Local Area & Attractions

Bala Lake

Bala Lake, or Llyn Tegid, is over four miles long and a mile wide at its widest point, making it the largest natural lake in Wales. It is an important home for the rare ‘gwyniad’ fish – a species that became trapped in the lake at the end of the last Ice age some 10,000 years ago. It is a member of the whitefish family, and is only found in Llyn Tegid.

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Arenig Fawr

The Arenigs, located between Bala and Trawsfynydd, are the poor relations of Snowdonia. Many walkers think they lack glamour and this is probably true but Arenig Fawr, the objective of this walk, certainly provides an excellent day in the mountains.

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Canolfan Tryweryn

Canolfan Tryweryn is the National White Water Centre for Wales, and is based near Bala in North Wales. It developed the first commercial white water rafting operation in the UK in 1986, and since then has grown to become the largest and one of the most well-known rafting organisations in the UK.

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Llyn Celyn

The large reservoir, which measures around two and a half miles long by a mile wide, was created in the early 1960’s when the village of Capel Celyn, (one of the last villages in Wales were only Welsh was spoken) and surrounding farmland was submerged, a cause of much controversy and anger, the battle to save it became a defining moment for Welsh nationalism.

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Foel Goch

Foel-goch is a mountain in Snowdonia, north-west Wales, and forms part of the Glyderau range, in Gwynedd. It lies in between Y Garn and Mynydd Perfedd.[1]

Good views of Dyffryn Ogwen are seen with Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Tryfan, Glyder Fawr and Elidir Fawr close by. Its height is 831 metres (2,726 ft).

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