22nd October 2019

‘As part of the Lake Vyrnwy Experience Project, we’ve undertaken visitor and community consultations over the last few months and produced some exciting plans for the area. We’d now like to share those plans with you, our visitors. Below is a link to the visuals we’ve created, along with seven questions we’d like you to answer. The survey will take no longer than a couple of minutes to complete and we’d really appreciate your feedback. If you could share the survey far and wide with friends and family who may have visited Lake Vyrnwy too, that would be fabulous!’

This survey is now closed. Thank you to everybody who contributed - the results were very valuable.


4th July 2019 Bethel Chapel Open Evening 6 - 8pm

Please join us for drinks and nibbles at Artisans Cafe to talk about the restoration of Bethel Chapel followed by a tour inside the Chapel.

5th June 2019

The latest news about events in the village of Llanwddyn (and the HLF Lake Vyrnwy Experience project) can be read here.

10th May 2019

The latest news about events in the village of Llanwddyn can be read here.

1st May 2019

‘Exciting plans and big changes are being developed here at Lake Vyrnwy, thanks to initial support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and made possible by National Lottery players. RSPB Cymru, in partnership with Hafren Dyfrdwy, are working on plans that will improve facilities, the local community and the wildlife; meaning a better experience for everyone visiting this beautiful part of Wales. They also need your help to make Vyrnwy one of the best places to visit in Wales. If you’ve visited in the last year then please fill in the survey below, tell them your thoughts and ideas and help them shape the future of this beautiful place. Thank you.

2nd February 2018

The Valley Arts and Crafts Gallery and Shop (situated next to The Old Barn Cafe) will be open for our 11th year from March 26th 2018. Come visit our newly refurbished shop for gifts and items for the home from our unique collection of locally produced hand crafted creations by jewellers, silversmiths, wood workers, ceramicists, pyrographers, artists, photographers, needlewomen, paper crafters, stained glass artists, preserve makers  not forgetting teddy bear makers Open 7 days a week from 11 to 4 until October 29th when we close for the winter.  

30th September 2017

The Valley Arts and Crafts Shop at Lake Vyrnwy (next to The Old Barn Cafe and open 7 days a week from 11 to 4) is closing on Monday October 30th (but only for the winter!)  Do your Christmas shopping early  with unique hand mae items, from Christmas candles to sparkly scarves, stained glass to ceramics, Find that special gift. Something for everyone's budget. Watch out for our opening date in March 2018

15th June 2015

Samworth Brothers, better known for their Ginsters and Soreen brands, have just completed the 2015 Samworth Brothers Challenge Event based around the Lake over the past two weekends. 424 competitors completed gruelling cycling, canoeing, orienteering and assault course events raising £370,000 for the charities chosen by the  individual teams of four. Generous donations have also been made to local charities including £20,000 to the Llanwddyn Village Hall, £5,000 to the Welsh Air Ambulance, £3,000 to Medicare (who provided medical services for the event) and £3,000 to RSPB.

Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge organiser Anil Ahir said; “Samworth Brothers holds a Charity Challenge event every two years and we always like to give back to the local community that has helped to host the event. We were really overwhelmed by the welcome we received in mid-Wales and the help we received from the local community. Lake Vyrnwy was a great location for our Challenge event. Many of the team members were bowled over by the beauty and landscape of mid-Wales and plan to come back.”

B2 They are off 200.jpg  B4 Canoe sets off 200.jpg  B6 Team 33 cycling 200.jpg

B15 Assault course ladder walk 200.jpg  B16 Assault course razor wire tunnel 200.jpg  B22 Assault course wall climb 200.jpg

26th February 2015

The dam is overflowing again at the moment.

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20th February 2015

Valley Arts & Crafts has announced that it will be opening on Saturday 14th March and from then on it will be open seven days a week until Saturday 31st October.

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21st December 2014

Scottish Power has announced that it is ditching its plans to build a wind farm in Dyfnant Forest that would have overlokked Lake Vyrnwy. Further details at: