Located 8 miles from Brecon is Llangorse lake, second largest natural lake in South Wales, the largest being Bala in North Wales. In 1954 Llangorse was designated as a grade one site of special scientific interest, and is of national, if not international importance.The lake is home to an impressive range of birds, and animals. There are 23 plant species that are rare in Wales, and the birdlife include Great Crested Grebe, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Moorhen and Coot,Curlews and many more species of smaller birds making this area very popular among bird watchers.
The lake was created by glacial movement, and it is believed that pre-historic man was attracted to the lake because of the abundance of food and water. In 1868, an iron age Crannog was discovered on a man made island of stones. This island would have supported a number of dwellings, these were known as a Crannog.
In 1925, a well preserved dug-out canoe dating from 800AD was found and can be seen at Brecon museum.
The lake is popular among the sailing and boating enthusiasts, and boats can be hired at the lakeside. In the backround are the Brecon beacons
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