Within 5 minutes walking distance from Ashcoast House are Dorothea lakes.
These are former slate quarry pits which have been filled with underground spring water. They are very deep and are considered some of the most beautiful quarry lakes in North Wales. Here, stunning scenery is guaranteed regardless of the weather, with amazing colour contrasts between the sky, slate, mountain landscape and still deep waters.
Dorothea demands respect - it is very deep and very cold. Although there isn't anything inherently dangerous about Dorothea, 25 people have died in these waters in the last 20 years. The number of fatalities is usually the result of divers going beyond the limits of their equipment and in some cases, resurfacing too quickly.
If you prefer a leisurely walk, an accessible and easy to navigate footpath from the house, takes you around and between the 5 lakes to Nantlle and beyond to the village of Rhyd-Ddu. Ideal for walking dogs, stretching your legs and enjoying the spectacular views.