Nant Gwynant is one of the prettiest places in Snowdonia and the central feature of the valley is the delightful Llyn Gwynant. The lake provides a wonderful place for a paddle. Access couldn’t be easier; the roadside laybys are very close to the water’s edge. Single kayaks and Canadian canoes, plus buoyancy aids can be hired from the Llyn Gwynant Campsite to the north of the lake most weekends and during the summer season.
The lake is not stocked with fish, so you will only see the occasional angler, however do keep an eye out for wildlife, including otters and herons. The area has an interesting history relating to Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, the architect of Portmeirion Village and a prime mover in the campaign to set up the Snowdonia National Park. In the 1930s he purchased the site of the campsite with a view to saving it from inappropriate development. He subsequently gifted a large expanse of land above the campsite to the National Trust.
There are a few parking spaces available in the lay-bys by the road passing the edge of the lake. If these are full you can also park and launch your boat from the campsite, although there is a charge for parking/boat launching.