GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tal-y-llyn Lake

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy a waterside walk around this stunning glacial lake in the Snowdonia National Park. Also known as Llyn Mwyngil, the lake is situated at the foot of the imposing Cadair Idris the second highest mountain in Wales. There is a lovely walking trail along the northern end of the lake which will take you from Tal-y-llyn to Dol-ffanog. At the south western end of the lake you will find a lakeside hotel where you can get a Welsh cream tea and other refreshments.
To extend your lakeside walking try the climb to the stunning Llyn Cau.


LL36 9AJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Tal-y-llyn Lake OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tal-y-llyn Lake Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just a few miles to the west there's a real gem at Dolgoch Falls. You can follow a wooden walkway to the woodland ravine where you'll find the magical falls. The splendid Talyllyn Railway can also be picked up in this area. The heritage railway will take you to the coast at Tywyn where there is a lovely long beach, sand dunes, a large lake and views of the River Dysynni.
To the south there's the worthy village of Abergynolwyn to visit. The historic settlement is located on the heritage Talyllyn Railway and includes pleasant trails along the Nant Gwernol waterfalls to the old Bryn Eglwys Quarry. Near here you can also explorethe substantial mediaeval remains ofthe 13th century Castell Y Bere.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Tal-y-Llyn lake - - 95894

Tal-y-Llyn lake

West end of Tal-Y-Llyn lake - - 800269

West end of the lake. Viewed from Pen-Y-Bont hotel car park

Looking across Tal-y-llyn Lake - - 476791

Looking across Tal-y-llyn Lake. On the other side is the alluvial fan below Pentre farm and Cwm Amarch.

Tynycornel Hotel viewed from across Tal-y-llyn Lake - - 1383084

Tynycornel Hotel viewed from across Tal-y-llyn Lake. Tynycornel was a well known fishing hostelry as early as 1800. The 222 acre lake is more than a scenic asset: the hotel owns the lake, which is noted for its superb fishing.


GPS Files

GPX File

Tal-y-llyn Lake.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Tal-y-llyn Lake.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)