Tal Y Llyn Lake in Snowdonia National Park

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

Categories: Lakes and Mountains, Landscapes, North Wales, Photography, ReflectionsTags: , , , , , , , ,


  1. Now the link works. Perfect. 👌

  2. Fantastic shots! You’ve captured these scenes beautifully.

  3. What a gorgeous lake, I can only imagine all the beautiful reflections that can be captured on an given day!!

  4. Wales is beautiful! Perhaps someday . . .

  5. So beautiful, I dreamed to be there… Thank you, have a nice weekend, Love, nia

  6. Wonderful! Nice reflections.

  7. Always a breath of fresh air and joy, your photos, my dear friend!

    • Thank you, dear Marina, for your kind words. xx

    • Ein äusserst interessanter Bericht über diesen wunderschönen Nationalpark und den lieblichen See, der in einer traumhaften Landschaft eingebettet ist. Herzlichen Dank für diese Bilder, die wie Gemälde auf mich wirken und mich anregen. Warum war ich nie in Wales? Ich wünsche Dir alles Gute, Freude und Segen. Ernst

      • Danke, lieber Ernst, für deine liebe Nachricht. Es freut mich, dass dir die Fotos und die schöne Landschaft gefallen. Viel Segen, mein Freund.
        Thank you, dear Ernst, for your lovely message. I’m pleased you like the photos and the beautiful landscape. Many blessings, my friend.

  8. What a beautiful place, and gorgeous photos.
    Alison xo

  9. Always a joy to see your posts! Sending hugs!

  10. Thank you so much for the tour of this special national park through your beautiful photos!

  11. Beautiful area. Fantastic photos.

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