The lake

Llyn Tegid lies to the south west of the town of Bala, between the Berwyn, Aran and Arenig mountains lies Llyn Tegid.  Commonly referred to as Bala Lake, it is 4 miles long and up to ¾ of a mile wide.  It is Wales’ largest natural lake.

Llyn Tegid is owned and managed by the Snowdonia National Park Authority as a recreational resource, who also protects the lake and its special biodiversity.  They provide invaluable support to this event.

The lake is approximately:

  • 25 miles from Betws-y-Coed
  • 30 miles from Wrexham
  • 40 miles from Chester
  • 45 miles from Bangor
  • 45 miles from Aberystwyth
  • 70 miles from Liverpool
  • 80 miles from Manchester
  • 90 miles from Birmingham
  • 135 miles from Cardiff
  • 205 miles from London
  • 280 miles from Edinburgh

Information about public transport is available from the National Park Authority website and for accommodation see the Stay in Wales website.


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