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Nature Trail / Llwybr Natur – Padarn Country Park Walk

By Dave Roberts   

on November 15, 2011    No ratings yet.

Nature Trail / Llwybr Natur – Padarn Country Park Walk

Further Details

Route Summary:

Easier nature trail in Padarn Country Park.

Route Start Location: Gilfach Ddu, Padarn Country Park, Llanberis

2.09 km 143 m 1 hour

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Very Easy Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


Cafes, toilets, ice cream cabin.


Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking : LL55 4TY

Plentiful, paid for parking.

Public Transport:

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps


Nature Trail / Llwybr Natur – Padarn Country Park Walk Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

Nature Trail / Llwybr Natur – Padarn Country Park Walk

The Nature Trail is a short woodland walk in the Padarn Country Park in Llanberis. It may be a short walk, but looking at the elevation profile below you can see that it’s steep enough in parts!

The Route

A straightforward walk in the Padarn Country Park following the green waymarks. Starting off at Gilfach Ddu, you can go via the quarry and then you’re soon on the steep uphill into the oak woodland. There’s plenty of natural history on this trail and it’s well worth picking up a guidebook if you really want to know what you’re looking at. At the highest point, there’s a wonderful view of the lake before descending again to the old quarry hospital. You can return to the car park via the Vivian Quarry which is flooded and is now popular with divers. There’s loads more info at these links: Downloadable Info Sheet  Padarn Country Park

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.
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