Frog Lake – The highest lake in Wales – The first person to have paddled it!


Llyn Llyffant

Team rider Pete was off to North Wales with some of his family, “I know what would be a good idea” he says, “Take a board up to the highest lake in wales”. I want to take a flag as well with me, “Got to have a flag, they had one on the moon”!

Lake Lyffant is situated in the middle of Snowdonia National Park North Wales and not only is it the highest lake in Wales it is almost one of the most remotest. It is a long hard walk from what ever direction that choose to walk in from. On this particular weekend, Easter weekend of April 2019 it was one of the hottest weekends of the year, a scorcher! If you get time look it up on google maps and you will see how tough it is to get to!

Pete started at Llyn Eigiau and walked up continuously for 2 hrs 15 mins, a total of 7 km of uphill in the heat with a paddle board strapped to his back. The total height gained was 501 metres, so non stop all the way to the Lake. This is a hard walk for anyone let alone carrying a paddle board and a flag on your back!

This is what Wikipedia says – Lake Llyn Llyffant is the highest lake in Wales, located at grid reference SH 687 645. Its name translates into English as “frog lake“. It lies at an elevation of approximately 815m above sea level. It is, even by Welsh standards, tiny……. but still large enough to paddle!

Well done to Pete and his team, such a great achievement. Good to see Hatha on the map again! Its all about having your own adventure no matter how long or small its being out there and doing it, making it happen, be safe and go explore!

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