Local Area and Activities


Surrounding Area

Sychypwll is a great spot for walking, with a footpath running along the top of the argae, a raised footpath skirting the confluence of the rivers Vyrnwy and Severn. Offa’s Dyke is short walk away, a large linear earthwork that roughly follows the current border between England and Wales. It was established in about 780 AD by Offa, the Mercian King, as a boundary between his kingdom of Mercia and Wales. It would originally have stood around 20 feet high and is still a prominent feature today. The Montgomery Canal Towpath is also close by, a conservation area in which you can enjoy the abundant wildlife and plant life. If you feel energetic, a walk up to Breidden Hill and Rodneys’ Pillar offers a challenge, from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. For those looking for nightlife, there are numerous country pubs offering good food and drink close by, with The Punch Bowl Inn, the only surviving pub in Llandrinio, a couple of miles away.


 

River Vyrnwy

The Sychpwll Centre backs onto The River Vyrnwy, a 40 mile river starting from the base of the Lake Vyrnwy in Powys and running into the River Severn in Shropshire.  Many of our guests dip their toes into the River Vyrnwy to cool off and take in the beauty of the surroundings. The river is very popular with kayakers and canoeists, suited for experienced and novice paddlers alike. The upper reaches of the river has Grade two and three white water sections, with much calmer Grade one waters lower down the river around Sychpwll. We are able to arrange kayak and canoe hire for those interested.

 

 

 

 

Wildlife

Wildlife is in abundance in and around Sychpwll with over 120 varieties of birds including sparrow hawks, woodpeckers, barn owls , great crested tits, swans and turtle doves. We also regularly see otters, badgers and foxes. Visitors are free to take a stroll down the Wildlife Corridor, a 200 metre natural corridor separating the two and five acre meadows at Sychpwll, opening out to a space that people can sit to observe the surrounding countryside.