About Llyn Crafnant
Gateway to one of the finest views in North Wales
Llyn Crafnant is a 3/4 mile-long lake (well, reservoir actually) that lies in a beautiful valley where the northern edge of Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains and, more specifically, the ridge of Cefn Cyfarwydd.
The head of the lake offers what could be regarded as one of the finest views, across the lake to the mountains above, in North Wales.
Crafnant takes its name from “craf”, an old Welsh word for garlic, and “nant”, a stream or valley. Even today the valley of Afon Crafnant smells of wild garlic when it flowers.
We have a car park with toilets just before the lake itself. There is a private lakeside café (open from Easter until late summer) where you can hire boats. Private boating and swimming is not permitted.
Try the two waymarked forest walks from here.
How to get there:
For details of public transport visit http://www.traveline-cymru.info/