Holiday cottage guests near Lake Vyrnwy can enjoy the Snowdonia National Park, south of Lake Bala- just a short drive form the Shropshire border. Lake Vyrnwy reservoir has a breathtaking Berwyn Mountains backdrop . The Victorian stone built dam, first built in the 1880's, was the first of it's kind in the world and is certainly a sight to be seen. Also worth noting is the Rhiwargor valley at the head of the lake, where you can find a secret fairytale waterfall.
The area of Lake Vyrnwy is in fact a 24, 000 acre RSPB nature reserve, with lots of interesting trails and walks to wander through and explore. It truly is an amazing place for bird watching, with secretive hides and spots all around the lake to watch wildlife and admire the spectacular scenery. Cycle hire is available. You can spend a day leisurely cycling around the beautiful lake. Boating, water sports and horse riding trails are all popular. There is lots of space for free car parking, and lovely places to eat and gift shops to browse. Guests in holiday cottages near Lake Vyrnwy can enjoy wonderful days out in North Wales.