Llyn Geirionydd

Llyn Geirionydd

Llyn Geirionydd lies in a valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a mile long and covers an area of 45 acres (180,000 m2), but is never any deeper than 50 ft (15 m).

The lake has a car park (with toilets) and the location is very popular in the summer. This car park site was once a waste tip site for the Pandora mine above, and indeed the planting of conifers in the area of the lake has considerably softened the effects of mining. There are few, if any, fish in the lake, and this, it is believed, is the result of the poisoning of the waters from the adjacent metal mines.

The current road follows what some believe to be part of Sarn Helen, the Roman road which ran southwards from the fort at Canovium (Caerhun, between Trefriw and Conwy) to the fort at Tomen y Mur (near Trawsfynydd), and beyond, ultimately reaching Moridunum (Carmarthen).



10 thoughts on “Llyn Geirionydd

  1. petspeopleandlife August 8, 2013 / 20:30

    Such a crying shame of what mines, dredging, etc has done to the lakes, streams, rivers, and the oceans. Another very pretty place. The flowers on the right add a great deall to this scene (for me anyway).


    • Mike Hardisty August 9, 2013 / 09:53

      It’s a beautiful spot Yvonne, Elaine fell in love with it as soon as she saw it…


  2. deknaruk August 9, 2013 / 10:15


    Hopefully Google translate has got it correct and this means “so much beautiful”


  3. Tina Schell August 13, 2013 / 15:21

    Wonderful soft colors Mike, nicely done!


    • Mike Hardisty August 13, 2013 / 23:19

      Thanks Tina, it’s a great place to photograph


  4. Janice Sullivan August 16, 2013 / 16:23

    Beautiful image…love the color on the right and then the storm feel to the left, great juxtapose 🙂


    • Mike Hardisty August 16, 2013 / 18:13

      Thank younforvtaking the time to comment, Janice. Later that day we did see the storm build up over the mountains but we were on the other side of the valley so we escaped it…


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