Stunning lake surrounded by mountains with beaches and easy access along much of the eastern side. Make your way round to Elephant Rock cliff for epic jumps from all heights. Nantgwynant campsite (see listing), on the lakeside, makes for a perfect base.
The cliffs are obvious on the far NW shore of the lake. There is some limited space on the roadside at 53.0475, -4.0174, 50m NE from entrance to YHA Bryn Gwynant (LL55 4NP) where the shoreside footpath and beaches begin, but it is probably best to park at the campsite entrance. Follow the footpath through the campsite to the footbridge upstream, then double back towards the rocks, ¾ miles, keeping below the mountain wall. Scramble down to shore at end. Or reach by boat from the road. 10 mins, 53.0492, -4.0244
from Wild Guide to Wales (Wild Things Publishing, 2018)
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