Llyn Brenig is one of the most popular places to go walking in Conwy, North Wales. There are many walking routes to choose from, all with spectacular views. To the east, the Clwydian hills and on a clear day you can even see the sea towards Prestatyn and Gronant.
There’s plenty of wildlife to look out for as you walk. Early mornings offer rare glimpses of deer and otters; there are red squirrels and badgers, grouse and buzzards. At certain times of the year you might be lucky enough to catch the spectacular sight of an osprey catching fish in the lake.
Most of the moorland around Llyn Brenig is in the Mynydd Hiraethog Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Archaeological trail is 4km long across open countryside and takes about 2 hours. It follows a flat track from the car park along the shores of Llyn Brenig. Bronze age main used Brenig as a burial ground constructing cairn fields. Foundations of 16th century farmhouses also form part of the site’s trail.
Llyn Brenig reservoir is a popular beauty spot to enjoy a leisurely picnic on the shoreline. A perfect opportunity for a picnic, there is a stream-side picnic site at Pont y Brenig and Bryn Maen has outstanding views of Snowdonia and the Berwyns.
Walking maps and suggested routes can be picked up from the Visitor Centre, which provides all the information and facilities that you will need to enjoy your day out, including a cafe overlooking the water.