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Blue Lake

Ffordd Panteinion | Friog, Fairbourne, Wales
+44 1341 250519
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Well worth the walk up. We stupidly did it in flip flops as we hadn't planned it for today but the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Hidden Gem !

An amazing find in Fairbourne, Wales, a steep climb and a stoop through a small tunnel leads you to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Ffordd Panteinion | Friog, Fairbourne, Wales
+44 1341 250519
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the walk up. We stupidly did it in flip flops as we hadn't planned it for today but the beach we wanted to go to had restrictions for the dogs. Takes about 15 minutes from the gate and it's very steep, but once...More

Thank Susieho
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An amazing find in Fairbourne, Wales, a steep climb and a stoop through a small tunnel leads you to this azure blue lake, definitely worth a visit

Thank suleetrips
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The blue lake is a secret gem up on the hillside near Friog. Out of the way up a lane and then steep paths and slate tunnels, this little lake is a wonder to behold and worth the effort of getting to it. The steep...More

Thank Stephsearl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place, very adventurous place to get to as not sign posted and is up steep hill. Worth it all the way!

Thank Sian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd heard a lot about this place & decided to visit. Well worth it & be sure to take some swimming gear if you fancy a dip. Approach is steep but a flat gravelled path. There is a cave to go through to get to...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here when I was 11 and if it is the same place then you have to go through a cave to get to it on the same day we viewed caves with fake gold dust on the walls and bats hanging from the...More

Thank hols256
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us and it was fantastic. We walked up to it from our campsite in Fairbourne, it was a steep walk up but the views over the coast were lovely. The lake itself was stunning and we stopped for a swim...More

2  Thank Claire0402
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Cold swim,let's just say exceptionally bracing! but worth the walk from Barmouth!Don't dip your toe, just go for it, but be ready for a shock!

Thank nigel p
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Blue Lake near Fairbourne at Friog in Gwynedd, North Wales, is an old disused slate quarry, we visited in April 2017, Travelling on the A493 from Arthog drive past the right turn into Fairbourne and keep going for approx a quarter of a mile,...More

2  Thank Reg J
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I remember coming here as a child with friends who lived nearby and on a day trip to Barmouth I persuaded my friends and husband to venture up there even though I wasn't sure of the way. Once we turned down Fford Panteinion it all...More

Thank JessieWelsh
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Where can you park
1 May 2017|
Response from maisonblanche_2012 | Reviewed this property |
There is a lay-by on the northbound side of the A493 just south of the junction with Fordd Panteinion (the lane you need to walk up).
John D
How deep is the lake ?
28 October 2016|
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Response from Jenny W | Reviewed this property |
Deep not sure how deep though ... us too have seen people jump off top of rocks into lake ... bit scary watching .. well worth a visit for views over fairbourne and barmouth
Where do you park?
9 August 2016|
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Response from Julia W | Reviewed this property |
May I suggest getting an Ordnance survey map. They are so good with directions, terrain etc. As a previous person said, there are some parking places on the roads nearby in Friog or near the station. Bear in mind that there... More