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This map shows Llyn Padarn ("Lake Padarn") located at the foot of Mount Snowdon in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. On one side of the lake is the small town of Llanberis and on the other the Padarn Country Park and the Llanberis Lake Railway.
Llyn Padarn is roughly 2 miles long and linked to the neighbouring Llyn Peris (which forms the lower reservoir of the Dinorwig power station).
Padarn Country Park covers some 800 acres and is an ideal place to sample what the countryside and the local industrial heritage can offer. It contains a fascinating Museum on the slate quarrying industry, two Sites of Special Scientific Interest of national importance, a local nature reserve, pleasant lakeside picnic areas, and a wide range of watersports including fun boats, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing at the Padarn Water Sports Centre.
For anglers the lake boasts excellent Brown Trout fishing from the season’s opening on 20 March, and, during the summer months, sport can be had with Alpine Char, both outstanding in appearance and taste. Salmon and Seatrout can also be caught but the main fishing effort is for Brown Trout and Char. Boats are available for hire.
The Llanberis Lake Railway which runs along the northern bank of the lake starts at Gilfach Ddu station in the Country Park. The trip begins with a ride on the recently opened extension up to Llanberis Village, passing the Welsh Slate Museum and historic Dolbadarn Castle on the way. The complete trip takes around 1 hour.
For those who simply like a pleasant walk the round-the-lake footpath is 5 miles and takes about 2 hours to walk.
The map also shows Llyn Peris, to the South of Llyn Padarn, and Llyn Cwellyn which, although looking close to Llanberis as the crow flies, is in fact on the far side of the mountain range.
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Attractions and facilities near Llyn Padarn :
Dolbadarn Castle :
Visitor Centre :
Welsh Slate Museum
Open Sunday — Friday (closed Saturdays) until 27 March, 10-4pm
Open 10am–5pm daily (Easter–October), 10am–4pm Sunday–Friday (November–Easter)
Not so much a museum as a pocket of history. It is as though the quarrymen and engineers put down their tools and left the courtyard for home just hours before.
The journey starts at Gilfach Ddu station and the complete trip takes around 1 hour. On a clear day magnificent views across Peris Lake to the Llanberis Pass open up. Llanberis Station is the next stop and from here the train runs non-stop back through the Padarn Country Park and along the shore of Llyn Padarn to the terminus at Penllyn. You may break your journey for a lakeside picnic or to visit the nearby Cwm Derwen Woodland Centre and catch a later train back to Gilfach Ddu.
From Betws-Y-Coed. 20.6 miles
From Caernarfon. 7.6 miles
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