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Llyn Parc




OS grid ref:- SH7959

Llyn ParcTranquil and picturesque Llyn Parc, also known as Llyn y Parc, lies near the village of Betws y Coed and is surrounded by thickly wooded slopes dropping down to the water's edge Llyn Parc is one of a number of lakes in the Gwydyr Forest.

The lake lies at at a height of 664 feet, covering a total area of 22 acres. Although a natural lake, the construction of a dam at its southern end raised the water level to to power machinery at the nearby Aberllyn lead and zinc mine. The outflow of the lake today passes the ruined remains of the mills before joining the River Conwy.

There are no fish in the lake due to the high level of lead its water contains.

On the western side of the lake is a seven foot wall built by French Napoleonic prisoners of war. The lake can be accessed by footpath from Betws-y-Coed or Llanrwst.


Image copyright Terry Hughes


A walk to Llyn Parc


Gwydir Forest