Conwy Area
Northern Region
Isle of Anglesey
The Carneddau and
the Glyderau

West Coast
South West
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Aberglaslyn Pass
Beddgelert Forest
Betws Garmon
Capel Curig
Capel Garmon
Burial Chamber

Ceunant Mawr

Conway Falls
Dolbadarn Castle
Dolwyddelan Castle
Electric Moutain
Fairy Glen
Gwydir Forest
Llanberis Pass
Llyn Cwellyn
Llyn Dinas
Llyn Elsi
Llyn Glaslyn
Llyn Llydaw
Llyn Padarn
Llyn Parc
Llynnau Mymbyr
Mount Snowdon
Nant Gwynant Pass
Swallow Falls
Sygun Copper Mines

Llyn Llydaw

OS Grid Ref:- SH 6354

Bleak Llyn Llydaw lies to the side of Wales' highest mountain Mount Snowdon at 3,560' (1085m) , the long and narrow lake has formed in a cwm partway up the mountain, the steep rugged sides of Lliwedd overlook the lake to the south east with the long narrow ridge leading out to Yr Aran at 2,451' (747m) lying to the south. The name translates to English as Brittany Lake.

Llyn Llydaw

The lake can be reached via the Miners Track which leads up to Snowdon. The causeway across Llyn Llydaw was constructed in 1853 to facilitate the copper mining on this part of Snowdoni - prior to this horses and the extracted copper were carried across Llyn Llydaw by raft. The path skirting Llyn Llydaw and Llyn Glaslyn (now known as the Miner's Track) was constructed at the same time.

A walk to Llyn Llydaw and Llyn Glaslyn

Distance - 8.7 km

Duration - around 4 hours

Llyn Llydaw

Llyn Lydaw and Llyn Glaslyn viewed from Snowdon

Snowdon and Llyn Lydaw

Mount Snowdon