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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.



Other walks nearby

Walk 2592 Llyn Geirionydd & Llyn Bychan from Llyn Crafnant - moderate - 9.5 miles/15.4 km

Walk 2608 Crimpiau & Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Crafnant - moderate - 7.5 miles/12.2 km

Walk 2536 Llyn Crafnant, Capel Curig & Llyn Colwyd from Trefriw - mod/hard - 13.0 miles/21.1 km

Walk 1332 Four lakes of the Gwydir Forest - easy/mod - 6.5 miles/10.6 km

Walk 3005 Clogwen from Bryntyrch, Capel Curig - easy - 2.0 miles/3.3 km

Walk 1635 Garnedd Uchaf & Llyn Eigiau nr Tal-y-Bont - mod/hard - 9.0 miles/14.6 km

Walk 2542 Foel Grach from Llyn Eigiau, Carneddau - moderate - 8.5 miles/13.8 km

Walk 2638 Craig Eigiau, Melynilyn & Dulyn Resrs nr. Tal-y-Bont - moderate - 7.0 miles/11.4 km

Walk 3047 The Carneddau from Llyn Eigiau, Carneddau - hard - 10.0 miles/16.3 km

Walk 2821 Melynllyn & Dulyn Reservoir from Llyn Eigiau parking - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km

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