GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Llyn Crafnant

3 miles (5 km)

Llyn Crafnant is another beautiful reservoir in the Gwydyr Forest area of the Snowdonia National Park. There's a splendid 3 mile circular trail running around the lake with great views to the surrounding forests and Carneddaumountains. It's a fairly easy waymarked walk so perfect for an afternoon stroll in peaceful surroundings.
You can start the walk from the car park on Crafnant Road, just to the north of the reservoir. Head south from here and you can pick up the footpaths on the western side of the water. Follow the path through the woodland and past the lake until you come to the River Hendre. You turn left here and cross the river to return to the Crafnant Road. You can follow this quiet little country lane all the way back to the car park. On this section you'll pass the lakeside cafe where you can hire boats and stop for a bite to eat. There is also the option of picking up more woodland trails to the east of the lane if you prefer.
You can extend your walk by following more waymarked trails over Mynydd Deulyn to Llyn Geirionydd, about half a mile to the east. There's another nice circular trail to try here.
Just over a mile to the west you can visit Llyn Cowlyd where there is another nice trail running along the lake. The challenging climb to Moel Siabod also starts from nearby Capel Curig.

Llyn Crafnant Postcode

LL27 0JZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

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Photos

Llyn Crafnant Monument - geograph.org.uk - 211840

Llyn Crafnant Monument

Llyn Crafnant - geograph.org.uk - 1433264

Lake view from near the start of the walk

Llyn Crafnant - geograph.org.uk - 1040506

Lovely countryside and hills

Crafnant Shore - geograph.org.uk - 265847

Crafnant Shore

Boats at Llyn Crafnant - geograph.org.uk - 1436933

Boats at Llyn Crafnant

Llyn Crafnant from Maes Mawr - geograph.org.uk - 1436993

Llyn Crafnant from Maes Mawr

Sheep may safely graze - geograph.org.uk - 1433276

Sheep grazing in fields above the water

The headlands of Llyn Crafnant - geograph.org.uk - 1551407

The headlands of Llyn Crafnant

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Llyn Crafnant.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Llyn Crafnant.mmo (right click - 'Save As')