Walk 8 – Llyn Geirionydd & Llyn Crafnant

Paul Hodges

Trail Running guide - Biography
My first introduction to mountains was a family holiday to Snowdonia in 1976, I remember spending long summer days by the Black Waterfall near Dolgellau (26 years later I bought a house less than half a mile away from it) as well as ascending Snowdon (I hate to admit by train), even in the summer of ’76 it was cloudy on top!

We want you to enjoy are surroundings, whether you are new to the area, experienced hill walker, novice or full on adrenalin junkie we think we’ve got a walk that will interest you & introduce you to some hidden gems. These walks are tailored to all levels of fitness & provide you with a wide choice of scenery & surroundings, to help you select a walk that suits you we have graded them on a star rating for Exersion Levels, Exposure, Scenery & Wildlife & explain these below.
Paul Hodges
Description
Walk 8 – Llyn Geirionydd & Llyn Crafnant

Level: Moderate
Terrain: Clear paths, Forest Tracks & Tarmac Road.
Distance: 10 Miles.
Estimated Time: 4/5 Hours.
Description: This is an easy to follow walk 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 walk 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.

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Exertion Rating 3 out of 5 Exposure Rating 3 out of 5 Scenery 4 out of 5 Nature 4 out of 5
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