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Visit Wales Lakes and Reservoirs

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LLandrindod Wells Lake

Llandrindod lake was built as a boating lake towards the end of the last century and is popular with locals and visitors alike. The Lakeside Cafe & Bistro, picnic area, fishing and an abundance of wildlife are a few of the attractions.

In or near Llandrindod Wells

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Cadair Idris

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

 
Elan Valley in Autumn

The Elan Valley is an area of spectacular beauty and abundant wildlife right in the heart of mid Wales.The dams and reservoirs of the Elan Valley are situated within an area of outstanding scenic beauty.

In or near Rhayader

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Bala Town

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.

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Llyn Carfnant in the Gwydir Forest

Llyn Crafnant is a 3/4 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

 
Gwydr Forest Park

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

 
Visitors at Llyn Geirionydd Gwydir Forest

A lake with power Llyn Geirionnydd is a 3/4-mile long lake in Gwydyr Forest, and reputedly the home of the 6th century poet Taliesin.

 
Lake Vyrnwy

Lake Vyrnwy is set amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains. With spectacular waterfalls, and unspoilt open countryside, a visit to Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family.

In or near Lake Vyrnwy

 
Bosherton Lakes

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

In or near Pembroke

 
Visitor Centre

The six Elan Valley dams, located 3 miles from Rhayader in the Cambrian Mountains are one of the greatest civil engineering achievements of the late 19th and early 20th century, providing the water supply for Birmingham.

In or near Rhayader

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Tal-y-llyn Lake

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

 
Padarn Country Park

An 800 acre park providing delightful trails and walks in a spectacular oak woodland at the south-eastern end of Llyn Padarn, a magnificent glacially formed lake nestled amidst some of Snowdonia’s most spectacular scenery.

In or near Llanberis