Parc Caravanau Bryn Uchel Caravan Park,
Cwmllinau, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9PE
Telephone : 01650 511441

Lake Vyrnwy

The lake is 5 miles long and half a mile wide.  It looks incredibly natural but the truth is, it was created in the late 19th century by Liverpool Corporation, as a storage reservoir of safe water, for the rapidly growing city of Liverpool. Its stone-built dam, built in the 1880s, was the first of its kind in the world.

The pointed tower which rises out of the waters of Lake Vyrnwy, some distance from the dam, looks like part of a fairytale neo-Gothic style tower. This is linked to the shore by an arched bridge. The tower incorporates the reservoir's straining mechanism and was built during the same time as the dam. Its purpose is to filter or strain unwanted material from the water. 

Lake Vyrnwy forms part of a 24,000 acre RSPB Nature Reserve. Many species of bird have been recorded as breeding on this Reserve, including the Kestrel, Red Kite, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Siskin and the Wood Warbler. Hides are available to view some of the 90 species of birds recorded in the area together with 6 recorded species of bat to include the pipistrelle.

Activities in the area include sailing, canoeing, fishing, bird watching, cycling and horse riding.

For more information go to www.lake-vyrnwy.com

 


Llyn Efyrnwy/ Lake Vyrnwy

Llyn Efyrnwy/ Lake Vyrnwy

Copyright belongs to (2012) Visit Wales

Llyn Efyrnwy/ Lake Vyrnwy

Llyn Efyrnwy/ Lake Vyrnwy

Copyright belongs to (2012) Visit Wales

Llyn Efyrnwy/ Lake Vyrnwy

Llyn Efyrnwy/ Lake Vyrnwy

Copyright belongs to (2012) Visit Wales

Llyn Efyrnwy/ Lake Vyrnwy

Llyn Efyrnwy/ Lake Vyrnwy

Cudyll Coch/ Kestrel

Cudyll Coch/ Kestrel

Copyright belongs to RSPB

Barcud/ Red Kite

Barcud/ Red Kite

Telor yr Helyg/ Willow Warbler

Telor yr Helyg/ Willow Warbler

Copyright belongs to RSPB

Gwybedog Mannog/ Spotted Flycather

Gwybedog Mannog/ Spotted Flycather

Copyright belongs to RSPB