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Mountain Walking

Bala is an area tailor made for walking and there are a number of local walks and also guides that have made a business of taking you and your friends on walks around the most scenic areas of Bala and its surroundings. There are a wide variety of walks, ranging from short scenic walks to more challenging and strenuous ones, with some taking you up mountains almost 3,000 feet high. A feature of the area is that walkers can enjoy the mountain experience without the crowds - which can sometimes found in the busier parts of Snowdonia.

One of the highlights of the area is to walk around Bala Lake, a 14 mile trek, using footpaths on the surrounding hills with excellent views - this can be split into two more leisurely walks (8 or 6 miles) using the Bala Lake Railway or local bus service for return transport. The walk covers a variety of land including farmland, moorland, forestry and provides an overview of Penllyn and the adjacent mountain ranges (Aran, Arenig and Berwyn).

For more information and different routes, then check out the Bala tourism site at visitbala.org