Conwy Area
Northern Region
Isle of Anglesey
The Carneddau and
the Glyderau

West Coast
South West
South East
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Aberglaslyn Pass
Beddgelert Forest
Betws Garmon
Capel Curig
Capel Garmon
Burial Chamber

Ceunant Mawr

Conway Falls
Dolbadarn Castle
Dolwyddelan Castle
Electric Moutain
Fairy Glen
Gwydir Forest
Llanberis Pass
Llyn Cwellyn
Llyn Dinas
Llyn Elsi
Llyn Glaslyn
Llyn Llydaw
Llyn Padarn
Llyn Parc
Llynnau Mymbyr
Mount Snowdon
Nant Gwynant Pass
Swallow Falls
Sygun Copper Mines

The Nant Gwynant Pass

The deep valley of Nant Gwynant to the side of Snowdon, north-east of Beddgelert, was formed by the actions of glaciers.

Llyn Gwynant

Llyn GwynantLlyn Gwynant

It houses two lakes, the peaceful Llyn Dinas and Llyn Gwynant which huddle beneath Mount Snowdon. Popular with windsurfers and canoeists the lake has an excellent campsite, with a range of amenities on its shore. The lake is 50 ha in size, the A498 road which runs along the length of its southern bank.

Llyn GwynantLlyn Gwynant

There is a well positioned car park from which to appreciate the truly stunning views into the valley.

The Nant Gwynant Pass

Nant Gwynant PassNant Gwynant Pass

The road through the mountain pass goes by Hafod Lwyfog, built in the 1540's, the house was the birthplace of Sir John Williams, goldsmith to the Stuart King James I. The National Trust property of Craflwyn is also situated in the pass. Standing beneath the mystical hill of Dinas Emrys once occupied by Vortigern, King of Kent, who fought the Anglo-Saxon invasions.

The Bethania Chapel, which dates from 1822 and stands in a stunning location, was purchased when it closed as a place of worship and has been renovated as a café. Due to its location at the start of the Watkin Path up Mount Snowdon it is a highly popular spot with walkers.

Llyn Dinas, further along the valley is a tranquil and peaceful lake and escapes some of the worse ravages of summer tourism.