If you want to get away from the crowds but still enjoy some incredible scenery, the drive to Llyn Crafnant & Llyn Geirionydd is well worth it (although, some of the roads are not for the fainthearted)… The 2 hours Of bliss just left us wanting more!
When driving to the lake, be sure to take the road through Dolgarrog. It’s a small village in the Conwy Valley that is now home to Surf Snowdonia (the worlds first commercial, artificial surfing lake). Dolgarrog suffered tragically in 1925, when a nearby dam burst and millions of gallons of water made its way to the village and took the lives of 16 people.
The last couple of miles after Trefriw are along a single lane road, which may make it trickier in the busier months. There are plenty of places where cars can pass each other, although reasonable ‘reversing’ skills will be useful.
Llyn Crafnant is approximately 1 mile long and is surrounded by forests and mountains with numerous picturesque waterfalls, weaving their way down into the lake. The pathway that takes you around the edge of the lake is mostly flat and easily manageable. This is handy, considering most of your time will be spent looking up at the mountains, taking pictures! The ‘easy’ trail takes approximately 2 hours to wander around, which includes plenty of time to check out the waterfalls and have an occasional rest…
For Sat Navs – the nearest post code for the car park is: LL27 0JZ