What is the most picturesque place in Snowdonia?

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What is the most picturesque place in Snowdonia?


There are so many popular picturesque places near Lys Derwen Campsite, so to help you with your planning of where to go we've listed some recommendations below;

Llyn Tegid

Llyn Tegid, also known as Bala Lake, is the largest natural lake and is a popular destination for visitors within Snowdonia’s National Park. This picturesque lake, the largest natural lake in Wales, is surrounded by rolling hills and offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and lakeside walks.

If you enjoy open water swimming activities you can do exactly that at Llyn Tegid. Please note that the water can reach very cold temperatures, and deep in areas. If you do decide to swim here, it has been advised to stick to the Foreshore as this is the safest swimming spot. To note, a permit is not required. 

Nant Gwynant 

Situated in Northern Wales, Nant Gwynant is the perfect place to enjoy a circular walk around a beautiful lake in Snowdonia National Park. Here, you can explore the open water in your kayak too! Nant Gwynant is centred around Llyn Gwynant, a stunning glacial lake surrounded by towering mountains. The reflections of the mountains on the calm waters of the lake create a picturesque scene that’s perfect for photography or simply soaking in the natural beauty.

Llyn Celyn

Here, you will find a large reservoir, measuring around 2 and half miles long. On route, you will be able to capture the sight of The Capel Celyn Memorial Chapel, which was built in 1965. If you’re searching for an easy, flat walking route, this destination is a great option to explore. On a sunny day, this spot is the perfect location for enjoying a picnic whilst taking in the glorious surrounding views of the lake. 

Ogwen Valley

Referred to Dyffryn Ogwen in the Welsh language, this location is a beautiful part of Snowdonia National Park. Enjoy views of high mountains, lakes and chances of visiting the historic towns to learn about the history of the surrounding area. 

Cwm Idwal

This glacial valley, located in the Glyderau mountain range, is a haven for hikers and nature lovers. Surrounded by towering cliffs and waterfalls, it’s home to a diverse array of plant and animal species, including rare alpine plants. 


If you’re looking for somewhere to visit further afield, then Snowdon’s Summit is a spot you don’t want to miss! Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, with Snowdon’s Summit being the top point. This whole route will take around 5-7 hours to complete. Alternatively, you can hop on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, which only takes an hour.

Aber Falls

This majestic waterfall, located near the village of Abergwyngregyn, tumbles 120 feet into a rocky gorge below. A scenic walking trail leads to the base of the falls, passing through green woodlands and offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. 

Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, peaceful relaxation, or simply wanting to immerse yourself in stunning scenery, all of these beautiful areas have something to offer everyone.

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