Llyn Gwynant

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Llyn Gwynant
Llyn Gwynant.jpg
Looking west down the pass towards Llyn Gwynant
Llyn Gwynant is located in Gwynedd
Llyn Gwynant
Llyn Gwynant
LocationSnowdonia, Wales
Coordinates53°03′N 4°02′W / 53.050°N 4.033°W / 53.050; -4.033Coordinates: 53°03′N 4°02′W / 53.050°N 4.033°W / 53.050; -4.033
Typenatural
Primary inflowsRiver Glaslyn
Primary outflowsRiver Glaslyn
Basin countriesUnited Kingdom
Surface area50 ha (120 acres)
Approach to Llyn Gwynant, from Capel Curig, ca.1840

Llyn Gwynant is a lake in Snowdonia, Wales.

Llyn Gwynant lies on the River Glaslyn, in the Nant Gwynant valley, and is about 1¼ miles (2 km) north east of Llyn Dinas; the village of Bethania lies between them.

Snowdon lies 2 miles (3 km) to the north west. The lake is natural, having been formed by glacial action and is 120 acres (50 hectares) in size. It is a popular place for canoeing and kayaking with easy access from the A498 road which runs along its south bank.

It was used as a filming location in the 2003 film 'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life'.

The view towards Llyn Gwynant and Moel Hebog is one of the most photographed in Snowdonia.

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