Distance: 16 miles (25.5km)
Ascent: 1025 metres
Start/finish: Pensarn Road, Bala, LL23 7YE
To run the loops clockwise follow the path along the northern end of the lake, joining the B4391 and passing the train station. Turn R onto a footpath up to Cefn-ddwygraig. Then turn R onto a path parallel to the lake heading through woodland and out onto moorland where you trend L uphill to more trees. Take the path through these to a forest road. Turn R here and follow it down to a larger road in Glyn Gower. Cross and follow a path below Cefn Gwyn to the B4403. Turn L onto the road and then R on a path into the back of Llanuwchllyn. Cross the Afon Twrch and head north, crossing the A494 and continuing up the western side of the lake. Cross a minor road at Pentre-felin and take the next path to the road. Turn L then R onto a path up to Moel y Garnedd. From here turn R and then R again following paths down to the A494 at Llanycil. Turn L and follow the road back to the start.
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