Cregennen Lakes consist of two bodies of water, one 27 acres (with a small island) and the other half the size at 13 acres. They are located about 785 feet above sea level, beneath the slopes of the Cader Idris mountain range and are one of the ‘must do’ visits when you come to this area.
If you walk up the little hill, just above the car park, you get a fabulous view towards Barmouth and Cardigan Bay. You also get this view on the ‘way out’ which is usually the road which meanders down to Arthog.
The main ‘pointy’ hill you see beside the lake is called “Pared y Cefn Hir” and is walkable. It is as steep as it looks, but once you are at the top you can follow the undulating path over all the ridges, with views to Barmouth and down on the lakes. You then drop down and follow the path at the base of the hill, or can walk between the lakes past the boathouse.
I will include a walk around the lakes in the near future. There are many which you can do; you can walk from Ty Nant car park, or park at Arthog and walk to the lakes via Arthog Falls, killing two birds with one stone. This one also lets you cross the old stone clapper bridge at Llys Bradwen.
27 & 13 acres