Discover a new path in Snowdonia
In partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority, we’ve completed a new multi-user footpath, allowing visitors to explore the shores of the beautiful Llyn Dinas in northern Snowdonia.
The completion of the footpath brings Snowdonia National Park Authority a step closer towards its ambition for a circular, accessible path around the entire base of Snowdon. It also extends the range of footpaths in the Nant Gwynant area, making it possible to follow the river from Nantmor or Beddgelert all the way to the end of Llyn Dinas.
The lake, nestled among the wooded foothills south of Snowdon is linked to Nant Gwynant by the meandering Afon Glaslyn which flows onwards to Beddgelert. The A498 passes along one side of the lake, whilst wild and craggy hills of Gelli Iago form a protective backdrop along the other side.
Up until now, most people view the lake as they drive past and only those content with wet feet tried to venture along the lakeshore. This summer, however, a one mile multi-user footpath was completed, providing people with the chance to explore the lakeside safely.
" It’s such a special place and we’re pleased to be able to allow more people the chance to experience it"
We maintains over 100km of footpaths in Snowdonia, which is no mean feat, since heavy rainfall during winter months coupled with growing footfall during summer months; make it an ongoing battle against erosion.
In the summer, the footpath could be mistaken for a ‘yellow brick road’, as golden glints of bog asphodel line the way. Weave amongst young stands of regenerating woodland and listen out for the poignant calls of warblers bustling in the birch trees. You’re also likely to glimpse a Welsh Black cow or two grazing along the shores near Llyndy Isaf, home to our annual farming scholarship.