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Llyn Ogwen

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Surface elevation310
Area 32
Locations North Wales
Outflow locationAfon Ogwen
Primary inflowsAfon Lloer
Pen yr Ole Wen
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About Llyn Ogwen

Llyn Ogwen is a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau.

Easter: Snowdonia mountain path covered in human faeces - guide

Apr 17,2022 11:40 am

One of Wales' most popular mountain paths was " covered in human stools" and litter as visitors flocked to the area for Easter, A Mountain guide has said.

Snowdon guide Gemma Davies said she even caught A Man defecating on The Mountain 's railway line.

She Said she was " totally disgusted" at The State of the Llanberis path on Saturday Morning with stools in paper cups and under stones.

Snowdonia National Park Authority said nothing unusual had been reported.

With Wales' temperatures higher than in Greece, Turkey and The South of Italy, visitors flocked to beaches and National Parks across Wales.

Ms Davies, who led a sunrise hike up Wales' highest mountain on Saturday, said The Problem was so bad, she was having to warn people to " mind the poo".

She claimed toilets at The Summit were closed along with the and " there were no toilets open at the bottom when we got to the bottom after a seven hour hike".

" There was a lot of stool in paper cups, under stones, and as we were descending it was on The Path , " Ms Davies added.

As she and a group of visitors were descending, they were stunned at what they saw.

" I caught a guy going to the toilet on The Railway line, " Ms Davies said.

" He quickly pulled up his pants and tried to make a quick getaway.

" But I had already seen it, my group had already seen it. And we had to walk past it as well. "

Hundreds of people were fined for Dangerous Parking as hikers flocked back to, with the National Park introducing pre-bookable only parking at some beauty spots to try and tackle The Problem .

However, North Wales Police said it towed A Number of vehicles from the A5 near Llyn Ogwen , at Nant Ffrancon Pass, in Conwy county, because they were a danger to other road users on Saturday.

A spokesman said: " There are numerous vehicles that have parked dangerously and inconsiderately causing traffic issues.

" Please park sensibly and appropriately at beauty spots. "

On the coast, the RNLI stressed the importance of staying safe as temperatures soared and people headed to the coast to enjoy the sunny weather.

The Charity warned some of the highest tides of the year were expected over The Next few days.

" The Best way to prepare is to visit a lifeguarded beach, and there's nine open across the Welsh coastline this weekend, " said Ross MacLeod, of the RNLI.

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