Bala & Lake

Bala Lake

Nestled in the heart of the Welsh Lake District in Snowdonia, it is the combination of lakes and mountains which makes Bala a special place. Just over a mile from Pen-y-Garth is stunning Bala Lake; the largest natural lake in Wales. With the Aran, Arenig and Berwyn mountain ranges also on the doorstep, it is easy to see why Bala is unique. 

Steeped in history, Bala town has monuments, chapels, an old workhouse and a haunted 18th century hotel! A mix of traditional and modern stores will cater for all your essential shopping needs.

Bala hosts a wealth of outdoor activities with something for everyone. Here’s an idea of what is on offer:

  • Walking and hiking along a network of well-marked paths, protected areas and nature reserves 
  • Whitewater rafting and canoeing at the largest centre in the UK
  • Sailing and windsurfing on the glistening lake
  • Four mountain bike centres near Bala with a purpose built downhill trail
  • Visiting the leisure centre with a swimming pool, sauna and fitness room
  • Fishing for 14 different species of fish including perch, roach, pike and trout
  • Teeing off at Bala Golf Club to play 10 holes

If you fancy something more relaxing, there is a spa located in the Bala Lake Hotel.

Bala lake