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Posted on 16/06/2016 by David

North Wales is home to some of the most breathtakingly romantic destinations in the UK, including some of the most spectacular lake expanses. 

If you want to spend some quality time with your loved one, here’s 5 of the most beautiful lakes to explore in North Wales:

1. Llyn Crafnant

Llyn Crafnant

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In the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, Llyn Crafnant is a beautiful lake with exquisite scenery. The trail around the lake isn’t too long, so it’s a great path to amble around on a sunny afternoon. Take a picnic, relax and enjoy the scenery sat on one of the beach-y inlets! During the summer months, the lakeside café is open for you to grab cake and coffee.

2. Llyn Gwynant

The idyllic Llyn Gwynant lies at the bottom of mount Snowdon and is one of the most wonderful lakes, set within a beautiful valley. Surrounded by mountains, it is the perfect place to get away from the grind of your daily lives. Enjoy that well-deserved peace and quiet with your partner – and get exploring, too! Why not take a nice morning stroll, followed by a romantic Welsh pub lunch, tucked away by an open fire? Sounds pretty idyllic to us!

3. Llyn Elsi

 Llyn Elsi

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Llyn Elsi is a lake set within beautiful forest land, just above Betws-y-Coed. Discover breathtaking views across to Moel Siabod, a mountain overlooking Capel Curig. All the while, you can explore all of the gorgeous, natural wildlife that can be found at Llyn Elsi. This lake is easy to get to and is well worth the visit for those who are real lovers of nature!

4. Llyn Maelog

Llyn Maelog is a short walk, however, there’s a lot to see on your way round! It’s known for having an incredible array of birds as well as a good stock of fish, for those who enjoy a spot of fishing.

5. Llyn Geirionydd

 Llyn Geirionydd

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Llyn Geirionydd lies at the edge of the Gwydyr forest beneath the Carneddau mountain range. With picturesque picnic spots and convenient parking facilities, this is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. The lake flows into a gorge, perfect for off-the-beaten-track rambling! Follow the gorge to discover what’s left of the Klondyke Mill, once powered by water from this river. A great day out all round!

North Wales has some of the most beautiful lakes in the UK. Why not take a week to explore them? Get outside and start your adventure! Stay in a romantic country cottage and spend some real quality time together.

Which is your favourite lake in North Wales for a romantic stroll? Let us know in the comments below…