My feature about Lake Vyrnwy is in this week’s issue of The People’s Friend. Here are some more photos that weren’t used to accompany the feature (because they can only use three pages for everything!), but might whet your appetite for exploring the area.
Do check out the sculpture park:
For some of the best views of the entire reservoir, and it’s surrounding hills, little can beat the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel’s hillside location (and the Tower Restaurant serves afternoon teas and evening meals to non-residents, too!).
The iconic Straining Tower dominates the reservoir.
It’s from here that water is drained, ready to go on its journey all the way to Liverpool (which involves going UNDER the River Mersey).
At the far end of the lake, there’s a short walk to the impressive Rhyd-y-meinciau waterfalls – which are even more impressive after periods of heavy rain.
On a glorious summer’s day, there’s nothing more tranquil than sitting on the shores of the reservoir, listening to the water lapping at your feet.
And if you fancy being energetic, why not take to the water from the sailing centre?