Looking across the lake from the Nature Reserve
The defunct Nuclear Power Station can be seen on the opposite shore.
“Don’t let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.”
Llyn Trawsfynydd [Trawsfynydd Lake] is set in beautiful natural surroundings in the heart of Snowdonia. The lake has a surface area of approximately 1,200 acres and extends for a total length of an estimated 5 miles.
The oak woodlands around Trawsfynydd support a huge variety of wildlife, including mosses, liverworts and lichens and a variety of mammals such as the lesser horseshoe bat. For the bird lover there is an abundance of varied water fowl living on the shores and islands of the lake, with occasional visits by ospreys.
In 1990 the power station was closed and decommissioning commenced. Very quickly the water temperatures returned to normal and seasonal natural insect life began to return. During the past few years, there has been a noticeable increase in insect life in the lake.
Photos: Trawsfynydd Lake and Reserve, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.