The drive from Pen-y-bont-fawr to Lake Bale winds through Llangynog and up over a magnificent mountain pass. At four miles long and a mile wide, Lake Bala is the largest body of water in Wales. In Welsh the lake is known as “Llyn Tegid” which means Lake of Serenity. There are many watersports available at the lake including yachting and kayaking. There are steam trains running along the shore. The train gives wonderful views of the lake and surrounding scenery. The town of Bala has a market day on Monday.
There is the National Whitewater Centre for watersports nearby, opened in 1986. The centre is known by canoe enthusiasts as an excellent destination for white water rafting. www.snowdoniaguide.com