Llyn Bochlwyd

OS Grid ref:- SH 654 592

Llyn Bochlwyd, a wild and rugged mountain lake, surrounded by heather clad, boulder strewn slopes, cannot be reached by road and is only accessible by footpath. The remote lake lies near to Llyn Ogwen in the Glyderau mountain range and stands at an altitude of 555 metres (1821 feet). Llyn Bochlwyd has a surface area of 10.4 acres.

The lake is sometimes known as Lake Australia, due to the fact that its shape, when viewed from above, resembles that of Australlia.

Llyn Bochlwyd offers excellent panoramic views of the Glyderau, Y Garn and the Nant Francon Valley.

A walk to Llyn Bochlwyd

Duration - around 4 hours

*(1) Commencing at Idwal Cottage by Llyn Ogwen take the footpath ascending to the left of the shop along the course of the waterfall.

*(2)Continue along this path, following it until arriving at panoramic Llyn Idwal. (pictured right)

*(3) From Llyn Idwal follow the path which goes round to the left of the lake, The path begins to ascend gently, upon reaching a stream, cross over it. Views of the Devil's Kitchen will appear on the left.


*(4) Follow the path which goes up to the left of Devil's Kitchen, to arrive at Llyn y Cwn. Climb the scree slope to the left, which leads to the summit of Glyder Fawr. Follow the path to Glyder Fach.

*(5) Continue on to the East down a slope which will cross the old Miners Track.

*(6)From Bwlch Tryfan follow the clear path down to Llyn Bochlwyd.

*(7)Follow the path down by the river which leaves the lake, to return to your starting point at the car park at Ogwen Cottage by Llyn Ogwen.