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Edited: 7th March 2020

A5 dog walk near Capel Curig, Wales


Very popular walkers' lake (and fishermen too), so avoid at weekends in the summer and enjoy on weekdays out of season. On a good day, the atmos is unbeatable.


Parking and other facilities can be found at the western end of Llyn Ogwen.


If your dogs love water, the chance to rush off the A5 and into the water will be irresistible. More decorous pooches will relish a sip at the edge and a gentle lakeside stroll. This lake is one of the contenders for the final hiding place of the legendary Merlin's sword, Excalibur. Although as the lake is very shallow - generally no more than 3 metres deep - surely someone would have found it by now?

Anyway, there are lots of different paths leading up, along, and away from the lake and maps are available. Take care to pick a walk that's suitable for the kit you have with you, as conditions in these mountains can change quickly. There's a mountain rescue centre here for a reason.

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Edited: 7th March 2020. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.