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Llyn Padarn, Llanberis

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Llyn Padarn is a glacially formed lake in Snowdonia, Gwynedd, north Wales, and is an example of a moraine dammed lake. The lake is approximately 2mi long (about 240 acres) and at its deepest point is 94ft deep, and is one of the largest natural lakes in Wales. At its south-eastern end it is linked to the neighbouring Llyn Peris (which forms the lower reservoir of the Dinorwig power station). The busy village of Llanberis lies on the southern banks of the lake.The majority of Llyn Padarn is owned by Gwynedd Council and is part of Padarn Country Park. Whilst kayaking, rowing and sailing are permitted on the lake, powered craft require permission to use it. Bangor University Rowing Club row at Llyn Padarn.In April 2014 Llyn Padarn was designated as Bathing Water under the Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC).The outflow of Llyn Padarn is on the northern shore and is called Afon Rhythallt, which passes by the village of Brynrefail, Gwynedd and becomes Afon Seiont below Pont Rhythallt, near Llanrug. It reaches the sea at Caernarfon.Padarn Country Park is located on the northern flank of the lake, including Coed Allt Wen, a rare and ancient sessile oak woodland. Both the woodland and Llyn Padarn are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
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  • Loved stopping here for an hour or so just taking in the evening views. Free parking and clear water in the lake. Breath taking scenery.  more »
  • We followed the lake trail from the slate museum. The white marker guides were clear and helpful for the walk which covered a variety of scenery and environments. We started from the car park heading ...  more »
  • Plenty to do nearby. We went on the lake railway which passes the Slate Museum and Quarry Hospital. We also went kayaking on the lake.  more »

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