Why a secret? Well, because this walk is so poorly publicised that you could be forgiven for never finding it! There are no waymarkers either which is very disappointing. We tried in vain to equip ourselves with at least a little information before we set out but couldn’t find anything of use other than an indication that there was a path from Tan y Bwlch station to the lake!
I have to admit that the trail to Llyn y Garnedd isn’t the best walk in North Wales, but there is much to enjoy, especially the isolated lake which feels wonderfully serene. The hike to the lake isn’t challenging, although it is mostly uphill. There is only one section of the trail where you may encounter livestock, making this a good walk if you have dogs to entertain. The lake is a lovely spot for a picnic and there is plenty of wildlife and interesting flora to admire on the journey.
Duration: 1.5 hours from the car park to the lake and back
Terrain: Gravel road and woodland paths