A drive around the Welsh lakes

Hey everybody!
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a travel blog, so I thought I’d take some time this weekend to share some of my adventures from last summer, when I had a fantastic drive around the lakes of North Wales. The trip is one I like to take annually if I can, driving around in a loop through Bala, to Barmouth, through Harlech, then via Trawsfynydd to Llyn Celyn, and back home. It’s one of those trips that really needs the awesome weather, and can be just wonderful. Indeed, the journey itself becomes as important as the destination! Anyway…

First up: Llyn Tegid, Bala

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Barmouth. I don’t usually stop here, but this time I got out and had a walk along the beach. Early on a Sunday morning, there are very few people about, and I loved it!

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From Barmouth, I headed north through Harlech, then across into Trawsfynydd.

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I’ve never yet found a decent place to park the car and have a wander around the lake here. But there’s always next year. Final stop, Llyn Celyn:

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Llyn Celyn was controversially constructed as a reservoir for Liverpool in the 1960s, flooding the small village of Capel Celyn. You can read more about that in my blog here. There is a small memorial chapel near the lake.

 

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