Lake Vyrnwy and Bryn Cownwy

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This is a short walk at the south end of the lake and is mostly on tracks with only one stile. There is a short, steep climb near the beginning (although this can be omitted) and another, longer one towards the end. The route goes through woodland on paths that are sometimes not mapped, although near the end a signposted trail is picked up and this makes things very easy.

Wales - Mid Wales - Powys - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
04/08/2014 - Andrew Edwards

Walked on 4th August 2014 This was the second attempt at this walk as we had to abandon it 18 months ago due to the depth of snow and fallen trees etc. We got lost a few times on this walk, probably mostly our own fault, having re-read the instructions. After way point 12 it is a bit difficult for a while. The tracks have all but disappeared. Spotting the wooden footbridge is very hard when you cross the field. The field it self starts off with Fern and Bog and then changes to Thistles. You will see a gap in the field boundary where a small stone stream bed runs down into a gully. At this point you can determine a wire fence on the left that is all but obscured by fern and undergrowth. This is where you should look down into the gull and along to try to make out the wooden foot bridge. Way point 18. There is no number 78 on the post or on subsequent posts until you see a post with 72 on it, but this is not at any of the way point, but is between way points 20 and 21. When you see post 72 carry straight on.

27/06/2014 - Ian Dodd

At waymark 12 the double wheel tracks (now partly grassed over) did indeed lead us to the corner of the field. Don't follow the tempting track off to the right out of the field as we did at first, but look carefully down towards the stream and, through the foliage and undergrowth, you will spot a footbridge.Once over this we were able to see the trees and gate in the photo of WM13 and after that we had no difficulty with the directions.

02/09/2013 - SUE MALLOWS

Attempted this walk 30/8/13 and suspect that parts have changed since it was written. It was very difficult to follow at and after Point 12 where there are no waymarkers, no evidence of path use and no clear indication of where the path went. we found a point to cross the stream and them had to turn left down the hill following an overhanging hedge where we found the gate into the wood and then second stile in Point 13 (rotten and falling apart). We then walked up the hill for a short distance and crossed an old broken hedge line into a larger field. Moving down the hill we could find almost no indication of a way out although the remaining supports of a small (possibly farmers) stile were visible at one point. We had to climb the fence at where the barbed wire top was missing, slide down a bank and cross a small ditch to regain the route a little on from Point 17. From Point 18 we also found it difficult to follow the instructions and decided to follow the way markers for Glyndwr's Way to find our way back to the car park. We are competent map readers and I suspect that the route has changed somewhat since the walk was written but I would not recommend this walk to anyone who is unable to follow the route on a map.

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