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Lake Vyrnwy is set amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains. With spectacular waterfalls, and unspoilt open countryside, a visit to Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family.

Llanwddyn, Powys, SY10 0LY

 

The 13-acre Llandrindod Lake, an unexpected feature of the town with a magnificent dragon statue at its centre, is a perfect place for a gentle stroll or leisure cycle ride.

Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6BL

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Cregennan Lakes are owned by the National Trust, and are situated on the northern slopes of Cadair ldris, some 800 ft above sea level, overlooking the beautiful Mawddach Estuary.

Southern Snowdonia | Cadair Idris, Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX

 

The Warren - The Warren has been popular with tourists for over 200 years because of Water-Break-Its-Neck Waterfall, the spectacular waterfall. Named for its rabbit warren which once provided a source of food. SO Grid Ref: SO187598

Radnor Forest (NRW), Nr Presteigne, Powys, UK

 

Devil's Bridge Falls, 12 miles from Aberystwyth, is a spectacular waterfall attraction and nature trails in the heart of the Mid Wales Cambrian Mountains. It is one of the 'Must See' natural features in Wales.

Devils Bridge, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3JW

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Brecon Canal Basin is at the northern end of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, right in the heart of Brecon. The canal towpath offers walkers a gentle walking experience through the countryside and take in the waterside wildlife.

Aberhonddu | Brecon, Powys, LD3 7AD

 

The Mawddach Estuary is where the River Mawddach (Afon Mawddach in Welsh) meets the sea and forms a stunning wide sandy estuary. At the mouth of the Estuary is the town of Barmouth and 8 mile inland is the town of Dolgellau.

Southern Snowdonia, LL40 2TA

 

The Llyn Clywedog is a man made reservoir formed by the construction of the Clywedog Dam. A number of viewing points and picnic areas are arranged along the 15 mile circular drive around the lake.

nr Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6NZ

 

Tal-y-llyn Lake is a 220 acre ribbon lake located at the foot of Cadair Idris in Southern Snowdonia, a short distance north of Machynlleth and north-east of Tywyn.

Southern Snowdonia, LL36 9A

 

Pistyll Rhaeadr is often referred to as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. The waterfall is formed by the Afon Disgynfa falling in three stages over a 240-foot cliff-face, into the Afon Rhaeadr below.

Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Powys, SY10 0BZ

 

The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal winds through 35 miles of peaceful countryside all the way from Brecon south to Cwmbran. Its pretty scenery and lightly-locked route make it understandably popular with holidaymakers.

Brecon - Newport, LD3 7EW

 

Llyn Brianne is a spectacular reservoir at almost 300m (990ft) above sea level. It holds over 64million cubic metres of water contained by a 91m (300ft) stone-built dam and is the largest of its kind in Europe.

Cambrian Mountains, SA20 0PG

 

Talybont - Gilwern Section, Brecon & Monmouthshire Canal, UK

 

The Montgomery Canal, or ‘The Monty’ as it’s fondly referred to, stretches from Newtown to Llanymynech in Wales, and continues over the border into England to Frankton Locks where it joins the Llangollen Canal.

Welshpool, Powys, UK

 

Dolgoch Falls are a series of three waterfalls near Tywyn in Southern Snowdonia, Mid-Wales. The falls are part of the Nant Dol-goch stream and can be reached via a short walk, there are a number of caves on the route. OS Grid Ref: SH 6504

Talyllyn Railway | Dolgoch Falls Station, Bryncrug, Gwynedd, LL36 9UW

 

Bala Lake, or Llyn Tegid, is over four miles long and a mile wide at it's widest point, making it the largest natural lake in Wales. It is an important home for the rare 'gwyniad' fish - a species which is only found in Llyn Tegid.

Bala & Penllyn, Gwynedd, LL23 7AD

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The six Elan Valley dams, located 3 miles from Rhayader in the Cambrian Mountains are one of the greatest civil engineering achievements of the late 19th and early 20th century, providing the water supply for Birmingham.

Cwm Elan | Elan Valley, Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

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Llangorse has the largest natural lake in south Wales, it boasts an ancient Crannog and is a perfect location to mess about in boats, take a gentle stroll or watch the bird life.

Llangors, Nr Brecon, Powys, LD

 
 
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