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Four lakes of the Gwydir Forest
Introduction to Walk 1332

Photo from the walk - Four lakes of the Gwydir Forest

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Eastern Carneddu

County/Area - Conwy

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Ascent - 650 feet / 197 metres

Time - 3 hours 50 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This Conway walk in the Snowdonia National Park explores an area of forest to the west of Betws-y-Coed which is dotted with lakes and tarns. The route described visits four of these - Llyn Tyn-y-Mynydd, Llyn Geirionydd, Llyn Bychan and Llyn Goddiondu - and provides an excellent half day outing. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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