Tal Y Llyn Lake is a large glacial lake in North Wales. It is a mirror clear lake, perfect for photography.
The Lake is located on a major fault line in Wales known as the Bala Fault, which extends from the Cheshire border to Cardigan Bay on the Coast.
The lake was formed by a post-glacial massive landslip damming up the lake within the glaciated valley. The depression caused by this was likely carved out and deepened during subsequent glaciation periods. The largest landslip in Wales.
The Lake is situated to the north of Machynlleth at the foot of Cadair Idris, the second highest mountain in Wales, which rises dramatically from its shores. There is a route leading to the summit from near the lake.
Enjoy a waterside walk around this stunning glacial lake in the Snowdonia National Park.
Take a swim or simply relax.
Peace and Tranquility in abundance.
There are two hotels situated on the banks of the lake.
The Ty’n Y Cornel Hotel, a local landmark since the early 1800’s. We stopped here for lunch. The food and service were both excellent. https://tynycornel.co.uk
The Old Rectory on the Lake: Country-chic choice with free breakfast, plus high-end dining, an outdoor hot tub and a sauna. Tel: 01654 782225
Photos: Tal Y Llyn Lake: April 2017 and August 2021