Walks Around Lake Vyrnwy

2 Nov 2018 | Henstent News, Things to do in Bala

One of the most lovely things to do in the area is Lake Vyrnwy, and we find that this beautiful attraction has so much charm. We see visitors all through the year because the attraction, by its very nature, is a treat both in summer and winter. Attractions like this in the Snowdonia region are an excellent reason to invest in a holiday home to take advantage of them whenever you would like.

We’ve enjoyed quite a few trips to the lake in spring, summer, autumn and winter. As such, we’ve taken the time to put together a few routes for your enjoyment.


The Rhiwargor Trail

Probably the most popular of all of the walks around Lake Vyrnwy, and it is very much one of the most enjoyable. Starting, and finishing at the Rhiwargor Car Paark, this trail is 2.3 miles of sights and sounds, featuring mountain views as well as the gorgeous Rhiwargor waterfall. All-in-all, the walk is a pleasant one which takes place over grass tracks with no steep climbs, though it should be noted that you will have to cross a stream with stepping stones in order to get the most of it – making it not so wonderful for those with mobility issues.


The Llechwedd-du Walk

The Llechwedd-du Walk is absolutely perfect for those that may struggle with some of the more challenging treks in the area, but it is also a walk that certainly doesn’t shortchange you when it comes to things to see. Llechwedd-du starts from the track opposite the boathouse on the south side of the lake, and takes place over 5 miles through the forest. The track is well-maintained and takes you through clearings, conifers and birch trees, while being nice and gentle. For those who don’t want to risk a slightly boggy section, you can retrace your outward route in order to continue on without risking any mishaps.


The Llechwedd-du Short Trail

For those who prefer a slightly shorter route for their walk, the Llechwedd-du short trail affords 1.7 miles. It starts from the RSPB shop and leads along roads and tracks, while also allowing you fantastic views of the lake, tower, dam and all of the woodland birds you might be fortunate enough to happen upon as you go.


The Ty-uchaf Walk

Starting from the northernmost part of Lake Vyrnwy, this trail is 4.3 miles long, and goes along forest tracks as well as roads, and has a very gentle incline. You’ll be able to take in the sight of majestic, mature conifer trees on this walk, as well as enjoy a view of the lake that is quite charming.

The Grwn-oer Trail

Only a mile to stroll, but a very good one. This walk beginds at Llanwyddyn Villages’ car park, and takes you alongside the river and the forest. A short one, but fantastic should woodland walks be your happy place.

We hope that this little list is a good starting point for your adventures! Please keep in mind that Lake Vyrnwy is a RSPB Reserve, which affords you a look at all manner of rare species of birds. This place is one of the very loveliest in the region, and we very much look forward to hearing your impressions of this beautiful attraction.

(And a few of your own walks if you would care to share them!)