The drive to Tal-y-Llyn from Tywyn is along a very pretty valley passing Dolgoch and Abergynolwyn. It arrives over the terminal moraine to reveal a stunning view of the lake.

There is a good pub/hotel (Pen-y-Bont), and another hotel (Tyn-y-Cornel) both on the shores of the lake. The route up Cader starts just past the far end of the lake.

View of Tal-y-llyn