Sunday, 3 July 2011

Llyn Padarn

Llyn Padarn is the result of millions of years of Earth movement and volcanic eruption, combined with an ice age.  It is a glacial lake, dammed by a moraine and fed by the River Seiont, which is the same river that reaches the sea at Caernarfon, around 10 miles downstream.

The llyn is approximately 2 miles long and has a narrow gauge, railway running down the length of the north shore, with trains pulled by steam engines rescued from the nearby Dinorwic Slate Quarries.

We didn't ride on the train, but we waved at passengers as we were busy kayaking on the lake.

We hired them from here. It was really good value and we had the range of the whole lake :)


  1. It looks a very beautiful, tranquil place to experience more kayaking. I like the sound of the railway journey:)

  2. Glorious scenery and once again, you put me to shame with your level of fitness! I would have been one of those passengers on the train waving at you from the comfort of my seat while sipping tea and nibbling a slice of cheesecake :) I would have shouted some encouraging words like "pull harder" or some such term.

    You and your sons really had a wonderful, keep fit holiday!!!

  3. Lovely scenery. What is a Llyn? a lake or a reservoir?