We have lots of ideas to inspire fun days out whether you are staying at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa or simply visiting the area for the day…
The lake is home to an abundance of wonderful wildlife; the RSPB hides and walking trails are a great place to start. Pack a pair of binoculars; you never know what you might see on a warm spring day. Look out for new born lambs or sheep being sheared, even birds of prey displaying – peregrines, buzzards, red kites and hen harriers may be visible over the moor.
Walking Lake Vyrnwy
Take a leisurely stroll around the lake at the foot of mountains, with its breath taking tower and dam or explore one of the many RSPB nature trails; our favourite is the Rhiwargor trial. Starting and finishing at the Rhiwargor car park, the trail is 2.3 miles long and includes mountain views and a spectacular waterfall.
For the more adventurous or serious walker there’s miles and miles of footpaths to take you off into the hills and mountains and the opportunity to feel the splendid isolation of the spectacular countryside around Lake Vyrnwy.
Hire a bike and you can spend hours exploring the shores of the lake. The road around Lake Vyrnwy is 11 miles long and couldn’t be more perfect for a leisurely bike ride with its flat road and picnic stops. Bikes are available to hire at two stations over the dam; Artisans and the Barn Café.
At this time of year you can embrace rural living – your very own version of ‘lambing live’. The RSBP farm is alive with lambing activity – over the next few weeks hundreds of lambs will be delivered and farm gates open to visitors. Lambing lives makes for a truly unforgettable experience for all of the family. The farm will be open throughout the weekends in April as well as May bank holiday (5th and 6th) with all events starting at 1pm from the RSPB shop, just over the dam. You’ll need to wrap up warm – the lambing sheds can get a little chilly!
Spring time is a particularly special time of year for us at the lake; the sun begins to shine and everything wakes up, providing a beautiful backdrop for your activities. Whatever you get up to this spring we hope that you have a wonderful time and will share your adventures with us on Facebook and Twitter.