Llyn Crafnant

Llyn Crafnant is set in a tranquil Welsh valley where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the Carneddau range.

One of eleven lakes that lie in the hills around Trefriw, Llyn Crafnant is nearly a mile long, covers 63 acres and offers superb views of the surrounding forests and mountains. It derives its name from the Welsh words for garlic 'craf' and 'nant' a stream.

Llyn Crafnant can be reached by car only from the village of Trefriw, where the Afon Crafnant meets the River Conway.

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There is a lakeside cafe providing meals and refreshments. The Forestry Commision provide a car park and toilets. Around a mile away lies another lake, Llyn Geirionydd which runs parallel to Llyn Crafnant and is often approached from Capel Curig.

The Afon Crafnant which flows out of Llyn Crafnant

Llyn Crafnant

A walk at Llyn Crafnant

Distance - 5.8 km

Llyn Crafnant

Duration - around 2 hours

*Commencing from the car park on the road, proceed toward the lake, on arriving at the lake turn right crossing a footbridge and follow the forest trail.

*Continue along the trail until past the lake, when the track begins to rise steeply. Descend, following the waymark and follow the track until reaching a gate and a road.

*Follow along the road to return to the starting point at the car park.