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River swimming / jumping. Kids have been jumping off bridge into a deep pool on downstream side for decades. We've been going for last four years.

Very gentle flow and easy access via grassy bank for the less adventurous!

Come into the village of Meifod on the A495 from either direction and look out for the signpost for Clwb Cobra / Cobra Rugby Club. Road bridge crosses Vyrnwy, park where you can and make your way to upstream side of bridge via stiles for grassy bank access to river.
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  • Added: 23/07/2018

    Deep in the heart of lost Wales, near Welshpool, the Vyrnwy snakes forever through the landscape, a wild swimmer’s dream. Open, sunny and deep with fine views, this is perhaps the easiest place to access the river with long swims and walks available from the riverside footpath. Gallt yr Ancr behind Meifod makes a lovely little hill to climb.

    Turn off A495 in Meifod, dir Recreation Facilities and SY22 6DA past rugby club/ tennis courts to find bridge and limited verge space on far side. Riverside footpaths head downstream for a mile (L bank to a beach). 2 mins, 52.7073, -3.2499

    from Wild Guide to Wales (Wild Things Publishing, 2018)

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