There was something so magical and vast about this place, we were recommended the bearded lake on a whim from the lady we were renting the cottage from, so one of the days of our break we found it on the map and headed out! Rain coats at the ready and a light back pack. This wasn't an easy walk, from the beginning you're walking up hill, down hill and trying to navigate paths that look like they haven't been walked for a few years!
We parked on a road which ran up to a caravan/mobile home park, I imagine you can park at the top but we were unsure of how busy it was and if it was gated (its not). The path STARTS right between TWO mobile homes (see photos below). It took a while to find it as you'll notice that this route has little to no public footpath signage.
You will walk through a forest, past a farm and then end up on the hills with the sheep! Its worth the walk up as the views are amazing, the terrain is all varieties from rocks, marsh land, long grass, moss and seriously long ferns!
You will find a head stone that points to the first peak, once you reach the top you will see the lake in all its glory! I imagine if you get the timing just right you will see all the lily pad flowers in full bloom, so gorgeous! You can then walk down to the lake, sit and absorb the view. If you look in the distance you will see another peak called 'Echo' which you can add to your walk if you wanted to.