One of eleven lakes that lie in the hills around Trefriw, Llyn Crafnant is nearly a mile long, covers 63 acres and offers superb views of the surrounding forests and mountains. It derives its name from the Welsh words for garlic 'craf' and 'nant' a stream.
Llyn Crafnant can be reached by car only from the village of Trefriw, where the Afon Crafnant meets the River Conway.
There is a lakeside cafe providing meals and refreshments. The Forestry Commision provide a car park and toilets. Around a mile away lies another lake, Llyn Geirionydd which runs parallel to Llyn Crafnant and is often approached from Capel Curig.
The Afon Crafnant which flows out of Llyn Crafnant
A walk at Llyn Crafnant
Distance - 5.8 km
Duration - around 2 hours
*Commencing from the car park on the road, proceed toward the lake, on arriving at the lake turn right crossing a footbridge and follow the forest trail.
*Continue along the trail until past the lake, when the track begins to rise steeply. Descend, following the waymark and follow the track until reaching a gate and a road.
*Follow along the road to return to the starting point at the car park.