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It’s a lake and it’s blue.

Steep walk. Its basically a quarry with water but it’s attractive when there aren’t a lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen R
Warrington, United Kingdom
via mobile
Hidden gem

So pleased we found this beautiful place, it truly is breath taking, the walk up is stunning but an... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Joanne J
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Ffordd Panteinion | Friog, Fairbourne, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steep walk. Its basically a quarry with water but it’s attractive when there aren’t a lot of people. Great views across the bay once your up there.

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I must have visited this place on the busiest day of the year !! It was crowded with people and down right dangerous !! Organised activity groups were absailing down the rocks onto sunbathers below, people jumping off rocks into the water with no regard...More

1  Thank HappyTravels1976
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

So pleased we found this beautiful place, it truly is breath taking, the walk up is stunning but an adventure. We even managed a swim in the lake such a fantastic experience. Highly recommend you go here. The views over fairbourne and barmouth are worth...More

2  Thank Joanne J
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Was determined to see this lake whilst in Wales as had been told about it previously.Having parked up on the road it was a steady 20 minutes walk up to the lake passing breathtaking views on the way. The lake is beautiful and my son...More

1  Thank roodi12
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I have been told about this lake by my parents-in-law who live near to this lake but couldn't imagine how beautiful it was. This time of visit I made effort to explore it myself. It's not quite straight forward to find where the lake is...More

3  Thank tinanguyen1225
Reviewed 30 July 2018

It is worth the steep walk up to the lake to fully appreciate the beauty of this amazing place. My daughter called it a "mermaid lake"!

1  Thank buglybear
Reviewed 26 July 2018

I took my wife and 3 kids to the blue lake as I went with my parents over 30 years ago.they were all amazed very hard walk up the hill to it.as long as you don't go past the tunnel entrance and not go above...More

1  Thank roger018
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Lovely views, but very steep walk to the top. Take a picnic and take in the views of Barmouth in the distance

Thank julietg6
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Hard to get to but a great walk. Lovely views. A great place for a picnic. Very few people get up there so it really is a hidden gem.

Thank sfletcher776
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Its not that easy to find...luckily we saw some others around and asked......but if you find it be sure to take a towel, and something to swim in.....as its a wonderful hidden gem. It was July, and the water was cold, but once in and...More

1  Thank DeanCannock
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30 June 2018|
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Response from nicknlisa | Reviewed this property |
As you go up the road there is a little gate on the right, go through there and follow the shingle track up
24 January 2018|
Response from GrayL6266 | Reviewed this property |
Head for Friog on the A493 then turn onto Ffford Panteinion you will need to park at the bottom & walk the rest of the way around 1/4 of a mile follow the paths. Hope this helps!
24 January 2018|
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Response from Christopher R | Reviewed this property |
Make your way as the previous respondent has described. Take a look at my previous review as this gives specifics of where you can park and where to walk. There is the option of not going to the top and looking down. You can... More