Lake of the big peak

Monday 8 March 2010, 10:08

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You'd be forgiven for thinking that this photograph had been taken in Antarctica or Greenland but it was actually snapped at Llyn y Fan Fawr in Wales this weekend by 'brackenb' from our Flickr group.

The only thing missing is a penguin!

Llyn y Fan Fawr translates in Welsh as 'lake of the big peak' and was formed during the last Ice Age by glacial movement.

It's a natural lake in Powys and lies at the foot of Fan Brycheiniog - the highest peak of the Black Mountain range within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The entire area is littered with ancient stone circles, burial cairns and standing stones so well worth a visit.

The Megalithic portal has some useful information, map references and photographs on it for anyone interested in archaeological sites.

To the West in Camarthenshire lies Llyn y Fan Fach where the legend of the 'Lady of the Lake' originates.

Watch some Brecon Beacon video clips from our Nature & Outdoors portal

Some walking sites covering this area:

Walk in Wales - Llyn y Fan Fawr

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