A very deep, clear green’blue pool (50m x 30m) in a mysterious cavern entered via a short dark tunnel. Views of Cardigan Bay.
Place Categories: Lake Swims and Wild Swim.Place Tags: dive, swim and wildswimming.
Quite possibly the finest swim spot in Wales. 10 -10
Don’t go! Been this weekend and BLEW IT TO BITS! BOOM!
make sure you take a run up when jumping off the top!
5 stars don’t cut it. this place is immense, even on a busy day like we had, with about 3 large families enjoying summer, we felt sick all the way on the walk in, thinking it would be rubbish and overcrowded but its such an amazing place you don’t even care sharing it.
Absolutely perfect swim. Water cold as you would expect but beautiful. There is a shelved section at one end which made it really and safe to get in. The quarry was busy, but not that many people swimming. Some people were diving off a rock which looked pretty safe as it is clearly very deep. The quarry is long enough to do lengths which was great. Do beware of the cold though, I felt fine while I was swimming but when I got out I felt very cold and didn’t warm up for ages – make sure you have some warm clothes with you and if possible a flask of hot tea. On the other hand there was a family who got out and sat around in their trunks etc so I think I just feel the cold!
Good directions in the Wild Swimming book, or here
Absolutely awesome swim. The one that as soon as you get out from the water you have to jump back – and you do. Water cold, but not such that one cannot breathe. Limited places where one can spread the towel (most of the ground is rocky). There is one rock by the entrance I called a “lizard rock”, large and flat where some people were basking in the sun (just like lizards do). Not much litter around, just small bits of litter on the ground, nothing in the water. However, one dog owner managed to leave behind a bag full of “deposits”. Quarry got quite busy at times, but majority of visitors were “just passing”. Possibly because they came unprepared, not believing that one actually can take a plunge. Got the directions from a nice lady at the Fairbourne train cafe, which suplemented those given in the book. Lovely place, it will be a shame if gets swamped by litter – hopefully it won’t.
Absolutely my favourite wild swim so far! Scarily deep and cold, little fishes swimming past. A hidden gem – feels so secret and dramatic. Not for the faint hearted – good for diving!
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a long, thin tarn at the top of a steep wooded valley with a good footpath to the east side but
this may not be secluded but is a beautiful place to swim. I swim here twice a week. You can
Llyn Du’r Arddu
A deep blue lake set under a 100m steep rock wall, famous in climbing and traditional
Address : Llanberis
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