Llyn Crafnant lake is a small beautiful Welsh lake, set in a secluded valley where the northern edge of Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains.
It’s very popular with locals, yet a little off the beaten track for most tourists, making it quiet and peaceful at most times of the year.
The lake takes it’s name from an old Welsh word, “craf”, meaning garlic, and “nant” meaning stream or valley. The unmistakable scent of wild garlic is one of the most noticeable features of the walk or drive up to the lake.
Llyn Crafnant has three signed walking routes, from beginner to moderate.
The simple Yellow Route takes the visitor on a perimeter tour of the lake, with excellent quality hardcore pathways throughout.
The tougher Red Route rises up into the mountains to give visitors the truly breathtaking views.
Finally, the Blue Route leads one over the mountain tops to the neighbouring Lake Gerionydd.
In addition to the marked walking trails, Llyn Crafnant also offers Boat Hire, public toilets and a privately run cafe.
Please note the boat hire and cafe are both in seasonal operation.
For further information please visit the Natural Resources Wales website by clicking here.
WALKING ACCOMMODATION IN NORTH WALES
There are many Self Catering and Bed & Breakfast establishments across North Wales, but Glan Clwyd Isa near Bodfari has been recognised time and time again as one of the most desirable places to stay in the region.