Enjoy a circular walk around this beautiful lake in Snowdonia. The lake has nice paths along the water and through the surrounding woodland, with great views towards the mountains of Snowdonia. The lake links with Llyn Dinas where there are more nice trails to try.
The Snowdon Watkin Path also starts from the nearby Nant Gwynant car park so you could try this challenging climb to extend your walk. If you don't feel like climbing all the way to the summit then you could try the start of the path which is very pretty. It takes you through woodland to the Afon Cwm Llan where there are some lovely waterfalls.
If you head north along the Afon Glaslyn you could also visit Llyn Llydaw, one of the most visited lakes in the country.
Llyn Gwynant PostcodeLL55 4NW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Llyn Gwynant Pubs/Cafes
The Hebog Cafe & Bistro is a great place to head for refreshments after your walk. The food is excellent and there's also a lovely river terrace to sit out and enjoy the surrounding mountainous scenery in the summer months. You can find it in the centre of nearby Beddgelert on Caernarfon Road, with postcode LL55 4UY for your sat navs.
Closer to the lake is the excellent Caffi Gwynant. The cafe offers a wide range of foods prepared using local produce, daily specials, homemade cakes and desserts, local ales and free wi-fi. There's also an impressive outdoor glass canopy which is dog friendly. You can find the cafe at postcode LL55 4NH.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the west of Llyn Dinas you can visit the site of the legend of the Red Dragon at the fascinating Dinas Emrys. There's a lovely trail with river views, waterfalls, attractive woodland and a small hill climb to the ancient ramparts of the ancient fort where there are fine views back down to the lakes below.