Llyn Celyn

A few miles north of Bala, Llyn Celyn is a man made reservoir, constructed, in the face of fierce local opposition, between 1960 and 1965 to provide water for the Merseyside area of north west England. It is about two and a half miles long, a mile across at its widest point, up to 43 metres deep, and can hold up to 71 billion litres of water, though in this shot the water level is at least 12ft below its peak. Beneath its waters are the ruins of the village of Capel Celyn.

Llyn Celyn Reservior near Bala