Llyn Crafnant and Llyn Geirionydd

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Nov 11
2018

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8 miles, about 12 Km, 6 hours, a bit steep in places but mainly level.

This walk, in the south of the Carneddau range, has stunning views of rugged, unspoilt country and a mix of terrain - forrest, rocky paths and lakeside.

We start at the village of Trefriw, just a couple of miles from the Big Spring Camp campsite. After the walk we will have the opportunity to enjoy tea and cakes in the cafe at the Woolen Mill at Trefriw.

The waters of Llyn Geirionydd are amazingly clear but this not indicate purity. Above the Lake there were once lead mines and run off from the spoil heaps contaminated the lake and killed off most of the plant and animal life.

Llyn Crafnant is now a resrevoir supplying the townships of the Conway valley. The monument at the lakes northern tip commemorates the gift of the lake, as reservoir, to the townships by Richard James.

You are not supposed to bathe in this lake but when we came here as one of the walks from Big Spring Camp we couldn't resist having a little paddle. See one of the photos.

On the Saturday night (the day before this walk) we have a social taking place in Betws y coed - why not join us and make a weekend of it: https://www.outdoorlads.com/events/north-wales-social-181110

Location

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