Lake Vyrnwy and its sculpture park and RSPB reserve. Open daily. Free entry.

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There are various view points around the lake with parking places; most are laid to gravel. The paths surrounding the lake have various different terrains. There is a designated disability viewing place in the RSPB hide. There is a car park at Lake Vyrnwy with disability spaces close to the entrance. There is also a drop- off point at the entrance. There are toilets which include disability toilets. There is level access to the shop and a slopping tarmac entrance to the café. Guide dogs are welcome.

Brief Description:

Set amongst the Berwyn Mountains Lake Vyrnwy is a reservoir in Powys, Wales. It has a stone-built dam, built in the 1880s, and was the first of its kind in the world. The purpose of its build was to supply Liverpool and other districts with fresh drinking water. Walks around the lake with view points, allow you to explore 24,000 acres of an RSPB Reserve.

Further Information:


Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn, Montgomeryshire, Powys, SY10 0LY.


Available via website.


01691 870692.


Opening Hours:

Lake Open daily. Opening times vary for Attractions at it. Free entry to RSPB hide but donations are welcome.


Situated 24.1 miles W of Oswestry via Treflach Road, B4396 and B4393. Lake Vyrnwy is approx. 21 miles to the North West of Welshpool via the A490 and then slightly South onto the B4393. OS SH 997210


Best travelled to by car.

For more travel information go to or call 0800 46 40 000


There is a shop and café at the lakes, which serves hot and cold food and drinks daily. There are a number of places to eat, drink and stay around Lake Vyrnwy and its surrounding area, including the Lake Vyrnwy hotel and spa.

Travel Information

For further travel information in Wales please see:

Or call Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000