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Snowdonia Walk
A circuit of Llyn Crafnant, near Trefriw

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Eastern Carneddu

County/Area - Conwy

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km

Ascent - 500 feet / 152 metres

Time - 2 hours 20 minutes

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SH756618
Lat 53.138786 // Long -3.861122
Postcode LL27 0JZ (approx. location only)
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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - A circuit of Llyn Crafnant, near Trefriw
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The Carneddau mountains are probably the least visited part of Snowdonia and this easy circular walk provides excellent views and a flavour of this area. Llyn Crafnant is a reservoir dammed in 1874. The start is the parking and picnic are at grid ref. SH756618, which is reached by driving up a narrow lane which leaves the B5106 Conwy to Llanwrst road in the village of Trefriw.

After parking walk up the lane towards the reservoir and take the waymarked path along the north shore of the reservoir. You are immediately rewarded with fine views along the lake with the rugged peaks at its south-western end particularly notable. The path is easy to follow and leads to Hendre (grid ref.SH739605). Turn left here down to the road at Blaen y nant (SH739602). Turn left along the road and you have an easy walk back to the start.

Refreshments are available at the Lakeside Café which is open in the summer. There are also many places to have a picnic along the route.

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