This cache is set on the narrow lane that leads over the scenic Berwyn Mountains to Lake Vyrnwy. The Victorian reservoir of Lake Vyrnwy is a stone-built dam, built in the 1880s, and was the first of its kind in the world.
The Nature Reserve and the area around it are jointly managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), and Severn Trent Water.
It was built for the purpose of supplying Liverpool and Merseyside with fresh water. It flooded the head of the Vyrnwy Valley and submerged the small village of Llanwddyn.
Today it is a popular retreat, for people in the West Midlands and Merseyside for days out, and also for ornithologists, cyclists, and hikers. The Reserve is designated as a National Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area, and a Special Area of Conservation.
FOR YOUR SAFTY This is a working wood/forest, and you may come across work sites, workers and vehicles during your visit. Please avoid all working areas and obey any safety signs and instructions. You must not enter any areas where access has been restricted.
2. This wood/forest and the roads and tracks are used for a lot of different activities. You may meet other people during your visit - please be on the lookout for them, as they may be unaware that you are there. Please also respect their rights to enjoy their recreation.
3 Conditions can change very rapidly in forests and woodlands. Please make sure that you are properly prepared for your visit, and please take care for your own safety. In the interests of safety the Forestry Commission strongly recommends that you carry a mobile phone and first aid kit and leave details of the mobile number, route and expected return time with a friend, relative or responsible person.