Snowdonia National Park is really a wonderful place to hike and enjoy the beautiful scenery. After hiking Snowdon, we were looking for a leisure walk to recover for the climb.
We did the Cwm Idwal Nature trail, a National Trust path taking you through a beautiful valley, full of amazing rock formations. This bowl-shaped hollow is filled with crystal clear waters, but was incredibly windy. It was an amazing hike and the weather was not too bad, despite the wind.
The hike starts at the iron gate. You just have to follow the stoned paved path, enjoy the views of the mountains around and look at the peculiar vegetation. The path will lead you to Llyn Idwal, a small lake enclosed by majestic mountains.
We decided to walk around the lake following the path to the left, leading to the shores of the lake then back to where we came from.
If the weather is good, you can climb the boulders path up to the top of Llyn y Cwn to get a view from above. It was a bit too windy for us to feel confortable doing it so we just walked around the lake.