Llyn Brenig Reservoir with Children

Where is it?

Llyn Brenig is a reservoir located in North Wales, in the heart of the Denbigh Moors, at a height of 1200 feet, on the border between the counties of Conwy and Denbighshire.

Until this summer I had never heard of Llyn Brenig Reservoir, and I’ve lived in North Wales for 17 years now. We actually drove passed it on the way to Bala Lake this summer and after a quick google I decided I had to check it out with the children. We LOVED it!

What is there to do?

You can walk a number of different routes of varying length and terrain. There is something to suit every ability. There are so many walking routes to choose from, all with spectacular views. To the east, the Clwydian hills and on a clear day you can even see the sea towards Prestatyn and Gronant.

Walking maps and suggested routes can be picked up from the Visitor Centre or downloaded here.

Boats and bikes are available for hire, you can fish, and there is a really impressive adventure playground. With a slide, swings, climbing frames, rockers and the zip wire, the lakeside adventure playgound at Llyn Brenig is a great place for a family to head to. 

You can of course take your own bikes and enjoy one of the routes – a great family day out for anyone who loves to bike ride.

Its lovely being beside the water and exploring the area and there is plenty of wildlife to spot too.

Useful information 

The car parks are one way, with the entrance and exit at different locations. The car park is pay and display and the machines take both coins and card payments. Parking is £2 a day and goes directly into maintaining this stunning place for visitors.

It’s a great place for a picnic, with tons of picnic benches scattered around in stunning surroundings and plenty of bins for your picnic litter. There is also an on site cafe to purchase light snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice creams.

It’s a stunning drive to get there. I mean quite honestly if you appreciate a good view and beautiful forests you will be in your element.

If you are visiting North Wales and love a good outdoor adventure, do make a stop, you won’t regret it!

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