GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cregennan Lakes Walk

4 miles (5.7 km)

This circular walk takes you around these two beautiful lakes in Snowdonia. There's some stunning scenery in this National Trust owned area which lies at the northern slopes of Cadair Idris.
You can start the walk at the car park at the western end of the northern lake. It's located about a mile to the south east of the little village of Arthog, on the Mawddach Estuary. From the car park you can pick up trails heading round the lakes before returning on some quiet country lanes. The scenery is stunning with the two lakes backed by Pared Y Cefn Hir hill and other mountains.
After your walk you can head to the Cadair Idris Visitor Centre to enjoy refreshments at the tea room. Located near the car park the centre includes a wealth of information and anexhibition detailing the wildlife and geologyof this fascinating area.
Just to the west of the lakes you can continue your walking along the Arthog Waterfalls. There's a nice footpath running through woodland towards the village and the lovely Mawddach Estuary. Here you can pick up the popular Mawddach Trail and visit nearby Barmouth.


LL39 1LJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cregennan Lakes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cregennan Lakes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Boathouse on Cregennan Lake - - 247285

Boathouse on Cregennan Lake

Cregennen Lakes (1) - - 1310539

Pared y Cefn Hir looms large to the left of the larger lake with its wooded island.

Cregennen Lakes from an ascent of Pared Y Cefn Hir - - 1312165

Cregennen Lakes from an ascent of Pared Y Cefn Hir

Llynnau Cregennan - - 1129295

Llynnau Cregennan. The lakes from Pared y Cefn hir. The long ridge extending westwards from Cadair Idris is in the background.

Llynnau Cregennen in the early morning - - 371080

Llynnau Cregennen in the early morning

Wooded island - Cregennen Lakes - - 1310553

Wooded island - Cregennen Lakes Wooded island on the larger of the two Cregennen Lakes. Seen here from close up from the shore. Pared y Cefn Hir is the hill beyond.

Llynnau Cregennen - - 1016360

Llynnau Cregennen. View of the smaller of the two lakes. A dry stone wall leads the eye into the distance.

Small lake at Cregennen. - - 448028

Small lake at Cregennen.


GPS Files

GPX File

Cregennan Lakes.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Cregennan Lakes.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)