Hafren Dyfrdwy say they will take action at a Powys tourist attraction after residents complained that overgrown verges were making the area dangerous for visitors.

According to some residents claims, hedges and borders on the road surrounding Lake Vyrnwy has left some sections of the road, which is a popular destination for walkers and cyclists, in a hazardous condition.

Resident David Jones says he reported his concerns to the landowners Hafren Dyfrdwy but has yet to see any action on the issue - although Hafren Dyfrdwy say they are satisfied a clear route still exists on the road.

"Around 12 months ago I sent an email pointing out the overgrown vegetation on the roadside blocking the view for walkers and drivers," said Mr Jones.

"I was told it would be seen to in the next few weeks, but 12 months on nothing has been done and it's getting worse."

Mr Jones, who has lived in the area for nearly 50 years, says the state of the roads near the lake left him feeling angry and upset - and is concerned that the areas away from the key tourist attractions at the visitor centre and Lake Vyrnwy Hotel are being left to decay.

"Does a child or walker cyclist have to get hurt before any thing is done?

"Severn Trent(Hafren Dyfrdwy) used to call Vyrnwy the Jewel in their crown, well I'm asking you, Severn Trent, to put a shine on the jewel once more."

The Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve and Estate that surrounds the lake is jointly managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and Hafren Dyfrdwy.

A Hafren Dyfrdwy spokesperson said they had inspected the site and were satisfied there was no danger - but that normal hedge cutting work would be taking place soon.

"As part of our usual planned, maintenance programme around Lake Vyrnwy, we will be carrying out hedge and verge cutting in the next couple of weeks," said a spokesperson.

"This work usually takes place later in Summer, to allow wildflowers to see and to avoid any disturbance to nesting birds.

"We’re sorry if the vegetation on site has caused any inconvenience for anyone, but we’ve been to site this weekend and checked that there is still a clear route on the road."