This natural upland lake surrounded by
heathland and mire is a good example of clean and low-nutrient
water, lying 300m above sea level. The lake is some 10.5 hectares
in size, about 7m deep at the deepest point.
The surrounding area of upland heathland and acidic grassland is
typical of this part of mid Wales and is common land, grazed mainly
Grid Ref: SN606669
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Access is on foot across common land to the north, or via
bridleway at the south.
The reserve boundary is not fenced and some of the terrain is
extremely wet and difficult to walk, with some very soft
It is not suitable for wheelchairs.
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How to get there
Take the second left turning from the B4576, south from
Aberystwyth, as you come south through Llangwyryfon. Continue
through Trefenter until you see Llyn Eiddwen in front of you and to
There is limited off-road parking by the cattle grid at the
north east corner of the lake.
There is a public footpath along the ridge and access is only
available along the lake’s western shore; these routes are not
accessible for wheelchairs.
The Royal Mail provides a limited service
(595) to Trefenter.
The 585 Aberystwyth / Lampeter bus service passes through Bronnant
– a 4-5 km walk from the lake.
For more information contact
Traveline Cymru on 0871 2002233 or visit
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales owns and manages the
reserve. You can contact the Trust by e-mailing
email@example.com or by telephing 01656 724100
You can contact CCW’s Western Team via our enquiries helpline,
0845 1306229, e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us under the
‘Contact the team’ section on this website.