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, but is never any deeper than 50 ft. The lake can be reached
by car from Trefriw or Llanrwst in the Conwy valley. Llyn Geirionydd is
the only lake in Snowdonia designated to permit power boats and water
skiing. The lake has a car park (with toilets) and the location is very
popular in the summer.
Afon Geirionydd, the outflow of Llyn Geirionydd, flows down a steep
gorge which is popular for gorge walking. At the bottom of this gorge
are the remains of Klondyke Mill, which was powered by water from the
river. Below Klondyke Mill Afon Geirionydd joins Afon Crafnant, the
outflow from neighbouring Llyn Crafnant, which itself is a tributary of
the River Conwy.
Review Llyn Geirionydd.