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“Followed the white trial - very disappointing”
Review of Llyn Padarn

Llyn Padarn
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Llanberis
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

After climbing Snowdon in terrible weather, we wanted a nice easy and scenic walk for the following day. We picked up the white trial and for the first 40mins it was ok, asides the flooding but nothing boots and WP coat couldn't tackle.

Nice views for the first part but once we were up in the woods and past the water fall, the route just got worse and worse for us. We were then on a tarmacked road, with no views, just the odd house to look at. It was a national road, so cars were wizzing past, almost hitting us as they came around the corners. When we reached the other end of the lake, we then had to walk back to the car, down the other side of the lake. This was better but again, not the best. The path takes you down another road and with a small dog, this was not ideal.

We live in Essex, if we wanted to walk along a busy road, we could, easily. Didn't expect to be doing it in such a beautiful location.

Its also alot longer then stated. We finished feeling very deflated. Waste of a day for us.

In the summer im sure it is very pretty but i still wouldn't want to walk along 2x roads, when you could be in the mountains or on the coast.

1  Thank Wemzical
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A good 2 hour walk with great views via paths, woodland and a bridge. Access to the slate museum, Llanberis railway and the quarry men’s hospital

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Llyn Padarn is a picturesque lake, about 2 miles long, located alongside the small Welsh town of Llanberis. It is used for canoeing, and rowing, but motor driven craft aren't permitted, except for the commercial tourist boat 'Snowdon Star'.
It was a bitterly cold day, with a strong northerly wind blowing, when we visited. The surrounding mountains were coated in snow, which in spite of the cold was very scenic.
There weren't any boats operating, due of course to the cold weather, but there were a few walkers and runners about. We had lunch in the nearby 'Electric Mountain' visitor centre, which stands on the lake shore. There are also several cafes and pubs in Llanberis, and lots of car-parking. It was far too cold for us to walk right round the lake, which is about 6 miles total, but we did manage a decent walk along the Llanberis side shore. The highlight for me was seeing a male goosander, which is an unusual duck, and one I've never seen before. There's also a 20 foot sword sculpture overlooking the lake, which honours the ancient Welsh princes, such as Owain Glyndwr, Llywelyn Fawr, and Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Get yourself ready for a really really long walk with plenty of food and water. You can take your dog with you . The view is absolutely beautiful.and if the view compels you to stop for the night. I recommend the Padarn hotel, where they allow dogs.

1  Thank Ana C
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a quiet and beautiful lake with spectacular Snowdonian views. This was not my first visit and will not be my last. The mountains are dappled with snow at this time of year making them even more beautiful.

1  Thank Geoff S
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