Lake Vyrnwy is unpronounceable (to me) but very lovely.
Created around the turn of the 20th century to supply water to Liverpool (which is a feat in itself), the reservoir doesn’t suffer like Llyn Celyn does from anywhere near the guilt that might make one exclaim ‘Cofiwch Drywern’ - although you may be tempted.
Anyway, identity politics aside, it’s a big man made lake.
There is a dam, which providing the water is high enough has a lovely to look at series of waterfalls.
Also, there is RSPB hides all around for watching birds, which is nice.
The parking is adequate enough, although in high season I have my doubts.
There is a sculpture park where you can wander about wondering why some of the sculptures are missing and more importantly what on Earth the artists were on.
There are a few cafes, we brought a picnic, so take other’s words on the quality v cost angle.
We walked to the straining tower, which my 9 year old daughter found amusing in a lavatorial sense because she has her Daddy’s sense of humour. So that was pretty funny. But you can’t go in and strain, so head back to the bridge if you need the toilet.
All in all, a lovely spot.
Expect to spend a couple of hours if the weather holds up.
I’m led to believe there are water sports galore there, however that isn’t my sort of thing so I dunno.
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