GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Llyn Geirionydd

2 miles (3 km)

An easy circular walk around the delightful Llyn Geirionydd in the Gwydyr Forest area of the Snowdonia National Park. It's a very peaceful area with great views of the Carneddau mountains and the woodland surrounding the lake.
You can start the walk from the car park at the south eastern end of the lake. There's a picnic area and toilets here too. Follow the little country lane along the eastern side of the water before crossing the River Geirionydd at the northern end. A public footpath then runs along the western side of the lake, just below Mynydd Deulyn.
If you head west you can enjoy two more lovely reservoir walks at Llyn Cowlyd and Llyn Crafnant. Llyn Cowlyd is the deepest lake in North Wales and has more nice waterside trails. Llyn Crafnant has a fine circular trail with a lakeside cafe which also hires rowing boats.
You could also follow the trails along the River Geirionydd at the northern end of the water or pick up the woodland trails in the surrounding forests.
The lake is located near to the village of Trefriw where you can enjoy a little walk along the delightful Fairy Falls.

Postcode

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

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

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

Pubs/Cafes

About half a mile to the west of the lake you'll find Llyn Crafnant which has a decent Lakeside Cafe. You can reach it by following a public footpath at the southern end of the lake. The cafe does a good range of meals and is in a lovely spot with views across the lake.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles to the east you will find the noteworthy market town of Llanrwst. Here you can try the circular Llanrwst Walk which visits some of the towns highlights. These include the splendid Gwydir Estate which contains a historic castle, an ancient chapel, the Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall and an expansive forest.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Llyn Geirionydd - geograph.org.uk - 776304

Llyn Geirionydd

Roadbridge near Llyn Geirionydd - geograph.org.uk - 221628

Roadbridge near Llyn Geirionydd

Northern tip of Llyn Geirionydd - geograph.org.uk - 181437

Northern tip of Llyn Geirionydd

Taliesin Monument - geograph.org.uk - 165723

Taliesin Monument

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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