GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Llyn Alaw

1 miles (2 km)

Enjoy a stroll along this large reservoir on the Isle of Anglesey. The lake cover 770 acres and has a number of walking trails along the water. There are also wildflowers, butterflies and bird hides where you can look out for the wide variety of birds that visit the lake.
Just to the south you can visit Llyn Llywenan for more nice views and trails. A couple of miles to the west is Llanddeusant where you can explore the fascinating LlynonMill. The 18th century mill is notable as the only working windmill in Wales. The site also includes two Iron Age roundhouses where you can learn all about the ancient history of the area.


LL65 4TW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Llyn Alaw OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llyn Alaw Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The reservoir is the largest body of water on Anglesey. The second largest is Cefni Reservoir near Llangefni. Here you will find a nice circular walking trail with fine views of the Snowdonia Mountains.
Head a few miles north and you could pick up the Anglesey Coast Path and visit some other highlights of the area at Cemaes Bay, the fascinating Porth Wen Brickworks, the historic town of Amlwch, Cemlyn Bay and Bull Bay, the most northerly village in Wales.
A few miles to the east is the noteworthy Mynydd Bodafon, the highest point on the Island of Anglesey. There are great views over the island from the 178 metre high summit.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Anglesey Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Spillway at Llyn Alaw - - 157634

A view looking to the southeast over the spillway on the dam at Llyn Alaw.

The Southern shore of Llyn Alaw - - 197971

A view of the Southern shore of Llyn Alaw as seen from near to the pumping station

View from the dam at Llyn Alaw - - 197994

View from the dam

The walkway on the dam at Llyn Alaw - - 170613

The walkway on the dam. A view looking northwest back towards the visitor centre parking area, along the walkway on top of the dam at the lake

The Visitor Centre at Llyn Alaw - - 170616

The Visitor Centre

Erosion on the shores of Llyn Alaw - - 1403894

Erosion on the shores of the lake


GPS Files

GPX File

Llyn Alaw.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Llyn Alaw.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)