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Frequently Asked Questions

Is overnight camping allowed on SNPA sites around the lake?

The SNPA does not allow overnight parking on its properties. There are many campsites around the lake – for further details contact the Llyn Tegid Warden Office on 01678 520 626.

Does the SNPA allow dogs on its sites around Llyn Tegid?

Dogs are allowed on SNPA property but do make sure that you pick up dog foul and take it home with you (there are dog foul disposal bins at Llangower car park and the Foreshore car park). If you walk some of the courtesy paths around the lake make sure that your dog is under close control, preferably on a lead.

Are barbecues permitted on SNPA sites around the lake?

The SNPA has no objections to barbecues as long as you take your litter home with you. Position disposable barbecues on a fire-proof surface, or if grass is the only option – try to raise it above the ground. Make sure that it is completely extinguished before binning it.

Some SNPA sites have no bins. What should I do with my litter?

The SNPA have removed bins from most of its rural sites to encourage people to take their litter home to be recycled. For information about where to find the nearest recycling centre go to and Planning.

Where can I go around Llyn Tegid?

The SNPA has car parks and picnic sites around Llyn Tegid – at the Foreshore, Llanycil and Llangower. Most of the land surrounding the lake is private. If there is no sign saying that you can access the land, then you should not do so.

I use the parking facilities at Llyn Tegid and the SNPA’s other car parks regularly. Is it possible to purchase an annual parking ticket?

Annual parking tickets (April to April) which are valid at all of the SNPA’s pay and display car parks are available for purchase. For further details contact the Property Service at the SNPA Headquarters in Penrhyndeudraeth on 01766 770 274 or

What should I do if there is an emergency on the lake?

Each access point to Llyn Tegid is numbered on site. It is important that you take note of the number of your access point when using the lake. In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Police.

How high can the lake level rise?

There is a 13ft fluctuation between the lake level at its lowest and its highest. During a period of continuous rainfall the lake’s level can rise substantially. It is not uncommon for the foreshore’s car park to be submerged under 4ft of water and waves breaking on the walls of the Warden Centre.

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