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This map shows Llyn Clywedog Reservoir (Lake Clywedog)in the shadow of Plynlimon Fawr (752m) in Mid Wales. It is approximately 5 miles to the North of Llangurig as the crow flies, and three miles North West of Llanidloes on the A470.
To many Clywedog is the most beautiful lake in Wales, offering stunning scenery and wonderful fishing. There is an abundance of wildlife with Red Kites, Buzzards, Canada Geese, Peregrine Falcons, and Ospreys. Squirrels are a common sight, and there are polecats, foxes, and the short tailed vole, which has the unhappy distinction of being the primary source of food for the birds of prey that inhabit the lake shore.
The local fishing association, Llanidloes Angling Society, release about 30,000 fish into the lake each year including brown and rainbow trout,, making Clywedog one of the most popular lakes in Wales for serious anglers. Indeed the Clywedog is the venue for the annual European Open competition in June of each year.
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But Clywedog offers more than just fishing and wildlife with a thriving Sailing Club that has been at home on Lllyn Clywedog since 1968. The 6 miles long lake is open to all types of non powered watercraft from canoes and sailboards to dinghies, cruisers and keelboats. The Clywedog Sailing Club welcomes visitors throughout the year and in the first week in May the Club holds an open day. Club members are able to hire Laser Pico’s and Funboats for use on the lake.
But there's more!
The lake is owned and operated by Severn Trent Water Limited, the fourth largest water service company in the world. and they have established a number of walks, such as the Clywedog Gorge Trail around the Bryn Tail Mine workings to the South of the lake, and the Llyn Clywedog Scenic Trail, while there are a number of viewing points arranged along the circular drive around the lake that allow the visitor to make the most of the wonderful panoramic views. The National Trail of Glyndwr's Way also passes beneath the 236 ft (72m) dam before pursuing a course along the southern shore of the lake, making this one of its most picturesque stages.
For Cyclists there are various routes in the vicinity including the route heading from Llanidloes to Hafren Forest to Llyn Clywedog and returning to Llanidloes. A round trip of approximately 19 miles.
Permits for Lake Clywedog are available from the Traveller's Rest in Llanidloes;
the Newsagents in Long Bridge Street, Llanidloes, and the fishing tackle shop
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