WELSHPOOL RAMBLERS: Attracted by the prospect of sights of Lake Vyrnwy in the autumn sunshine, on Sunday, October 28, a group of 17 Welshpool Ramblers set out on a seven mile walk there. They were not disappointed.

After visiting the sculpture park and the dam, led by Vic Smith, the group took forest tracks through the RSPB reserve above the South West bank of the lake, returning by the lakeside road. The return provided magnificent views across the lake to the woods bathed in the light of the sun which by then was low in the West.

Welshpool Ramblers

THE Welshpool Ramblers' walk on Sunday, November 11, will be in the area of Foel, crossing the River Twrch once and the Banwy twice.

The 6 ½ mile circular route involves only a couple of gradual inclines and no stiles. All are welcome, but no dogs on the walk please (except registered assistance dogs, by arrangement). Meet at 9.30am in the car park beside the Welshpool Tourist Centre (SY21 7DD; OS grid ref SJ 226 076), from where transport will normally be available.

Those wishing to go directly to the start of the walk should meet in the layby near Foel Farm on the approach to Foel village from the Welshpool direction (postcode SY21 0NR; OS grid ref SH 994 115) ready for a 10am start. For further information please ring 07792 562379.

For details of the Ramblers' walk to take in the autumnal sights of Lake Vyrnwy, turn to page 22.