Spend a day at Llangorse Lake and in Brecon

Llangorse Lake is the largest natural lake in the southern half of
Wales and was created by glaciers during the last Ice Age.

The lake is fed by water running off the surrounding hills and is home to a diverse range of plants and animals. The lake is also home to a 9th Century artificial island, known as the Crannog which has a small accessible visitor centre in the style of a thatched, round house.

The grassy common alongside Llangorse Lake is a popular picnic site and often grazed by horses, sheep and sometimes cattle. It is the ideal place to mess about in boats, take a gentle stroll or watch the bird life. Enjoy the Lake Trail which runs from the western end of the lake to Llangasty Church. The route is mostly flat and is stile-free with way marks and information boards at various points. For those wishing to have a go on the water there are permits for water sports including sailing, rowing and canoeing available at the Lakeside Shop.


Sample Itinerary
10.30 am Arrive at Llangorse Lake.
10.45 am Enjoy some water based activities on the lake or head off for a leisurely walk around the Lake Trail (50 mins each way).
12.30 - 1.30 pm Picnic lunch or lunch at the restaurant.
1.45 pm Explore other areas of the site such as the replica Crannog and shop.
2.30 pm Depart for home via Brecon for some afternoon shopping and refreshments.