This idyllic mountain lake is hidden amidst the mixed fir and broadleaf woodlands of the Gwydyr Forest and lies high above Betws-y-Coed. Head for the crescent around St Mary’s Church and take the forestry track at the back following the black/white foot way markers which are sporadically placed along the route. The walk climbs steeply through the woods until you reach the lake. If you turn right at the water towards the Ancaster Memorial you are rewarded with wide ranging mountain views of Snowdonia.
Distance: 6.5 km / 4 miles
Approx time: 2 hours
Ordnance Survey Map: OS Explorer OL17 Snowdon & Conwy Valley
Parking: St Mary’s Church Car Park