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image for Picnic Site item typeLlyn Sarnau at Gwydir Forest Park (NRW)

Picnic Site, free entry

Gwydr Forest Park

Gwydr Forest Park

Gwydr Forest Park

Details

Llyn Sarnau means ‘lake of the old tracks’ and makes a good picnic spot.

This shallow lake often dries out in summer and may not be much to look at, but it's a valuable home for wetland loving wildlife.

Forest Lakes Walk 2.5 miles, 4 kilometres
Try the Forest Lakes Walk to see some more visually impressive hidden lakes. There are a number of great viewpoints along it including the Carneddau and Glyderau mountain ranges.

You can download this walk from our Natural Resources Wales website.

Directions:

From the B5106 at Gwydir Castle, take the minor road into the forest, signposted for Geirionnydd. Llyn Sarnau car park is on the left, after passing Hafna car park.

From the A5 at Ugly House (Ty Hyll), take the minor road into the forest. Llyn Sarnau car park is on the right, before reaching Hafna car park.

Public Transport:

The nearest train station is in Llanrwst.

The OS grid reference is SH 778 592

Picnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

The Gwydir Forest can be accessed from eight different car parks and locations. Most of which are close to refreshment places and toilets. Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Enquiries

0300 065 3000

Address

Nr Betws- Y- Coed,
Conwy,
LL24 0AA

Location

Directions

Plan route to Gwydir Forest Park (NRW) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 794611  Lat: 53.13384 Long: -3.80334

Minor road East off the A470 in Llanrwst.

Various access points off the A5 between Capel Curig and Betws y Coed.

OS Grid Reference: SH794611

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

The Gwydir Forest can be accessed from eight different car parks and locations. Most of which are close to refreshment places and toilets. Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.