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Blue Lake

Ffordd Panteinion | Friog, Fairbourne, Wales
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Worth the walk up the hill!

I have read that this is private property since we went there, we didn't know that at the time. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
nicknlisa
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Leicester
Brilliant

Dogs being off leads, shouldn't be allowed, it is very dangerous. I had a great visit, though... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wotherton
,
Chirbury, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“hidden gem” (27 reviews)
“steep climb” (16 reviews)
“beautiful place” (13 reviews)
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Ffordd Panteinion | Friog, Fairbourne, Wales
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"hidden gem"
in 27 reviews
"steep climb"
in 16 reviews
"beautiful place"
in 13 reviews
"short walk"
in 8 reviews
"be careful"
in 7 reviews
"slate quarry"
in 6 reviews
"small tunnel"
in 8 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"on trip advisor"
in 6 reviews
"the main road"
in 6 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 5 reviews
"os map"
in 4 reviews
"sunny day"
in 8 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 7 reviews
"the cliff"
in 3 reviews
"stream bed"
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"other reviews"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have read that this is private property since we went there, we didn't know that at the time. We were staying in a house in Fairbourne and the owners had put directions how to get to it with an information pack in the house,...More

2  Thank nicknlisa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dogs being off leads, shouldn't be allowed, it is very dangerous. I had a great visit, though, apart from that, the view was great, the sea was cold, but was nice to paddle in, and I found some very nice slate, to paint for father's...More

Thank wotherton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Steep but not too far from the main road. Walking boots or sturdy trainers recommended as some loose slate and wet areas to walk through. Just off the main coastal path. Lovely when you get there and some excellent views over Fairbourne & Barmouth on...More

Thank SuzySuSu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This private land know as the Blue Lake or Blue Lagoon is being destroyed by unwelcome trespassers who leave everything for disposable BBQs to human faeces in the quarry. Recently I had to remove baby's disposable nappies from the lake. Why do people go there...More

2  Thank Clive R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely Brilliant The views are spectacular from the top We had our Grand children with us who thought it an amazing adventure as we walked up the Mountain Path and forded a stream, went through Arches made from slate mined in olden days and forded...More

Thank rosgraymarykaren
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been here for a long time but when I went it was beautiful. I get people have died there but they were trying to jump off a cliff into the water and misjudged it. If you are going to do that then no...More

Thank LouiseH1989
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure if you’re allowed to swim but we did!! Water was an amazing colour, very cold but a little hidden gem. Google searches say the water has been tested recently and is safe for swimming!

1  Thank Lorna M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a beautiful place and the walk up to the lake is full of gorgeous views. I’m not sure how safe people are jumping off rocks etc. but the water is lovely (yet cold) and a definite place to visit!!

1  Thank Bex B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The walk to access the quarry requires scrambling over loose wet rocks, not suitable for everyone, no safety barriers etc in place so it is a risky walk to get to the lake. The actual lake itself is very beautiful with it's stunning blue water...More

1  Thank Stuart M
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This area is beautiful, it's a bit of a hike up and a walk through some wet tunnels, but well worth it, the area is full of history with some of the machinery still there. You can view the blue lake from the cliff edge...More

3  Thank Kerry L
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roger018
24 January 2018|
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Response from GrayL6266 | Reviewed this property |
Head for Friog on the A493 then turn onto Ffford Panteinion you will need to park at the bottom & walk the rest of the way around 1/4 of a mile follow the paths. Hope this helps!
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roger018
24 January 2018|
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Response from Christopher R | Reviewed this property |
Make your way as the previous respondent has described. Take a look at my previous review as this gives specifics of where you can park and where to walk. There is the option of not going to the top and looking down. You can... More
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Mel21
15 August 2017|
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Response from LucyBee_11 | Reviewed this property |
Really not ideal with a pushchair. There are parts where you'd have to carry it.
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