National Trust - Cregennan Lakes, Southern Snowdonia

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Llynnau Cregennen / Cregennan Lakes in southern Snowdonia are owned by the National Trust and are a renowned and often photographed beauty spot. There are tremendous views of the Mawddach Estuary and Barmouth Bridge from near the lake. The lakes are situated on the northern slopes of Cadair ldris, some 800 ft. above sea level, overlooking the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, with car park, just 5 miles from Dolgellau.

You can take a walk around these natural lakes, or head up to Pared y Cefn Hir to enjoy spectacular panoramic views over the mountains and Mawddach Estuary.

The lakes are home to a number of rare species so wild swimming and paddle boarding on the lakes is prohibited. 

There is a car park and toilets by the lake. - Grid Reference: SH657143

FISHING AT CREGENNAN LAKES

There are two natural lakes that are ideal for both families and serious anglers. Fishing is permitted between 8.00 am. and 1 hour after dusk.

Large lake with beautiful small island, 27 acres, wild brown trout only. Fly spin/worm.
Small lake, 13 acres, regularly stocked with blue & rainbow trout, plus a good head of wild brownies. Fly only.

Dark Skies / Stargazing

Snowdonia National Park is a recognised Dark Sky Reserve and Llynnau Cregennen is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a Dark Sky site based on data from the VIIRS satellite.

 

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Cregennan Lakes

Type:Lake

Nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL39 1LJ

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Barmouth Bridge, Mawddach EstuaryMawddach Estuary, DolgellauThe vast and sandy Mawddach estuary is one of Snowdonia National Park’s most remarkable areas. The area is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation due to its salt marsh and lowland peat habitats.

Image Credit: Crown CopyrightCadair Idris (NRW), DolgellauCadair Idris is a spectacular mountain reserve in southern Snowdonia with a variety of landscapes and terrain that cover over 450 hectares of breathtaking landscape.

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