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This map shows Bala Lake and the surrounding area (Bala Lake is known as Llyn Tegid in Welsh). A few of the rivers that enter Location of Bala Lake in  Walesand exit the lake are also shown including the Afon (River) Llafar, Afon Tryweryn, the Afon Twrch, the Afon Lliw and the River Dee that both enters and exits the Lake. The Tryweryn close to the town of Bala and fed from Llyn Celyn is very popular with canoeists as it is a dam released river so water is often flowing when other rivers are dry, and this enables year round white water sport.
Bala Lake itself is 4 miles long by 1 mile wide and is popular for all sorts of boating and water sport activities. Boats are available for hire but be sure to book well in advance at peak holiday periods. You are able to practice the skills required for sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and also the ever more popular land based sport of mountain biking with excellent locations for biking around Bala Lake and on the quiet roads.

[ Map of Bala Lake location ] Map of Bala Lake location

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Anglers are well catered for as Bala Lake has abundant trout, pike, eel and of course the gwyniad, a white fish of the salmon family the hairy legged hikerunique to Llyn Tegid. Stop Press! One day after posting this about the gwyniad I have read that the fish is now to be found in the nearby Llyn Arenig Fawr, or at least the fish eggs are. The Countryside Council for Wales have placed fertilised eggs taken from gwyniad fish in Llyn Tegid and placed them in Llyn Arenig-Fawr where conditions are thought to be better for protecting the species in the long term. They are concerned that lake activities and the fluctuating lake levels were threatening the survival of Wales' rarest fish.

Besides rare fish the deep water of Llyn Tegid is also said to be home to a monster known affectionately as Teggie but as yet I don't think they have any plans to move him to another lake.

The Bala Lake Railway, a narrow gauge steam engine that runs along the Southern shore of the lake is another popular attraction at Bala Lake, enabling the less energetic visitors among us to view the wonderful scenery. The town of Bala itself sits at the northern end of the lake and is an ideal holiday resort or as a holiday base for touring North Wales and the southern area of the Snowdonia National Park.

Bala Lake, Llyn Celyn, Llyn Brenig, Llyn Trawsfynydd, Llyn Clywedog, Llyn Geirionydd, Llys-y-Fran Reservoir, Elan Valley Reservoirs, Tal-y-Llyn, Lake Vyrnwy, Llyn Padarn, Pontsticill Reservoir, Llangorse Lake, Llyn Brianne, Rheidol Valley and Llyn Nant y Moch,

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