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Visitor Centre, free entry

RSPB Lake Vyrnwy

RSPB Lake Vyrnwy

RSPB Lake Vyrnwy


The RSPB welcomes you to our shop by the dam, with its wide range of gifts and books, from where you can access nature trails and information about the surrounding countryside. It is also the main starting point for our schedule of events and guided walks that cater for birdwatching beginners, families and the more active walker and birdwatcher.

The RSPB Lake Vyrnwy nature reserve with its variety of different habitats is an ideal base for a school visit. Lying above the beautiful reservoir of Lake Vyrnwy are thousands of hectares of heather moorland, meadow and woodland, crossed by rocky streams and dotted with crags. The RSPB, in partnership with Severn Trent Water, manages part of the reserve as the largest organic farm in England and Wales. You may see great crested grebes and goosanders on the water, dippers by the streams and ravens, buzzards and even a peregrine, soaring overhead.

Teaching in Welsh and English is available at all times.

When can we visit?
You can visit any weekday during the term. Half-day or full-day sessions are available. Please contact the field teacher for details.

What should we bring?
All the equipment needed is provided except pens and pencils. Each child should bring waterproofs and sturdy footwear, plus a sunhat and sun cream.

Please get in touch to discuss.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Dogs welcome but must be kept on a lead

Opening Details

Open all the time

Reserve open at all times.
Shop open 1 November 2016 - 31 March 2017 10.30 am - 4 pm (closed 24 - 27 Dec & 1 Jan); 1 April - 31 October 2017 open 10.30 am - 5 pm.


Free entry


Oswestry ,
SY10 0LZ

Location and nearby places


Plan route to RSPB Lake Vyrnwy using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 020197  Lat: 52.76597 Long: -3.45386

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 sjhop and visitor centre is on the right.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 22 miles from Welshpool station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Dogs welcome but must be kept on a lead

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