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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve

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What a beautiful place to visit. Not too difficult, luckily dry weather as I can imagine rocks... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sian L

Stunning walk around the lake with spectacular views. The lower path that follows the waters edge... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a beautiful place to visit. Not too difficult, luckily dry weather as I can imagine rocks could be slippery when wet. Fantastic views and so peaceful although very windy at the glacier. Toilets and a kiosk., spotted a heron at the lake opposite. Limited...More

Thank Sian L
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank maustin1984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank twinkletoes3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery is so satisfying for the eye. You feel re energised just by looking at the surrondigs. Great walks!

Thank Aura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this walk! A good one for carrying my rather chunky 14 month old on my back because it’s beautiful but doesn’t take too long. I think it took us about an hour and a half at a leisurely pace. We have never managed to...More

1  Thank Victoria T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're not seasoned hill walkers - maybee 20 yrs ago but not now. We were looking for a reasonably easy walk with our two cockerpoos - googled short walks in Snowdonia and found this walk. The circular walk starts at a car park which has...More

Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful area and is totally worth a look. A nice circular walk which is fairly level. A little bit of a scramble up there initially, but is very rewarding when you arrive. I'd say this is suitable for most people. I'd recommend about 5...More

Thank Martinadvisesyou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning view around the Lake, and enjoyable circular route around the lake, that took us 1 hour, including stoppages to take in views & pictures.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its Snowdonia, so you know its going to be absolutely stunning. Parking at the rangers post is a bit sparse so we were down the road. The weather was expected to be windy/spots of rain so perhaps kept people away for the day. On a...More

Thank Michael S
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Kelly H
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Response from ChrisLV10 | Reviewed this property |
Cwm Idwal is about 10 miles straight down the A5 from Bangor.
6 August 2017|
Response from Joanne P | Reviewed this property |
No it's out in the sticks!
1 August 2017|
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Response from Stephen R | Reviewed this property |
I would not advise that you try for Ideal. That doesn't stop you enjoying the wonderful views around Llyn Ogden which doesn't involve climbing and the views while driving to and from are fantastic. If you're looking for for... More