Of the many recreational trips we enjoy at lakes in North Wales is a day at Llyn Geiryonnydd, Near Llanrwst and about 12 miles from Betws Y Coed. Situated near the North Wales Carneddau Mountains, this natural lake is well sheltered and has scenic beauty to delight walking and kayak visitors alike. Do remember to bring a camera as it offers plenty of photographic opportunities.
"The lake, which is around a mile long, has a lakeside car park with picnic facilities and is the only lake in Snowdonia to allow power boats and water skiing. Afon Geirionydd, the outflow of the lake, flows down a steep gorge, which is popular for gorge walking. At the bottom of this gorge are the remains of Klondyke Mill, which was once powered by water from the river. The Afon Geirionydd joins the Afon Crafnant an outflow from nearby Llyn Crafnant, from where they flow on to join the River Conwy." -excerpt from Snowdonia Page, click HERE to view fully
The lake is set in stunning scenery, and it gives people a relaxed opportunity to try out our wobbly racing boats in clean fresh water just to see how they get on. Most people are surprised how well they do. The club also has an old windsurfer, which we bring up for club members to use. You can see Kev having a go in the photos opposite.
We usually have a lunchtime barbeque, and members and their families bring their food, and have a generally great time.
For the competitive types there is also an accurately measured 500m course on the lake, and as long as you get there before the water-skiers have set up too many washes, you can get an officially recorded 500m time