Llyn Tegid & Penllyn Warden
I have worked for the Snowdonia National Park Authority since 1988 and am responsible for Llyn Tegid, Wales’ largest natural lake situated near Bala.
My responsibilities are wide ranging from selling permits to those who want to sail, windsurf, canoe and fish on the lake, to working with local schools and colleges who visit the area. One of my main duties is to maintain the leisure network around Llyn Tegid, working closely with Gwynedd Council to improve the footpath network in the area. This work brings me into contact with landowners and walkers who make regular use of the footpath network. I also monitor the water quality on Llyn Tegid especially when algae grow on the water. I also cut the grass in the car parks as and when required. My role requires me to work alongside other bodies such as the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency and local councils.
Llyn Tegid, Bala (© SNPA)
Afon Tryweryn is very popular for canoeing and rafting and this is where the National Whitewater Centre is located. Llyn Tegid supports a number of leisure activities including sailing and windsurfing. If you enjoy fishing then both Llyn Tegid and Afon Dyfrdwy have great opportunities. The area has plenty of walking and mountaineering opportunities from leisurely paths around Llyn Tegid to walks up the Aran, Yr Arenig and the Berwyn mountains.
Address: Snowdonia National Park Offices, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd. LL48 6LF
Telephone: 01678 520 626
Mobile: 07766 255504
14 November 2016
Now that the busy summer months are behind us, the Wardens here at Llyn Tegid can now turn their focus to other issues regarding conservation and recreation. Whilst the upgrading of furniture on our Leisure Network and promoted paths will carry on throughout the winter an interesting conservation project has begun to try and understand more about one of the rarest species at Llyn Tegid.