GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Llynnau Mymbyr

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy a short walk along this picturesque lake in the Dyffryn Mymbyr valley area of the Snowdonia National Park.
The walk starts from the car park at Capel Curig and follows a track to the lake. There are footpaths on either side of the lake with the ones on the southern side passing the woodland of Coed Bryn-Engan. There are lovely views across the water to the surrounding mountains. It is a particularly good spot to get a photo of the Snowdon Horseshoe across the water.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then you could climb to Moel Siabod or visit the nearby Llyn Cowlyd.


LL24 0ET - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Llynnau Mymbyr OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llynnau Mymbyr Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


At the eastern end of the lake you will find Plas Y Brenin, a National Outdoor Centre for Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Hiking & Hillwalking, Canoeing, Kayaking and Mountain Biking. Within the centre there's the Yr Wyddfa Bar and Restaurant which is a great place for some post walk refreshments. The bar boasts the best view in Britain as it looks down to the lake and the Snowdon Horseshoe. There's a good menu with locally sourced food and drink.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For some interesting local history try the Dolgarrog Pipeline Walk. This explores the area around the little village, visiting the impressive pipeline structure and the Coedty reservoir. Near here there's also the beautiful Llyn Eigiau where the reservoir dam was breached leading to the Dolgarrog Dam disaster of 1925.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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The east end of Llynnau Mymbyr with Plas y Brenin (PYB) National Mountain Centre in the background.

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Llynnau Mymbyr on a cold and overcast August day, with the Snowdon Horseshoe in the background

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The lake from Moorland Heather. This Southwesterly view of Llynnau Mymbyr was taken from surrounding heather above Llyn y Coryn.

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Looking ESE across the lake from the footbridge, with Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) in the distance

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The eastern lake, looking towards Plas y Brenin, the outdoor activities centre.

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Kayaking on Llynnau Mymbyr. Students from the adjacent Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre kayaking at the eastern end of Llynnau Mymbyr. The summit beyond Coed Bryn Engan (part of the Gwydyr Forest) is Moel Siabod.

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The western lake can just be made out beyond the strip of land which nearly cuts it off. Snowdon is behind the cloud on the right.

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Seen from the south bank of Afon Llugwy where it exits the more eastrly of the two llyns, just above Plas y Brenin. A footbridge crosses here.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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