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This map shows Llyn Celyn in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. It is located in the East of the Park close to the town of Location of Llyn Celyn in  WalesBala with the mountains of Arenig Fach (689m) to the West, Arenig Fawr (853m) to the South and Carnedd-y-Filast (669m) to the North. The lake or reservoir was formed by flooding the valley of the River Tryweryn which act meant that the village of Capel Celyn was also flooded. It is doubtful whether this horrendous act of forcefully flooding a small village in one country to supply water to a City (Liverpool) in another country would be allowed to take place in this day and age. Yet surprisingly it took place relatively recently in 1961. At the risk of being controversial I feel I have to point out that the flooding of the village was not just an English v Welsh matter. This is evidenced by the fact that many English villages have been flooded over the years to supply water for the cities including: the village of Wyborn that was flooded to form the Thirlmere Reservoir to supply water for Manchester. Derwent and Ashopton were two villages that were flooded to form Ladybower reservoir to supply Sheffield and Derby. Mardale in Cumbria was flooded for the Hawswater Reservoir and so on.

It would be described as "for the greater good". Indeed the flooding of valleys would have taken place all around the globe "for the greater good". It is just so sad for the inhabitants who have their homes destroyed, whether they be Welsh or English or Mexican!

On the bright side the Afon (River) Tryweryn which is now fed from the waters of Llyn Celyn has become a centre for white-water sports. It is very popular with canoeists as it is a dam released river enabling water to flow when other rivers are dry, and this enables year round white water sport. Over-weight deputy prime ministers have even been known to brave the rapids of Tryweryn, [ John Prescot ].....so it can't be that dangerous!

[ Map of Llyn Celyn Lake location ] Map of Llyn Celyn  location

All distances refer to the proximity of hotels and accommodation to the town of Frongoch
Map of Llyn Celyn, showing River Tryweryn Whitewater Centre

Please click on the TOWNS or villages to find some where to stay in the area around Llyn Celyn. Choose from self catering accommodation near to Llyn Celyn and River Tryweryn or alternatively you may click on the HOTEL logo for hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation close to Llyn Celyn, near Bala, North Wales.

Click on this logo for hotel accommodation = HOTELS & SERVICED ACCOMMODATION Click on this logo for self catering accommodation   = SELF CATERING  

the hairy legged hiker The town of Bala is located nearby, on the northern edge of Bala Lake. It is an ideal holiday resort for touring Mid Wales and the south of the Snowdon National Park. Alternatively cottages are available to let near by in Frongoch and Glan yr Afon


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