Lake Vyrnwy is a reservoir in Powys, Wales.
To launch you kayak it will cost you £4.50 for the day. You will be issued with a flag and a whistle from the boat house. You are restricted to a certain area of the reservoir, nevertheless, its still a pretty decent size areas for beginners to paddle on.
You can’t launch your kayak unless someone is manning the boat house.
Bethania Adventure provide kayaks & canoes if you don’t have your own, buoyancy aids are provided & wetsuit are also available to hire.
How to get there:
From Llanfyllin, take the B4393 to Llanwddyn. Continue along the B4393 to Llanwddyn by taking a right turn. At the dam, turn left, then left at the end of the dam. The RSPB visitor centre is on the right.
Extremely clean toilets (infact it boasts ‘Loo of the year’ 2002/2003).
On-site light refreshments.
Dinghy sailors also use the reservoir so you need to keep your eyes pealed.
Ins and Outs:
Man made reservoir (Though you would not think it) owned by Severn Trent Water, set at the base of the Snowdonia National Park. Fantastic place for beginners to go and reasonably quiet.