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Visit Wales Lakes and Reservoirs


At Llyn Brenig you can enjoy tasty snacks in the Dw^r Cymru/Welsh Water visitor centre and take in views of the lakes, moorland and forest, choose from a number of trails for walkers and mountain bikers, or try the playground.


Llyn Geirionnydd is a 0.75 mile long lake in Gwydyr Forest, and reputedly the home of the 6th century poet Taliesin.


The Bosherston Lakes, the old Stackpole Court site and Lodge Park Woods form the most complete and famous part of Stackpole’s designed landscape.

National Trust


Cregennan Lakes are owned by the National Trust, and are situated on the northern slopes of Cadair ldris, some 800 ft above sea level, overlooking the beautiful Mawddach Estuary.


Dinas Reservoir and Nantymoch Reservoir provide an excellant angling experience. Both lakes are bank fishing only. Nantymoch is fly only but on Dinas spinning and worming are also allowed.

In or near Aberystwyth

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Llyn Crafnant is a 0.75 mile long lake (well, reservoir actually) that lies in a beautiful valley where the northern edge of Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. Grid Ref: SH 757618

In or near Betws-y-Coed


Llyn Geirionnydd is a 3/4-mile long lake in Gwydir Forest, and reputedly the home of the 6th century poet Taliesin. Grid Ref: SH763603

In or near Betws-y-Coed


Llyn Brenig Lake is set in 920 acres of moorland and forest in the heart of the Denbigh Moors in North Wales

In or near Corwen

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Llangorse Lake in the heart of the Brecon Beacons national park, is the largest natural lake in south Wales. It boasts an ancient Crannog and is a perfect location to mess about in boats, take a gentle stroll or watch wildlife.

In or near Brecon


The Talybont Reservoir is just 2 miles from Talybont village and is the largest stillwater reservoir in the central Brecon Beacons at 318 acres. There is a 6 mile cycling route around the reservoir.

In or near Brecon


The Llyn Clywedog is a man made reservoir formed by the construction of the Clywedog Dam. A number of viewing points and picnic areas are arranged along the 15 mile circular drive around the lake.

In or near Llanidloes


Tal-y-llyn Lake is a 220 acre ribbon lake located at the foot of Cadair Idris in Southern Snowdonia, a short distance north of Machynlleth and north-east of Tywyn.

In or near Tal-y-llyn


The Usk Reservoir is a remote upland 280 acre reservoir surrounded by the Glasfynnedd Forest. Waymarked route around the reservoir for walking and cycling. Great for fishing and is one of the National Park's top ten sites for stargazing.

In or near Brecon


Llyn Brianne is a spectacular reservoir at almost 300m (990ft) above sea level. It holds over 64million cubic metres of water contained by a 91m (300ft) stone-built dam and is the largest of its kind in Europe.

In or near Llanwrtyd Wells


Bala Lake, or Llyn Tegid, is over four miles long and a mile wide at it's widest point, making it the largest natural lake in Wales. It is an important home for the rare 'gwyniad' fish - a species which is only found in Llyn Tegid.


Llyn Teifi is the largest of a group of six pools and reservoirs in Mid Wales in the western edge of the Cambrian Mountains. The nearest village is Pontrhydfendigaid which is close to the site of Strata Florida Abbey.

In or near Tregaron