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.”

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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: