This walk takes you from Betws Y Coed to the lovely Llyn Parc in the Gwydyr Forest. It's a about a 2 mile walk from the village to the lake. The forest is in an elevated position so you will be climbing up hill on the way there before descending on the return leg.
The walk starts in the popular village of Betws Y Coed where it is a short walk north to the forest. Here you can pick up a waymarked footpath heading north past the Clogwyn Cyrrau Nature Reserve and the disused mines to the lake. Look out for the waterfall at the Aberllyn mine near the lake. When you reach the lake there is then a nice footpath to follow along the water before returning on the same paths.
Llyn Parc Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Llyn Parc Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Llyn Parc OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Llyn Parc Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To the north 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. The walk also visits the forest and Llyn Parc so provides an alternative route for reaching the lake.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.