Plan your visit
The reserve, hides, car park, toilets and trails are open daily all day. The visitor welcome point is open every weekend and daily throughout school holidays from 10.30am to 4pm.
The onsite Cafe is open daily from 10am until 4pm and the Water Sports Centre is open daily during school holidays and every weekend from 10am until 4pm.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
Visitor centre is closed
Guided walks is closed
Educational facilities are closed
How to get here
Welshpool, more than 20 miles away.
At the end of the dam. Infrequent service to this rural location. Walk in opposite direction to the lake, with the office buildings on the right.
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 office is on the right.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Information for dog owners
Lake Vyrnwy is an open reserve with a large population of ground-nesting birds and livestock. For this reason we ask that dogs are kept on leads at all times.
Group booking information
Groups are welcome, from small to large, with plenty of parking for cars and space for limited number of coaches.
There are camping sites and other accommodation nearby. Groups are especially welcome in the slower season of spring and autumn when the colours of nature and the diversity of wildlife are at their best.
Schools booking information
Visit Lake Vyrnwy and immerse your students in unique and memorable learning experiences. You can choose from a selection of half or full-day programmes that will get your group exploring the natural world with exciting hands-on activities. Led by experienced and dedicated learning staff, programmes are linked to curriculum topics and are carefully crafted so that you and your classes get the most out of their time outdoors.
Help protect Lake Vyrnwy
Lake Vyrnwy urgently needs your help.
From restoring blanket bog to giving whinchats a home, your VIP support can aid our work in protecting this Very Important Place.