Beautiful, yet little known llyn Clywedog


The scenery surrounding this large reservoir near Llanidloes is truly wonderful. This walk takes you along the western side of the reservoir along the Glyndwr’s Way long distance footpath. You start at the car park at south western end of the water with views of the Afon Clywedog. You then head past the spectacular dam which is the tallest concrete dam in the UK, with a height of 72 metres and a length of 230 metres. The walk continues to the north western edge of the reservoir with a mixture of lakeside sections and woodland trails. It’s a splendid area for bird watching too. Look out for red kites, buzzards and ravens on your walk.
The whole of this route is designed for walkers but cyclists can enjoy the second half of the route where there is a splendid trail along the lakeside. For the first half you can follow country lanes to the west of the lake.



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Made your plans for Easter?

This year Easter bank holiday begins on Friday 19th of April  until Monday 22nd  April. So who decides when Easter is? Well the answer is the Eastern churches, their decision is based on the 14th day of the lunar month then easter takes place on the following Sunday. Many want the same date every year, but this won’t be for at least five years as calendars for this time period have already been agreed on. None of this, however, should pose a problem, particularly as Spring in Britain begins to assert itself towards the end of March with the beginning of British summer time. 

With the improving weather prospects towards the end of the month Wildlife parks, National Parks and historic properties and locations are opening their doors to everyone. To see what is a happening across the country simply click on one of the many links on our Homepage to take you straight to the web sites of some of the countries best venues and locations.

Easter egg hunts abound while the many historic country homes invite you to come and enjoy their amazing parklands and collections.

Campsites, caravan and motorhome sites across the country will provide great value places to stay, encouraging you to visit
all corners  of Britain to discover why Britain is so special. From stunning mountains in the West to breath taking and dramatic coast lines who needs to go abroad?


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Easter at Blenheim

The Pleasure Gardens will transform into an Easter wonderland with lots of interactive experiences, family-friendly activities, Easter trails and shows to enjoy.

Find a traditional fairground, Dressing Up Tent, Princess Meet & Greet plus Punch and Judy and Fairy Stilt walkers.

Embark on an Easter Bunny Walkabout, or frolic with the fairy stilt walkers; plus have a go at Archery and get jumping on the bouncy castle or try bungee trampolining!

Families can also see an Easter Puppet Show, watch Balloon Twisters, take part in Circus Skills Workshops and have their faces painted over the four-day celebration.

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Walking advice from New Forest Park Lead Ranger


Walking Tips

It’s important to dress for the season and the weather. In the autumn and winter wear suitable footwear, warm clothing and waterproofs, as the weather is often unpredictable and parts of some walks can be muddy. Even in the summer, the weather can be changeable.

Food and drink
Local pubs and cafes are never too far away in many parts of the New Forest. However it is always advisable to carry a drink, snacks and any medication you may need and remember to take your litter home with you or put it in a bin.

The National Park is famous for its roaming ponies, cattle, donkeys and pigs. They’re owned by people called Commoners. They are not used to people so it’s best to look, but don’t touch or feed the animals.

Ticks and Lyme Disease
Ticks are found in the wooded and grassy areas of the New Forest. They feed on the blood of passing animals including humans – find out how you can reduce the risk of infection.

All walkers walk at their own risk and neither the New Forest National Park Authority, partners or guides can take responsibility for personal injury. To the best of our knowledge, the routes are entirely on public rights of way or within areas that are open for public access. But we cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the information. If you do find a mistake in them, or think they could be improved, please let us know by emailing

Gillie Molland



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