This walk offers some of the most dramatic mountainous scenery in the UK at the oldest National Nature Reserve in Wales
VERY BUSY AT PEAK TIMES BUT A BEAUTIFUL LAKE WALK
PARKING-Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, LL57 3LZ
MILES-3-4 MILE CIRCULAR
FACILITIES- Toilets, cafe,
TERRAIN-SOME STEEP AND ROCKY SECTIONS BUT EASY TO FOLLOW PATHS
NOT SUITABLE FOR BUGGYS
IF the car park is full there is plenty of road side parking on the A5.
At the side of the cafe/toilets there is Steps to the left of the building which is the start of the path.
It initially climbs steeply through the gate and over a bridge, which is a perfect place to stop and admire the views all around you.
The path is rocky and steep in sections but once you get to a level junction at the lake it is steady all the way round.
You can go in either direction, also a great place to stop and have a picnic at the stone beach.
Various rocks to stop at along the way, little ones need to take care as some rocky sections.
This is a popular walk for hill climbers and rock climbers, once you hit the back of the lake you will see a steep climb up over boulders called 'The Devil's Kitchen'. ( you dont need to do this its optional if you wanted to climb the summits in the area. You keep to the low path that skirts the lake.
This is a great walk in all weathers, it does get quite busy at weekends and particularly in the summer, but it really is the perfect walk for all ages and abilities.