4.5 of 5 (2 votes)

10+1 lakes in Gwydi forest above Trefriw

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Snowdonia in Clwyd, Wales, about 17.70km (11.00 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 347m (1138ft)
Descent 341m (1118ft)
Max. Elevation 320m (1049ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 688m (2256ft)
Start & End
Distance 17.70km
Duration ~6:00h
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 23 May 2016
A very strenuous 15-mile, 8-hour walk for EXPERIENCED mountain walkers only. The walk is on tarmac roads, forestry tracks, grassy paths, small sections of boggy ground, muscle-testing narrow, stone-protected inclines to ascend and descend, but, overall, on a clear day, worth the effort for fine views of the peaks of the Snowdon Horseshoe over 3000 ft and the Carneddau Range.

Walk Functions


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OS Grid SH779630
Please refer to my walk Trefriw to Llanwrst from 16/11/14 and follow waypoints 1-13.
OS Grid SH763594
See info board and enter.
About 3.93 km (~2.44 miles) from
OS Grid SH768586
Pass old mine site, Llyn Cyffty and old waterwheel base.
About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid SH777592
View and take path on right.
About 1.04 km (~0.65 miles) from
OS Grid SH792583
Find footpath on left and follow along lakeside, take care over exposed tree roots!
About 1.77 km (~1.1 miles) from
OS Grid SH780601
Old mine lead and zinc processing plant where we had lunch break, see old chimney stack set well back, did have tunnel from furnace to stack, take steep flight of wooden steps at rear.
About 2.12 km (~1.32 miles) from
OS Grid SH774601
Cross on causeway, head for Llyn Gangors passing Llyn Gan Gors Bach.
About 0.60 km (~0.37 miles) from
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Down to join end of Llyn Geirionydd from earlier.
About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid SH759603
Cross to climb up to waypoint 10.
About 1.22 km (~0.76 miles) from
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Follow along edge of lake.
About 1.04 km (~0.65 miles) from
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By farm buildings down to cross stream into nice grassy meadow.
About 2.78 km (~1.73 miles) from
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Back down into Trefriw.
About 1.01 km (~0.63 miles) from
OS Grid SH780629
End of walk, tired, but, happy I hope.
About 0.26 km (~0.16 miles) from

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