Terrain: Clear paths, Forest Tracks & Tarmac Road.
Distance: 10 Miles.
Estimated Time: 4/5 Hours.
Description: This is an easy to follow trail with some small ascents & good views to Moel Siabod & Snowdon along the way. As its title suggests it main target is two popular lakes in Snowdonia’s North Eastern region but as well as these splendid beauty spots there are many other sights & remote places to enjoy along the way. The trail is long but by no means difficult when taken at a leisurely pace, so relax, stop as frequently as you want & enjoy this more gentle side of Snowdonia.
This is a particular favourite of mine as it takes you through quiet forests, around two beautiful lakes (Geirionyd & Crafnant) & across open expanses of moorland & all on a wide variety of terrain to help hone in on you technique. The terrain ranges from short boggy sections early & late to forest tracks, stony paths & quiet tarmac roads. I find it a good stamina builder with a demanding climb early on, another tougher climb between the two lakes & a further slog on the return from Llyn Crafnant before a gentle return home.