Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Talyllyn Lake to Ty Te Cadair Tea Room

I went out with the Walking Group this afternoon. We met at Tal-y-llyn Lake and then took a path along the far side, heading towards the Minfford Path that goes up Cader Idris. We stopped at Tŷ Te Cadair Tea Room for tea and I had a slice of delicious Bara Brith, naughty, but we did walk 4.8 miles this afternoon so I did not feel too guilty.

Tal-y-llyn Lake, also known as Talyllyn Lake, Llyn Mwyngil or Llyn Myngul is a large glacial ribbon lake formed by a post-glacial massive landslip damming up the lake within the glaciated valley.

Ystradgwyn Chapel, shown in the last photo used to be the centre of activity and social life in the beautiful secluded valley of Tal-y-llyn. It is now run as Tal-y-llyn Heritage Centre.

The final photo shows the Cader Idris Tea Room and Visitor Centre originally a cottage at the foot of Cader Idris in Meirionnydd that  has been transformed.

I hope my photos have enabled you to enjoy a virtual walk with me today.
NB: For larger view just click on individual photo.

For those planning a visit:

The following website links may also be of interest. Also with thanks to these sources for information that helped me with compiling this post.

Cader Idris Tea Room and Visitor Centre   Tal-y-llyn Heritage Centre.  Tal-y-llyn Lake

Cader Idris

If you enjoyed this virtual walk you may also enjoy the blog posts about other local walks entitled The Cascade Trail and Postman's Pass

All photos are my own taken October 2013. 
 Copyright All rights reserved by LindyLouMac Photo Collection 
The full set of photos may also be viewed individually in my album entitled  


  1. Hello Linda , you certainly are getting out and about ,, such fabulous places to see and the scenery is wonderful, Thank you for sharing your walk :-) xx

  2. There are some glorious walks near to you Linda, the colours in the mountains and the gushing water are lovely. It is great that you have a regular walking group to meet for company and friendship, it makes walking so much more convivial.

  3. What a wonderful walk, so picturesque. Thank you for sharing. xx

  4. I love your gorgeous walks so much, Linda! :-) What a beautiful place you live in and you're such a good sport getting out there and exploring so faithfully and enthusiastically. :-)

  5. so beautiful, i like the chapel and the last one of the visitor center...love the rushing tumbling creek. you are allowed to eat what you want after a walk like that.

  6. Beautiful walk..... that is absolutely stunning country. I was so taken with your header shot that I almost forgot why I came over here. What a great place for a tea room and after that walk you certainly deserved your wonderful treat.

  7. Glad to have found you and thank you for popping over to Lifestyle Fifty on FaceBook. I hope you might pop by to the blog as well, and find things of interest too. I'm going to enjoy your Welsh hikes. I come from England originally but have never walked in Wales.

  8. What beauty on that long walk. I am following you now and I've put this blog in my favs. I just realized what has happened in your life this past year and what a terrible loss you've suffered. My heart goes out to you my friend. I'm glad we are visiting each other again. You've meant so much to me these past few years when you shared your life in Italy. Sending you lots of sweet hugs. Please accept my condolences....I'm sorry I didn't know. Your blog friend, Diane

    1. Thankyou so much for your kind words which are very much appreciated Diane, I am enjoying linking up with my blogging friends again. :)


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