Walk of the week – Bearded Lake

Bearded Lake/ Llyn Barfog, Aberdyfi

There are lots of lovely and varied walks near Nyth Robin.  So, in our ‘Walks of the Week-ish’ series, we’ll try some of these out and let you know all about it.

There are just a few walks you can do straight from Nyth Robin and the walk up to Bearded Lake/ Llyn Barfog is the shortest of them.

This ‘there and back’ walk from Nyth Robin can be done in a morning or afternoon. Or if it’s a nice day, take a picnic and stay a bit longer. You can also go via Bearded Lake on the longer walk into Aberdovey.

The first part of the walk is mostly uphill so good to get the blood pumping! Once at the top the walk continues through farmland with fabulous views back over the Dyfi estuary and Cardigan Bay.

Bearded Lake/ Llyn Barfog has many legends about. The most popular story tells how King Arthur and his faithful horse once dragged a terrible monster/ afanc from the lake. The afanc had been terrorising the local villages so King Arthur rode to the lake with some magic chains, lassoed the monster and killed it!

These days Bearded Lake is a pretty, beauty spot and the lake looks spectacular when the water lilies are out.

You can even find evidence of the King Arthur legend as the hoof imprint of his mighty horse, Llamrai, can be seen in a nearby face of a rock with the inscription ‘Carn March Arthur’ (the stone of Arthur’s horse)

We love this walk as you can go straight from Nyth Robin and the round trip takes no more than 2 hours, so great for blowing away the cobwebs.

As this goes through farmland dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. 

If you fancy this walk during your stay, just ask us for more information and we have printed directions in Reception for guests to follow

Sadie, Grant & Rustin

Nyth Robin