Explore the shores of Llyn Dinas

Children cycling in the lake at Llyn Dinas, Nant Gwynant

In partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority, we completed a multi-user footpath in 2016, allowing visitors to explore the shores of the beautiful Llyn Dinas in northern Snowdonia.

The one mile multi-user footpath provides people with the chance to explore the shores of this beautiful lake safely. 

The completion of the footpath also brings Snowdonia National Park Authority a step closer towards its ambition for a circular, accessible path around the entire base of Snowdon. In addition to extending 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.

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" It’s such a special place and we’re pleased to be able to allow more people the chance to experience it"
- Lead Ranger, Rhys Thomas

Get closer to nature

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 farming scholarship. Please remember to close gates and keep your dogs on a lead. 

Access and parking 

Please note that there is no parking close to the path. The path can be accessed from nearby Bethania car park (a P&D car park, popular with walkers hiking up Snowdon) or laybys along the lake, but will involve traveling along part of or crossing the A498. 

The path can also be accessed from Beddgelert village by walking along quieter county lanes and an uneven path along the river, this section is not suitable for wheelchairs, trampers or prams. 


Llyn Dinas' multi-user footpath

Explore the beautiful Llyn Dinas on foot or by wheels; our new multi-user footpath allows more people the chance to experience the magnificent views and varied wildlife of Nant Gwynant.