Lake Vyrnwy

Awake the magic of Lake Vyrnwy

  • 24,000 acres of land could be transformed for wildlife and visitors
  • Home to some of Wales’ most threatened wildlife
  • £250,000 could help to transform Lake Vyrnwy
Our target £250000
Help us reach it

Will you help awake Lake Vyrnwy?

Just two hours from Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool lies a natural wonder, full of history and amazing views. See how you can help awake the magic of Lake Vyrnwy today.

Iolo Williams showcases the dramatic, beautiful Lake Vyrnwy and explains why it’s a special place to him. With wildlife in steep decline, he shows us what we need to do to save it, and how you can help.

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Graphic of Lake Vyrnwy

Help Lake Vyrnwy's threatened wildlife

Look beyond the surface

  • Keeping more water on the hills could help restore more of the natural blanket bog ecosystem that supports curlews, meadow pipits and merlins.
  • Improving the ‘ffridd’ so that this rare wildlife-rich habitat could flutter with more butterflies and birds by reducing overgrown bracken.
  • Protecting native woodlands by clearing invasive plants can give native birds like pied flycatchers a home in lakeside woods.
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How your £30 could turn into £3m for wildlife

An amazing transformation

This visionary scheme could transform the natural landscape around Lake Vyrnwy. If you can support us with a donation today, you could set off a huge ripple of support from others, including our partners Hafren Dyfrdwy and £3 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Lake Vyrnwy waterfall

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Family outing at Lake Vyrnwy
Lake Vyrnwy

Awake Lake Vyrnwy