Routes Wales CaernarfonLlanberis
Llanberis lake

Llanberis, Caernarfon, Wales

Llanberis lake

Length5.7 mi
Elev. Gain652.7 ft
Est. Steps13000


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Llanberis lake is a 5.7 mile (13,000-step) route located near Llanberis, Caernarfon, Wales. This route has an elevation gain of about 652.7 ft and is rated as medium. Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App.

National Slate Museum

Tourist Attraction
The National Slate Museum (previously known as the Welsh Slate Museum and the North Wales Quarrying Museum) is located at Gilfach Ddu in the 19th-century workshops of the now disused Dinorwic slate quarry, within the Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Gwynedd.The museum is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) and part of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

Llyn Padarn

Llyn Padarn is a glacially formed lake in Snowdonia, Gwynedd, north Wales, and is an example of a moraine dammed lake. The lake is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) long (about 240 acres) and at its deepest point is 94 feet (29 m) deep, and is one of the largest natural lakes in Wales. At its south-eastern end it is linked to the neighbouring Llyn Peris (which forms the lower reservoir of the Dinorwig power station).

1993 Llyn Padarn helicopter crash

The 1993 Llyn Padarn helicopter crash occurred on 12 August 1993, when an RAF Westland Wessex helicopter, serial number XR524, with 3 crew and 4 passengers (all of them Air Training Corps cadets) on board suffered a catastrophic tail rotor failure and plunged into Llyn Padarn, a lake in North Wales. Three passengers perished.

Cae Mabon

Cae Mabon is a retreat centre in North Wales, set in an oak forest close to the disused Dinorwic Quarry and on the opposite side of the Padarn lake from the town of Llanberis. The centre has been run by its founder, local storyteller, author, and songwriter Eric Maddern, since 1989 and is well regarded for the beauty of its natural setting as well as the architecture of its alternative, low-impact buildings.

Bangor University Boat Club

Bangor University Boat Club(BUBC) is the rowing club of Bangor University run for and by the university's students. The club's home water is Llyn Padarn in the nearby village of Llanberis, approximately 20 minutes outside Bangor. The club has a membership base of experienced and novice rowers. BUBC competes in BUCS events throughout the year and its members attend local head races and regattas.

Cei Llydan railway station

Cei Llydan is an intermediate railway station on the Llanberis Lake Railway (LLR), located in Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales.Most of the LLR was laid around 1970 on part of the trackbed of the closed and lifted Padarn Railway. The line opened between Gilfach Ddu (LLR) and Cei Llydan on 28 May 1971, being extended northwards to Penllyn (LLR) in 1972, changing Cei Llydan from a terminus to a through station.

Penllyn railway station (Wales)

Penllyn (LLR) railway station is the northern terminus of the Llanberis Lake Railway (LLR), located near Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales. The station has no platforms and passengers are not allowed to board or alight.Most of the LLR was laid around 1970 on part of the trackbed of the closed and lifted Padarn Railway.

Padarn Halt railway station

Padarn Halt was a passenger only railway station located in Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales, on the western shore of Llyn Padarn. It opened on 21 November 1936 and closed on the outbreak of the Second World War. The line through the station remained in use for excursions until 1962 and for freight until 1964; it was lifted in 1965.

Llanberis railway station (London and North Western Railway)

Llanberis railway station was located in Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales. It opened 1 July 1869. The station closed for regular passenger services in 1930 but was still used by summer excursion trains until 7 September 1962 and freight services until 3 September 1964.The last fare-paying passenger service was an enthusiasts' special on 20 October 1964.

Pete's Eats Cafe

Pete's Eats is a cafe in Llanberis, North Wales, popular amongst walkers and climbers in the Snowdonia region of mountains. Llanberis, at the foot of Snowdon, is one of the traditional starting points for climbs in the Snowdonia National Park. The Cafe has long been an important centre for climbers, described as "one of the most famous mountaineering hangouts in Britain".
Route Details


5.7 mi

Elev. Gain

652.7 ft

Est. Steps

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