Llyn Tegid, Bala

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Bala Lake ([ˈbala]) (also known as Lake Bala and by the Welsh: Llyn Tegid [ˈɬɨ̞n ˈtɛɡɨd]) is a lake in Gwynedd, Wales. The name Tegid may be related to Welsh teg, meaning "fair". It was the largest natural body of water in Wales before its level was raised by Thomas Telford to help support the flow of the Ellesmere Canal. It is 3.7 miles (6.0 km) long by 0.5 miles (0.8 km) wide. The River Dee runs through it and the waters of the lake are deep and clear. The town of Bala sits at its north-eastern end and the narrow gauge Bala Lake Railway runs for 3 miles (4.8 km) along the lake's south-eastern shore, and continues south-westward to the village of Llanuwchllyn (whose name means "church ['llan'] above ['uwch'] the lake ['llyn']").


The mountain Aran Benllyn can be seen prominently from the lake.
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  • We enjoyed our walk around the Lake, met friendly people walking their dogs. The weather was cold and rainy,, but we had a god time. Hot lunch afterwards made it a great day day  more »
  • A wonderful natural beauty that provides some spectacular views. Parking available right by the lake with grass areas to picnic on with facilities nearby. Parking can be a little pricey if you are.....  more »
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  • I've spent several relaxed summer afternoons chilling out with friends around this large and picturesque lake.
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