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Llyn Crafnant Reservoir, Snowdonia

Looking north from the reservoir to Crimpiau and Craig Wen (I think?)Photo of Crimpiau and Craig Wen (I think?), Snowdonia National Park

Llyn Crafnant is a three-quarter-mile-long reservoir in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. It used to be much longer; there is evidence of hundreds of years of silting at the southern end of the lake. The name comes from an old Welsh word for garlic, "craf" - and "nant", meaning stream or valley. Garlic still flowers in the valley every spring and summer. The photos below were taken in autumn 2012.

Llyn Crafnant Reservoir, looking towards CrimpiauPhoto of Llyn Crafnant Reservoir, looking towards Crimpiau, Snowdonia National Park Llyn Crafnant, looking towards Crimpiau, SnowdoniaLlyn Crafnant, looking towards Crimpiau, Snowdonia National Park Abandoned chapel in Cornel, next to Llyn CrafnantAbandoned church in Cornel, next to Llyn Crafnant Forest hikers near to Mynydd Deulyn, Snowdonia National ParkForest hikers near to Mynydd Deulyn, Snowdonia National Park Afon Crafnant valley, just south of Llyn CrafnantPhoto of Afon Crafnant woodland in Autumn

View an 8.5-mile circular walk from Llanrwst, taking in Llyn Crafnant Reservoir.


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