Teifi Pools, Lakes and Reservoirs Pontrhydfendigaid, Ceredigion - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


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The Teifi Pools are a group of lakes situated approximately 4 miles East of Pontrhydfendigaid, about 1500 ft up the western slopes of the Cambrian Mountains. <br><br>Together, Llyn Teifi, Llyn Hir, Llyn Gorlan, and Llyn Egnant, make up the Teifi Pools, which can be reached by footpath from the south, or by a small road from Ffair Rhos, close to Pontrhydfendigaid, running to the North of the pools. <br><br> The lakes were famed even in medieval times for the quality of trout and eel fishing to be had. They are still fished and (since their damming in the 1950s) now provide a drinking water supply for the surrounding area and the coastal belt of Ceredigion to the West.<br><br> The landscape here is stark, wild, and extraordinarily beautiful. Around the lakes there are good opportunities for walking and views down to Cors Caron (Tregaron Bog) and the Teifi Valley.<br><br> There is a circular walk of approx. 10km (6 miles) that passes between the lakes. The route forms a loop passing along the Western edge of Llyn Egnant (with Llyn Bach, Llyn Gorian, and Llyn Hir lying to the West of the path), and crosses the Teifi where it flows out of Llyn Teifi as a stream. It can be walked starting at either access point: from the road to the North of Llyn Teifi or by parking in the small lay-by near Tyncwm Farm to the south. <br><br> A tail can be added from the southern side of the loop, extending for another 2 ¼ km (1 ½ miles) along a small road to Strata Florida. The path is not sign-posted all along its length and a map is essential.
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