The £158,000 regeneration of a South Powys beauty spot has now been completed.

Works to Llandrindod Wells' Victorian boating lake and surrounding area include enhancements to pathways around the lake, restoration of the amphitheatre on the shore and the installation of new pedalo boats for visitors to hire.

The lake’s ‘Fabulous Waterbeast’ sculpture and fountain has also been repaired after its support structure deteriorated as a result of being in the water for 10 years.

Total investment in the project is £158,000 with £126,400 coming from European Union Funding through a Welsh Government grant and the remainder from Powys County Council(PCC)'s regeneration service and match funding.

Cllr Martin Weale, PCC Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: "I’m delighted that the enhancement works in Llandrindod Wells’ Lake Park have been completed. This area is an important tourist facility for the town and mid Powys and the grant has provided a huge boost to its business prospects.

"We hope that visitors to the Lake Park appreciate the enhancement works that have been carried out and that they will support the business as we pilot boating on the lake."

The pedalo boats pilot business will be operated by Stuart Ingram from Crossgates until the end of the summer season in November. Six pedalos have been leased as part of the grant funding and works necessary to operate the business have been carried out, the council say.

Elsewhere the amphitheatre area has been rejuvenated with the old seating removed and replaced with oak benches and steps have been created for easier access. The ‘stage’ area has been improved to create a more defined stage area for performances and a removable canopy to go over the stage area providing shelter for performers is also available.

Cllr Rachel Powell, Cabinet Member for Outdoor Recreation, said: "I would like to thank the Countryside Volunteers for their efforts in improving the woodland trail and making is accessible to those who visit the Lake Park.

"It’s great to see that boating will return and I would encourage all visitors to try it and get a unique view of the Lake Park from the lake itself."

The council say they are seeking expressions of interest from anyone interested in piloting an events management business at the amphitheatre. Anyone interested should email