There’s plenty of wildlife to look out for as you walk. Early mornings offer rare glimpses of deer and otters; there are red squirrels and badgers, grouse and buzzards. At certain times of the year you might be lucky enough to catch the spectacular sight of an osprey catching fish in the lake.
An anticlockwise, circular route around Llyn Brenig. Dogs welcome under close control as the trail passes through sheep pasture.
Map reference SH97325530.
Head across the dam and take a left.
Around the horseshoe, passing Hafoty on your right.
Over the cattle grid, up the hill, keep going and then take a left following the road side path through Gors Maen Llwyd Nature Reserve.
Leave Gors Maen Llwyd Nature reserve via the gate. Carry straight on over a stone bridge known as Pont Brenig and take a left at the next junction.
Take the track which follows the shore of the lake all the way back to the centre. Through ‘two gates’ over Pont Brenig and left at the top.
7m / 11.5km. A moderate and circular walk around Cronfa Alwen, the Alwen Walking Trail should take you around 3 hours to complete.• GO TO ROUTE •
9.5m / 14.5km. The best of both worlds! This moderate walking trail combines both the Brenig Walking Trail and Alwen Walking Trails, with some spectacular views to be found.• GO TO ROUTE •
5m / 8km. A moderate, 5 mile walk through woodland. The Elorgarreg Walking Trail should take around 2 hours to complete.• GO TO ROUTE •