OS Grid Ref:- SH 7260
Beautiful Llynnau Mymbyr, set amongst Snowdonia's highest peaks, are also known as the Capel Curig Lakes and are around 3/4 mile long, with a depth of 30 feet. The lakes are situated just outside the village of Capel Curig on the road to the Llanberis Pass (A4086). A delta halfway along the north shore, dissects the lakes.
From the lakes there are magnificent views of the rugged mountain scenery across its waters to the Snowdon Horseshoe and the peaks of Grib Goch (3023ft/ 921mts); Crib y Ddysgl (3493ft/ 1065mts); Snowdon (3560ft/ 1085mts) and Lliwedd (2947ft/ 898mts)
The river feeding the lakes is the Nantygwryd (or Nant-y-gwryd), which source is to be found at at Llyn Cwm-y-ffynnon, which is a tributary of the Afon Llugwy. The two rivers meet at Capel Curig.
Llynnau Mymbyr and the Snowdon Horseshoe
The lakes are now frequently used for canoeing activities by the Plas y Brenin and Local Education Authorities.