It’s mental health awareness week, and the theme is nature. The past year has really highlighted the importance of nature for our wellbeing, and how vital it is that everyone has access to wild spaces. Below are three easy to find, peaceful places around the reserve at Lake Vyrnwy, where you can get a good dose of nature any time of year- have you experienced them all?
Photo of giant hand sculpture in woodland. Photo credit: Michael Harvey, rspb-images.com
Photo of Lake Vyrnwy from a hillside, with the dam in the foreground and tower and hills beyond. Photo credit: Eleanor Bentall, rspb-images.com
Photo: Two people walking along a tree-lined trail. Photo credit: Eleanor Bentall, rspb-images.com
To round off your walk, stop off at the RSPB welcome hub by the dam, where you can find out about more serene spots around the lake, learn more about the wildlife and heritage, and find out how you can help nature, too.
Vyrnwy is a truly magical place, and is an important home for nature. Please remember to stick to the trails, keep dogs on leads and take any waste home with you on your visit, so these places can stay wild and beautiful.
Share with us your favourite spot to get immersed in nature in the comments! Even if it’s not at Vyrnwy, perhaps there’s a green space near you waiting to be enjoyed.
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