Local Information

Local Information

Bala is a small town lying on the shores of Bala Lake, in the Snowdonia National Park.  Bala Lake is locally known as ‘Llyn Tegid’ and is the largest natural lake in Wales and offers a range of water sports.

Sports and Watersports

For those visitors bringing their own equipment Bala Sailing Club, which is only around the corner, have a good calendar of events throughout the season. You can also launch from the Foreshore by the Lake Wardens office.

The Bala Adventure and Watersports Centre is within easy walking distance and they have boats, kayaks, canoes, windsurfer rigs and many other pieces of equipment for hire. You can also take a ride on their sailing boat.

There is plenty of parking available at the lake. Fishing and boating permits can be obtained from the pay & display machines or from the Snowdonia National Park Warden’s office on the foreshore.

White Water Rafting, world class canoeing with tuition is available at the popular National White Water Centre ‘Canolfan Tryweryn’, which is also close by.

Bala ‘Penllyn’ Leisure Centre offers many sports facilities including swimming & water slides, badminton, fitness classes, gym & five-a-side football.

Snowdonia National Park

The magnificent scenery in the Snowdonia National Park is spectacular and we have details of plenty of walks both for the inexperienced and the adventurous!

We are situated 7.5 miles from Lake Vyrnwy – take an amazing drive over the Hirnant Pass to discover the Berwyn Mountains in all it’s slendour and the magnificant Lake Vyrnwy.

From Bala explore Snowdonia’s Welsh Lake district, nearby beaches and surrounding areas. We have details of many of the great days out via our Tourist information point located in our reception.

Lake Vyrnwy near Bala Lake Camping