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Long way to walk but worth every step!

This was a hard going journey for our family with 3 little-uns. but we made the effort to get all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southampton, United Kingdom

Spectacular. Weather no matter really. Views breathtaking. Great walk. Easy can be done with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a hard going journey for our family with 3 little-uns. but we made the effort to get all the way to the top from the nearest carpark, probably about 45 minute uphill walk, (despite the fact we met others coming the other way...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular. Weather no matter really. Views breathtaking. Great walk. Easy can be done with family. I loved every bit of it. Definitely will be back for more. Follow me on insta. Lukaszpietraszkiewicz for more.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lukcio81
Reviewed 17 September 2018

What a great walk this was and the view at the end was well worth it. Even though the weather wasn't great the scenery was spectacular. Strongly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Timsmith40
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The track up from the car park is easy and you have to navigate the wall by the fish farm. The lake is surrounded by a steep sided glacial wall. The path to the top gently rises to the right of the lake. We walked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank KLoxwich
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Pen Y Fan is a 'must' climb for most folk however you'd be daft not to take a detour to this beautiful lake. It's located on the quieter, more scenic side and is definitely worth the effort and even a little paddle!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Stuey4314
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We walked up to the lake with our 3 dogs on a beautiful day! The views were fantastic & the sheep were very well behaved (as were our dogs!). Dogs must be kept on leads at all times due to the number of sheep roaming...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Hchy
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We randomly found this walk on trip advisor and thought we’d give it a go. Pretty easy to find the car park using google maps. Straight away you see the pretty streams and as you start the walk up they get prettier. Lots of small...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank mandylouise87
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I have been meaning to visit here for a long time, having worked out the route a few weeks ago I decided to wing it today and go for an explore (I have severe anxiety and needed to get out and ‘recharge’ away from civilisation)....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank DampPixie
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This walk is not long from the car park to the lake, passing the small Trout farm on the way and walking near the stream with it's falls and rushing water, but it is much better to go on, up the hill to the right...More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is the most wonderful place. Spectacular and beautiful scenery, steeped in Welsh folklore. This is a national treasure and it should be respected as such, it must be accessible to all. The track up from the car park is ok, roughly graded and slightly...More

Date of experience: May 2018
7  Thank MikeA121212
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11 October 2018|
Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property |
The car park is available on any GPS system, just put in Lyn Y Fan Fach Car Park and it will come up no problem. Parking is limited so do not get there too late. The walk to the lake is about 20 minutes with a good path next... More
30 September 2018|
Response from pembs101 | Reviewed this property |
There are sheep roaming freely, so you should keep your dog on a lead at all times so that it doesn't bother the livestock.
Syed Sajid H
13 August 2018|
Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property |
That is not possible as the track is gated and locked. Sorry.