Lake Vyrnwy

3 April 2013

Yes, you did read that right...it's not a typo. I'm currently in a cottage on the Welsh border for the week so have been spending a lot of time in places we can't pronounce. I love Wales and its people but sometimes your place names do take the mick ;) Anyhow, donned in about 5 layers of clothes, I drove to Lake Vyrnwy - a huge nature reserve and estate with a massive lake and dam at the heart of it.


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The amount of snow there is at the moment is quite amazing. Instead of taking one of the very snowed over walking routes, I went for one of the main roads as it was shut because of so many trees having fallen down because of snow. There was no-one around and it was like I was hiking in the Alps or similar.

Remember the gazelle/hare type jumps that I said Max does in the snow? Well here's proof. He did lots of gazelle/hare jumping. Lots, and lots, and lots, and lots of gazelle/hare jumping.


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I tried to imitate him at one point and ended up falling down a snowy hill, tearing my leggings and ripping my knee in four places. Ripped clothes and bloody knees. Keeping graceful and classy as ever. 

When I arrived back to where I'd parked the car, it appeared I'd trekked almost 7 miles. Max was asleep the minute we got into the car to go home and stayed asleep for the whole evening. Gazelle/hare jumps in the snow are a good workout apparently.


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If you get the chance to explore Lake Vyrnwy then you must take up the opportunity. I only saw a small area of it because of snow but the estate is huge - I'd love to go back!

-Tamsin xxx

9 comments:

  1. beautiful photos!!! adorable puppy! :*

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  2. This place looks gorgeous! I love Wales so much! I would move to Pembrokshire in a heart beat if it wasn't so far away from my mum!

    Max looks like he loved all the jumping through the snow! I'm glad you're having a lovely time! I can't believe all the snow! We've had lovely sunshine down here in the South! xx

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  3. It really does look breathtaking!
    Sophie
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  4. Beautiful, what a great get away. You can't beat walking in the snow and getting all warm and rosy. And I have said it/thought it many times, your dog is awesome and I think he should be my dog's boyfriend!

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  5. I'm welsh and still cant pronounce half the names! Gorgeous pictures.

    Jess xo
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  6. This looks ridiculously picturesque! I have a week off & what I'd do to be spending it there :) jealous.xx

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  7. Hi I just found your lovely little blog, it so pretty. xx That a really gorgeous selection of pictures there, i love one with the dog and the snow!!

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  8. Wow, this is amazing- definitely doesn't look like the UK!! Poor you for falling over though, bad boyfriend for laughing. xx

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