A stroll to the lake – Llyn Elsi

The weather remains “pants” so a simple stroll up to the beautiful Llyn Elsi was all that we managed today. Llyn Elsi is situated above the village of Betws-y-Coed in the Gwydir Forest and serves as a reservoir providing water for the village. The walk begins behind the village church, with a steep-ish walk through the woodland before popping out at the lakeside. A quick circuit of the lake and back down the way we came up. Coffee and cream scones at the Royal Oak Hotel in Betws followed.

About Cameron Speirs

Born and brought up in the Scottish Highlands, Cameron, has been interested in outdoor pursuits since he was a wee lad. Over the last few decades he has climbed extensively in the Italian Dolomites as well as summiting the Matterhorn and several other 4000m alpine peaks. Closer to home he has spent many wonderful weekends mountaineering and biking in Snowdonia, Cairngorms, Glen Coe, Skye and Lochaber.
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