Llyn Padarn & Padarn Country Park

The Quarry Hospital, Llanberis, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4TY, Wales

Welsh Tourist Board

Llyn Padarn is a magnificent glacially formed lake nestled amidst some of Snowdonia’s most spectacular scenery. On its southern banks resides the busy village of Llanberis and towards the south-eastern end you will discover the enchanting and extensive Padarn Country Park. This covers an area of 800 acres and includes Coed Dinorwig, a rare and ancient Sessile Oak woodland as well as the marvelous Vivian Quarry. Most notably, both Llyn Padarn and Coed Dinorwig are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Attractions within the vast Padarn Country Park also include the old Quarry Hospital Museum, the Welsh Slate Museum, a number of lakeside picnic areas and various crafts and adventure activities.

There are five themed woodland, lakeside and industrial heritage trails to explore, as well as extreme sports including rock climbing, orienteering, scuba diving, rowing, canoeing and sailing. There is also the Llanberis Lake Railway, which runs along Llyn Padarn’s northern bank. The park grounds are open all year round and ample car parking facilities are available on site.

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