GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Llanberis Lake Walk

2 miles (3.5 km)

This circular walk from Llanberis visits Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris from the village. There's some nice lakeside paths leading to the ruins of Dolbadarn Castle, located on the south western side of the lakes.
You can start the walk from the lakeside car park at Llyn Padarn, in the village. From here you can pick up footpaths heading south east to the castle which is located in a fine spot between Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris. The route then heads west to visit the woodland trails in Coed Victoria. You can follow peaceful trails through the woods to the Llanberis Waterfall.
The route then heads north through the town to return to the car park.
To extend the walk you could cross to the other side and explore Padarn Country Park.

Llanberis Lake Postcode

LL55 4EU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Llanberis Lake OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llanberis Lake Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Llanberis Lake Pubs/Cafes

The Heights is located close to the lake and a good choice for some post walk refreshment. The pub includes a lovely large garden and terrace area if the weather is good. You can find them close to the car park at the start of the walk at a postcode of LL55 4HB for your sat navs.

Llanberis Lake Dog Walking

The lakeside trails and the woodland paths in Coed Victoria make for a nice dog walk. The Heights mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For wonderful views over the area try the climb to the nearby Moel Eilio. You could also pick up the Snowdon Llanberis Path and head south east towards Llyn Llydaw.
On the fringes of the country park there's the fascinating Dinorwic Quarry to explore. At one time the quarry was the second largest slate quarry in the world, after the neighbouringPenrhyn quarrynearBethesda. You can pick up the tramway trail footpath across the site just north of the visitor centre.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.


The "top" end of Llyn Padarn - - 1274159

The "top" end of Llyn Padarn Llyn Padarn is also known, colloquially, as "Llyn Llanber". The now ruined Dolbadarn Castle in the background, centre, was built to control movement through the Llanberis Pass.

Lakeside car park at Llanberis - - 800699

Lakeside car park at Llanberis

Footpath along the western shore of Llyn Padarn - - 881314

Footpath along the western shore of Llyn Padarn

Dolbadarn Castle - - 300671

Dolbadarn Castle. The round ruined keep of Dolbadarn Castle can clearly be seen above the blue waters of Llyn Peris. In this view from the Dinorwig Quarries the upper part of Llanberis can be seen along with the first start of the Snowdon Mountain railway as it snakes up through the trees. The castle was built by the Welsh princeLlywelyn the Greatduring the early 13th century, at the base of theLlanberis Pass. The castle features a large stonekeep, which historian Richard Avent considers "the finest surviving example of a Welsh round tower".

A day by the lake - the model boat enthusiasts - - 685971

A day by the lake -the model boat enthusiasts.

Autumnal colours at Castell Dolbadarn - - 1590722

Autumnal colours at Castell Dolbadarn

Coed Victoria Woods - - 287274

Coed Victoria Woods. This woodland stands besides the minor road from Llanberis to the start of the Snowdon path at Cadair Ellyll. Dinorwig Quarry forms the background.

Waterfall above Llanberis - - 1192054

Waterfall above Llanberis


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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