This Snowdonia walk provides aeasy circuit of picturesque Llyn Tranant, a reservoir nestling in the Carneddau mountains. The route is easy to follow and provides some rugged scenery without to much effort. Ideal for a family walk and picnic.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) The Carneddau mountains are probably the least visited part of Snowdonia and this easy circular walk provides excellent views and a flavour of this area. Llyn Crafnant is a reservoir dammed in 1874. The start is the parking and picnic are at grid ref. SH756618, which is reached by driving up a narrow lane which leaves the B5106 Conwy to Llanwrst road in the village of Trefriw.
After parking walk up the lane towards the reservoir and take the waymarked path along the north shore of the reservoir. You are immediately rewarded with fine views along the lake with the rugged peaks at its south-western end particularly notable. The path is easy to follow and leads to Hendre (grid ref.SH739605)(1). Turn left here down to the road at Blaen y nant (SH739602). Turn left along the road and you have an easy walk back to the start(D/A).
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 564ft
1 : mi 1.39 - alt. 686ft - Hendre - Turn left
D/A : mi 3.23 - alt. 564ft
Refreshments are available at the Lakeside Café which is open in the summer. There are also many places to have a picnic along the route.
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Global average : 4.17/5
Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 4.5/5
Routemap quality : 3/5
Walk interest : 5/5
Global average : 5 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : N/A
Walk interest : Very good
A lovely easy walk on a mostly level path with beautiful scenery and stunning views. The road to the starting point was extremely narrow and windy, with a bit of a hold up while oncoming traffic had to reverse! But once there we followed the Yellow walk signs round the lake. Thank you - we wouldn't have found this beautiful place otherwise.
Global average : 4 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Average
Walk interest : Very good
We really enjoyed the walk and the scenery was beautiful.
We had a problem in finding the lake due to lask of knowledge of the area. The signpost pointing off the A5106 to Llyn Crafnant was unclear.
It would be helpful if a post code could be included for the starting point as well as a grid reference.
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