The outflow of Llyn Bochlwyd
|Primary outflows||Nant Bochlwyd|
|Basin countries||United Kingdom|
|Surface area||4.208 ha (10.40 acres)|
|Surface elevation||555 m (1,821 ft)|
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Llyn Bochlwyd (Welsh pronunciation: [ɬɨ̞n boːχluːɨ̯d, ɬɪn boːχlʊi̯d]) is a lake in Snowdonia, Wales, in Conwy County Borough. It lies in Cwm Bochlwyd, near Llyn Ogwen in the Glyderau mountain range.
The Welsh name of the lake means "Greycheek Lake". According to a local legend, this is based on a story of an old grey stag that was hunted but miraculously escaped through swimming to safety in the lake while holding its grey cheeks above the surface.
The lake's shape is often thought to resemble that of Australia, which has led to some guidebooks calling it Lake Australia instead of its Welsh name. This has been criticised by Welsh comedian Tudur Owen as "erasing history".
- llyn Bochlwyd – Snowdonia Guide
- Tudur Owen, Fear 'history is lost when Welsh place names are changed’, BBC Cymru Wales
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