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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve

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fabulous walk anytime of year

This is an amazing walk and can be done anytime of year, apart from horrendous rain or stormy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bangor, United Kingdom
Breathtakingly beautiful

Well worth a visit. The circular walk is quite easy but you do need to have sensible and sturdy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing walk and can be done anytime of year, apart from horrendous rain or stormy dangerous weather, great for kids too, panoramic views, lake and mountain views, not too far from the road or car park , this is a point that...More

Thank 733BROOKie14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. The circular walk is quite easy but you do need to have sensible and sturdy footwear as the terrain is quite rugged in places. The National Trust really do look after the site and make sure the footpaths are in good...More

Thank wingfield51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Llyn Idwal is truly a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, although care needs to be taken at winter-time, and good walking boots need to be worn. A good path leads up to Cwm Idwal from llyn Ogwen, and there is...More

Thank janetpenrallt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked around the lake on a beautiful sunny day. The scenery was breathtaking. It took us over 3 hours whilst stopping for photos etc. Would recommend that you walk clockwise around the lake which means you do the harder bit first and finish on the...More

Thank Hollysaura
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning atmospheric mountain environment so close to the A5 road most people stand a good chance of walking up there without taking any risks. But wearing strong shoes and staying aware of the rough ground beneath your feet is still necessary. Both high level and...More

1  Thank Gill W
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a very scenic area to visit, there's a nice gentle walk around the lake, there is a path that takes you all the way around, easily accessible from the main road, the views are breathtaking,

Thank 33bjones300
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Well worth visiting, but be prepared for any sort of weather. It can get quite tricky to find parking space on busy weekends in the summer.

Thank Themathdiva
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Stunning walk around the lake with spectacular views. The lower path that follows the waters edge is suitable for all abilities. You can decide to take the higher path half way around the lake that makes its way up the hill side. This route in...More

2  Thank maustin1984
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful area. Fabulous views walks suitable for anyone with any ability or disability. Extensive area cafes lakes. Well recommended

1  Thank twinkletoes3
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended hike. We did this with 2 kids, thought it was beautiful. From the car park, up the path, round the lake and back took us 2-3 hours at a leisurely pace and lots of stopping for photos. The car park is small and...More

Thank swaggomant
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Asmaa L
November 13, 2018|
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Response from Latin1954 | Reviewed this property |
I think that other answers given to the question are spot on. There are a lot of 'it depends'! - walking speed, experience, stops and starts etc. In addition , your actual route is crucial. The lower route is probably about... More
November 4, 2018|
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Response from Latin1954 | Reviewed this property |
It's certainly possible but I would urge you to be as well prepared as any walker should be in this region, and especially in the winter. The paths are good but can be slippery and if covered by snow you'll need a... More
Kelly H
November 17, 2017|
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Response from luc4books |
This is the actual address for the Lake, "Llyn Idwal, Bangor LL57 3LZ, UK". It's actually easy to get there by Car from Caernarfon, Bangor, Conwy, Llandudno, or Betws-y-Coed.