Walk: The Lone Tree at Llyn Padarn

The Lone Tree at Llyn Padarn has become a very popular spot for photographers and even an early morning arrival can mean that there’s a line of people waiting to set up a shot of the iconic tree with its backdrop of Snowdon.

a photo of sunrise and perfect reflections of the lone tree at Llyn Padarn, Snowdonia

On occasion you can have the place to yourself and it’s the perfect spot to start watch the sunrise before a day walking or taking photos in the mountains.

This spot is perfect for a solitary walk to gather your thoughts at sunrise or for chasing children along the winding paths alongside the lagoons. If you are spending the day exploring Snowdonia, its easy access and free ample parking makes it a perfect port of call on your itinerary.

Suitability for families

father and baby son overlooking snowdonia mountains at the shore of llyn padarn

The lagoons are perfect for exploring with children and there are picnic tables dotted around the edges of Llyn Padarn. The lake is popular for Kayaking and for wild swimming for those of you willing to brave the cold water.

baby in bobble hat and red snowsuit playing on the edge of Llyn Padarn overlooking Snowdonia

The lagoons lie just on the edges of Llanberis and are opposite the DMM factory.

Information about visiting Llyn Padarn

Sat NAV: The postcode of LL55 4EL should get you there.

Ability: Easy, access is flat gravel paths, children can walk from the car.

Parking: The carpark is free and for those with camper vans is a perfect spot for pitching up overnight.

Facilities: There are no facilities at the carpark so be prepared to make the half mile or 10 minute walk into Llanberis for toilets or supplies.

Read more about the other walks we recommend in the area here.


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