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image for Lake item typeLlyn Geirionnydd at Llyn Geirionnydd (NRW)

Lake, free entry

Visitors at Llyn Geirionydd Gwydir Forest

Visitors at Llyn Geirionydd Gwydir Forest

Visitors at Llyn Geirionydd, Gwydir Forest

Details

Getting to Llyn Geirionnydd is not particularly easy, but this has not stopped the lake being the only one designated in Snowdonia to permit power boats and water skiing. Many visitors also walk to the lake from the village of Trefriw (it is on one of the Trefriw Trail routes) or from the neighbouring Llyn Crafnant (start at the Natural Resources Wales car park), the two lakes being separated by Mynydd Deulyn – “mountain of the two lakes”.

Llyn Geirionnydd has a car park (including accessible toilets, summer only) and is very popular in summer.

It is difficult to imagine that this was a derelict industrial landscape in the 1870s. In fact, the car park lies on a waste tip near an old lead mine entrance.

From here you can walk around the lake or if you are feeling fit, over to Llyn Crafnant and its great views, where you can opt to walk around that lake.

Directions:

Take the B5106 from Conwy or Betws y Coed to Trefriw, then follow signs for Llyn Geirionnydd.

Public Transport:

The nearest train station is Llanrwst.

The OS grid reference is SH 763 603

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

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

Bettws Y Coed,
UK

Location

Directions

Plan route to Llyn Geirionnydd (NRW) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 763603  Lat: 53.12594 Long: -3.84934

You can reach the lake by car from Trefriw or Gwydyr Castle, Llanrwst (follow signs for Geirionnydd), the narrow lane passing through the hamlet of Llanrhychwyn, or from the wiggley single-track road through Gwydyr Forest from the Ugly House (Ty Hyll) or Pont y Pair in Betws y Coed on the A5 to Capel Curig.

OS Grid Reference: SH 763 603

Llanrwst is the nearest town or village

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

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.