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Lake Vyrnwy

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Lake Vyrnwy

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Name:Lake Vyrnwy
Phone:01691 870615

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Lake Vyrnwy is a Victorian reservoir, owned by Severn Trent Water, and can be found within the Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve and Estate, Powys, Wales. 

The lake is just over 7.6km long with a stone-built dam at one end which was built in the 1880's. The dam was one of the first of its kind in the world. The reservoir is sourced by the river Vyrnwy and was primarily built to supply Liverpool and other Merseyside areas. 

Within the Lake Vyrnwy area, there is the Revolution Bike Park which is a new downhill biking centre which was opened in 2011.



The area attracts many visitors; tourists, adventurers, walkers, explorers etc. The varied nature of why people visit the area has led to range of accommodation available including, bunk-house, camping, self-catering, B&B and Hotels.

Recommended accommodation includes;

FarmhouseInWales.com: Sleeps a maximum of 31 people split over 3 buildings. The main Farmhouse sleeps 17, The Bunkhouse sleeps 12 and the Old Treehouse sleeps 2.  Each building has its own self-catering kitchen. Read more ….

Bethania Farmhouse: Located close to the boathouse and is owned by the Water Company. It can sleep a maximum of 18 in 3 bunkrooms and has a fully equipped kitchen dining room, toilets and showers as well as a lounge area which has an open fire. There are drying areas for wet clothing.

Whilst this is a self-catering unit, full catering can be arranged if required.

Y Dolydd Llanfyllin Workhouse: Sleeps a maximum of 24 people in 3 bunkrooms and includes a small self-catering kitchen. There is a larger kitchen on-site which can be hired if required.

Training Facilities



The lake is 7.64kms long and has a maximum width of just over 1km. There are no buoy lines or marker posts. 

There is a boating area with a small boat house for changing, brewing teas and coffees, and eating snacks between sessions. There is no landing stage as the water level does vary depending on the water demand. 

There is a car park for truck and trailer and boats are secure when left on outside trestles. 

You will need to supply your own coaching launches. 

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