Beyond Oswestry, begin your day out walking around Oswestry’s old racecourse. It is many years since local eccentric Mad Jack Mytton lost his money here but now the views over Shropshire make up for the lack of thundering horses hooves. Travel towards the Tanat valley and a sense of tranquility seeps into the countryside as you discover the unspoilt villages of Oswestry’s hinterland.
The Tanat Valley Light Railway hides at Nantmawr and give you the chance to travel on the Old Potts Line alongside the river. Jones Rough is a nature reserve nearby and Offa’s Dyke path wanders through the village.
Follow the river Tanat through picture postcard scenery until you find one of the seven wonders of Wales- Llanrhaeadr Waterfall. This wondrous waterfall stands higher than Niagara and is even more entrancing when summer showers (!) swell the falling force of water.
More water beckons at Lake Vyrnwy – this man made lake will show you two faces. Be active and walk, cycle, sail or run around the lake or, thinking of something a little gentler, the area is a haven for bird watchers. No matter how you spend your day why not stay on for a spectacular sunset over the lake?
Places to go, things to see and what’s on:
|Oswestry- Old Racecourse||LLanrhaeadr Waterfall||Lake Vyrnwy|
|Jones Rough Nature Reserve||Craig Sychtyn – Nature Reserve||Tanat Valley Light Railway|
Beyond Oswestry – Lake Vyrnwy
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