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Llyn Tegid is the largest natural body of water in Wales and is set in a mountain valley. It is owned by National Parks and swimming is allowed at any time, so it is used freely by triathletes for training during the summer season, and often hosts events. Wrecsam Tri are among those that use it.

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  • Added: 01/10/2013

    Deep, broad and long natural lake formed in glacial valley. Has family-friendly activity centre at Bala town end. More secluded and easy access at Llanycil, with free parking, steps to rocky shore.

    Water quality in autumn 2013 was fine; a little beige but not too murky. Water temp at end Sept around 16-deg C and v comfortable.

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    Shore quite rocky and ouch! Some steep banks away from town of Bala itself, so choose access carefully.

    Used by boats (but not motors), kayaks and windsurfers. Plus some fishing, so beware rare fishing lines. Temps fall steeply as depth increases towards centre; best to hug the coast rather than swim across unless familiar with conditions.

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  • Added: 01/10/2013

    Deep, broad and long natural lake formed in glacial valley. Has family-friendly activity centre at Bala town end. More secluded and easy access at Llanycil, with free parking, steps to rocky shore.

    Water quality in autumn 2013 was fine; a little beige but not too murky. Water temp at end Sept around 16-deg C and v comfortable.

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    Shore quite rocky and ouch! Some steep banks away from town of Bala itself, so choose access carefully.

    Used by boats (but not motors), kayaks and windsurfers. Plus some fishing, so beware rare fishing lines. Temps fall steeply as depth increases towards centre; best to hug the coast rather than swim across unless familiar with conditions.

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