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Other lakes in the area

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[edit] Lake Vyrnwy

Llyn Efyrnwy
Llyn Efyrnwy

Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve and Estate or Llyn Efyrnwy/Fyrnwy in Welsh) [pronounced VURN-OOE] is an area of Land in North Wales, Powys, surrounding the Victorian reservoir of Lake Vyrnwy. Its stone built dam is the first of its kind in the world and was built in the 1880s. The Nature Reserve and the area around it are protected by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and Severn Trent Water. It was built for the purpose of supplying Liverpool and Merseyside with fresh water.

[edit] Llangorse Lake

Llangorse Lake
Llangorse Lake

Langorse Lake is the largest natural lake in south Wales, and is situated within in the Brecon Beacons natonal park, near to the town of Brecon and the village of Llangors. The lake is famous for it's fishing, particularly pike, watersport, the afanc (lake monster, nick-named 'Gorsey') and the only example of a crannog (artificial island used as a settlement) in Wales and England. Llangorse lake is also one of the most mentioned sites in Welsh folklore.

[edit] Llyn Brianne

Llyn Brianne
Llyn Brianne

This beautiful lake is situated in the mountains of Mid Wales, north of Llandovery and extends for 3 miles towards Tregaron. It is in an area known as Little Switzerland, the nearest village being Rhandirmwyn. This is the Upper Towy Valley, which is one of the most beautiful areas of Wales, a haven for bird watchers, fishermen, mountain bikers and walkers.

[edit] Clywedog Reservoir

Clywedog Reservoir
Clywedog Reservoir

The Clywedog reservoir (in Welsh Llyn Clywedog) is a reservoir in mid Wales near the town of Llanidloes in Powys. The reservoir was formed by damming the River Clywedog, a tributary of the River Severn. Its concrete buttress dam is the tallest concrete dam in the United Kingdom, with a height of 72 metres and a length of 230 metres. When at capacity the reservoir contains approximately 50,000 megalitres of water. A second, much smaller embankment dam is located at Bwlch-y-gle to prevent overflow into the next valley.