Bala is located in Gwynedd near Lake Bala. The town is also situated close to Snowdonia National Park. There are also many activities to enjoy in the local area, including whitewater rafting on the River Tryweryn. Boating as well as fishing on Bala Lake is also popular. The highest mountain in the area is Aran Fawddwy, which makes for a nice hike. Visitors may also wish to take the Bala Lake Railway along the nine mile trek to Llanuwchllyn village at the other end of Bala Lake. There are ample accommodation options in the immediate area.
Bala is a market town that is situated within the area of Gwynedd in Wales. This town is formerly an urban district that was located within the historic county of Merionethshire. The town is situated within the northern part of Bala Lake. Bala is located about seventeen miles north east of Dolgellau. The village of Bala has a population of about one thousand nine hundred and eighty. The village is actually little more than one wide street.
The main street within the village and the shops in the village can be very busy during the summer months as there are a vast number of tourists within the village.
The village of Bala is ranked in the top eleven list of places where welsh is spoken as a first language. When the census was carried out in 2001 it revealed that about eighty per cent of the population actually speak fluent Welsh and the highest per cent is among five and nine year olds.
The Afon Tryweryn is fed from the Llyn Celyn and this runs through Bala and it is famous all over the world for white water rafting. The various international bodies that govern white water rafting include the international canoe federation, the British canoe union and also the European Canoe Union. The national centre for white water rafting is based in the village of Bala.
There are three campsites at least within the local area and these cater for a vast number of different canoeists that come from all over the world.