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Bala Walks (VisitBala)
Bala is ideally situated for walking with a wide variety of walks, ranging from short scenic walks to strenuous ones - climbing mountains almost 3,000 feet high. Bala has achieved "Walkers are Welcome" status and one of the highlights of the area is to walk around Bala Lake (14 miles) 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).
There are several walks directly from Bala including:
- The Town Walk (leaflet available from the Bala TIC)
- Craig y Fron: a walk with industrial history interest including "the caves" which were a former stone quarry
- Starting at the TIC there is a level walk on good surfaces along the side of the lake then the
River Dee & Tryweryn
- Around Lake Bala (14 miles) or half-way (8 miles) with return by steam railway or bus
- Moel Emoel (549m) or Moel y Llan (241m) for fantastic views
- Bala and Moel Garnedd