Llyn Dinas is located just 2 miles northeast of Beddgelert. This stunning lake is right next to the A498 and yet never seems to be paricularly busy. It’s a wonderful place to relax and soak in the scenery and features several lovely spots for picnics. Dogs can enjoy swimming in the lake’s shallow waters and there are a couple of small beaches close to the entrance which give them easy access to the water. The lake is managed by the National Trust who have funded a new pathway which provides a gorgeous walk around the southern shore.
If you have the time to explore and would prefer a more demanding walk, the trail to Cwm Bychan begins close to the aforementioned beaches. This is a relatively steep walk but it’s not overly long and so is a good option if you have half a day to hike in the mountains.
On calm, sunny days, Llyn Dinas transforms into a huge mirror, reflecting the surrounding peaks. Sometimes it seems impossibly beautiful and it is incredible how the colours of the mountains change as the sun moves across the sky. Don’t miss this pretty spot as you travel around North Wales.