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Llangorse Lake, Llangorse

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Llangorse Lake is the largest natural lake in Wales, and is situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, near to the town of Brecon and the village of Llangors.The lake is famous for its coarse fishing, watersports, the afanc and the only example of a crannog in Wales. Llangorse Lake is also one of the most mentioned sites in Welsh folklore. It is a site of international conservation importance.Due to the lake's long history of human activity, it has been known by several different names during its history, both in the Welsh language and in English: other names include the lake's original Welsh name, Llyn Syfaddon/Syfaddan, and Brycheiniog Mere. The name Llangorse Lake is comparatively recent.GeographyLlangorse Lake is a eutrophic glacial lake with a 5mi circumference covering an area of 327acre. The lake is 1mi long and 505ft above sea level. The lake is sited between the basins of the River Wye to the north and the River Usk to the south, and occupies a glacially scoured rock basin partly enhanced by morainic debris. The Afon Llynfi provides the main input of water into the lake and continues as the lake overflow stream.
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  • Had a lovely walk around this beautiful part of the world with our family, including our young kids and dog. 
  • Stayed for two nights at this venue recently with adult son and a couple of his mates. We all had a brilliant time, the staff at the site were so helpful and friendly, they could not have done more fo...  read more »
  • cycled to the lake from talybont-on-usk, took us about 50 minutes. There is a cafe at the lake and boat hire, it was a bit windy on the lake on the day we visited so only sampled the coffee and cake i...  read more »
  • £14/hour for the row boats or £8 half an hour . Option to fish also (return fish). Amazing views and good size look lake for rowing.
  • Biggest lake in Wales. Nice and relaxed place.
  • Huge lake. Extremely peaceful and a lovely place to go for a walk. You can also hire kayaks to go out on the water. Plenty of parking.
  • A mystical lake at the heart of the Black Mountains people have been drawn to its shores since neolithic times great wars have been fought over its waters now we flock there foe the stunning beauty and diverse wildlife this glacial lake has to offer. Be there before the sun and stay until it sets
  • Flooded at time of visit
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