Carreg Lwyd is located in the town of Bala a short walk from the shores of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake). Bala, designated a 'Walkers Welcome' town is a pretty little town located just inside the Snowdonia National Park with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants and a great base for exploring the area. Bala Lake is the largest natural lake in Wales, only home in the world of the Gwyniad, a whitefish living in the lake, and other rare animal species. The lake is popular for water sports, sailing, kayaking, fishing, open water swimming and more. There are several walking and cycling routes around the town and the Bala Lake railway runs for 9 miles along the lake down to the village of Llanuwchllyn. Further afield lies the higher ranges of Snowdonia, the beach resorts of Porthmadog, Barmouth and Llandudno and the famous castle towns of Conwy, Caernarfon and Denbigh.