River Vyrnwy, Rivers Llanwddyn, Powys - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


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The River Vyrnwy (Welsh: Afon Efyrnwy), a tributary of the River Severn, flows through northern Powys, Wales, and Shropshire, England. The source of the Vrynwy is the Lake Vyrnwy reservoir, built in the 1880s to supply Liverpool with water. The river runs for 40 miles (64 km), and the last 8 miles form part of the Welsh/English border between Powys and Shropshire. Its confluence with the River Severn is near the village of Melverley. <br><br> Kayakers and Canoeists paddle the River Vyrnwy frequently and the early stages of the river are predominantly Grade II white water with a few Grade III sections, most notably the Vyrnwy Gorge near the village of Dolanog. The other most prominent feature of the upper river is Dolanog Falls, a 20 feet (6 m) high man-made weir that requires a portage by both kayaks and canoes. Much of the lower river below Pontrobert is Grade I and a good touring river.<br><br> There are many walks in the valley of the Vyrnwy, including the long distance trails of Glyndwr’s Way, the Ann Griffiths Walk and the Pererindod Melangell Walk.
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