Gwgia is a man made lake constructed somewhere around 1840 to supply water to the famous Gregynog Hall. As ever in the Victorian era any sheet of water was stocked with brown trout to provide sport for the wealthy landowners, these fish have thrived and a days fishing on Gwgia was a prospect to relish.
It is a 40 acre lake which lies in splendid isolation, access is through a locked gate and then across several fields via a rough but manageable track. On reaching the lake you can the foresight of the Victorians. The lake is surrounded by specimen trees and the margins are full of reeds – ideal trout territory. The piece de résistance however is the boathouse, with its three boats, veranda and small kitchen and dining area. It is just like a perfect old fashioned beach hut, but, by a lake