The Alwen

Walking Trail

at Llyn Brenig

Llyn Brenig is free to enter

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Alwen Walking Trail


A moderate and circular walk around Cronfa Alwen, the Alwen Walking Trail should take you around 3 hours to complete.

Did you know that most of the moorland around Llyn Brenig is in the Mynydd Hiraethog Site of Special Scientific Interest? Bronze Age Man used Brenig as a burial ground constructing cairn fields. Foundations of 16th century farmhouses also form part of the site’s trail.

Route Details

A circular walk around Cronfa Alwen. Dogs are welcome under close control as the trail passes through sheep pasture.

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 7m / 11.5km

Time: 3 hrs

Your Route


Start

Map reference SH977546.

1

Head to the dam from the car park.

2

A steady climb to the top with amazing views both left and right. Drop down, through the gate, follow the way-markers as you twist and turn back to the lakes edge.

4

Follow the shore, through the gate and through the forest! Out of the trees, left to the path and then left to the wooden bridge across the lake.

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