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Scenic Places in Southern Snowdonia

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Cader/Cadair Idris meaning 'Chair of Idris' from the giant warrior poet of Welsh legend. Rugged summits, glacial lakes and a mossy wooded gorge cover over 450 hectares of breathtaking landscape.

Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX (3 miles, 5 km)

 

Cregennan Lakes are owned by the National Trust, and are situated on the northern slopes of Cadair ldris, some 800 ft above sea level, overlooking the beautiful Mawddach Estuary.

Cadair Idris (NRW), Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX (3 miles, 5 km)

 

Bala Lake, or Llyn Tegid, is over four miles long and a mile wide at it's widest point, making it the largest natural lake in Wales. It is an important home for the rare 'gwyniad' fish - a species which is only found in Llyn Tegid.

Bala & Penllyn, Gwynedd, LL23 7AD (16 miles, 26 km)

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Lake Vyrnwy is set amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains. With spectacular waterfalls, and unspoilt open countryside, a visit to Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family.

Llanwddyn, Powys, SY10 0LY (17 miles, 28 km)

 

Dyfnant and Vyrnwy Forests are in a part of Mid Wales renowned for its rolling hills, lush green valleys and picturesque farmsteads and villages.

Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests (NRW), Powys, SY21 0QH (19 miles, 30 km)

 

The Dyfi Valley opens wide as it approaches the Cardigan Bay Coast and ends in sandy beaches and dunes. It cradles the westerly spur of Powys, Ceredigion north of Aberystwyth, and the southern rim of Snowdonia National Park.

Mid Wales, SY20 8SR (11 miles, 18 km)

 

The Mawddach Estuary is where the River Mawddach (Afon Mawddach in Welsh) meets the sea and forms a stunning wide sandy estuary. At the mouth of the Estuary is the town of Barmouth and 8 mile inland is the town of Dolgellau.

Southern Snowdonia, LL40 2TA (7 miles, 11 km)

 

Tal-y-llyn Lake is a 220 acre ribbon lake located at the foot of Cadair Idris in Southern Snowdonia, a short distance north of Machynlleth and north-east of Tywyn.

Southern Snowdonia, LL36 9A (6 miles, 9 km)

 
 
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