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Walking in Snowdonia

Snowdonia is a great place to come walking and we have a network of walks for people of all abilities. Whether you want the challenge of ascending Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, or prefer one of our leisurely walks along the coastline, you’re guaranteed breathtaking scenery and diverse landscapes. We have a varied terrain here in Snowdonia from rugged mountain peaks, long sandy beaches to crystal clear lakes and rivers. The National Park continues to develop a network of footpaths geared towards walkers of all abilities.

For more details on the walks featured on this site, click on one of the markers shown on the map, or use the links on the left.

We’ve made it easier for you to choose your perfect walk so you can make the most of your time in Snowdonia. Below you’ll find a brief summary of our walking categories.

Our network of Hard Mountain Walks include the six footpaths up Snowdon offering breathtaking views as you ascend towards the summit reaching 1,085m above sea level. These challenging paths are well worth the effort, as you will be rewarded with a stunning, far-reaching vista, sometimes catching glimpses of the Lake District. You can also choose from the three paths up Cader Idris in southern Snowdonia.

If you’re looking for something less demanding without the undulating terrain of the Snowdon paths, our Hard Leisure Walks network will still provide stunning scenery through the hills of Snowdonia. These walks include the scenic Clogau trail, taking you up into the hills above Bontddu past the old Clogau gold mine.

For those of you looking for a leisurely walk for the whole family why not try our Moderate Leisure Walks network or even our Easy Leisure Walks From circular footpaths to flat trails covering easy ground, you’re guaranteed to find a walk to suit your needs. You can spend a few hours walking or make it into a day’s activity; these leisure walks will leave you free to explore Snowdonia at your own pace.

Where accessibility is paramount, our network of Accessible Walks has been designed to accommodate wheelchairs and pushchairs. These include the Mawddach Trail and the Janus path near Llyn Cwellyn. Most have facilities nearby for convenience.

For those with an interest in archaeology, we have a selection of walks that take you past some of the key archaeological sites in the area. Our Archaeological Walks are leisure walks that will give you great views of the Snowdonia landscape along with a taste of our rich archaeological history.

Audio Trail
Why not venture on our Bwrlwm Eryri Audio Trail from Llanycil to Llanuwchllyn and learn about the great legends and folklore of the area while taking in the scenery?

National & Regional Paths

The Wales Coast Path is a long distance walking route which runs from Chester in the north to Chepstow in the south: a distance of 870 miles (1400km). North Wales also benefits from having the North Wales Path which runs for 60 miles (96km) from Bangor in the west to Prestatyn in the east. Taith Ardudwy Way is an upland pathway of 24 miles from Barmouth in the south of Ardudwy to Llandecwyn in the north of Ardudwy. For further information on these paths and information on walks by other organisations, click here.

Please follow the Countryside Code at all times and look after this special part of the world.

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Respect the Environment!
If you’re going out for a walk,
please take all your rubbish
home with you
fruit skins
& cigarette

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