Hard Leisure Walks
Our hard leisure walks combine flat terrain with occasional steep gradients and gradual ascents with some gorge walking on the Clogau path. You are still likely to encounter steep footpaths and some challenging sections, so be prepared and wear suitable walking boots as the ground can get slippery underfoot on some of the footpaths. You will be rewarded with great views of the Snowdonia scenery including mountains, lakes, woodland and rivers. The majority are circular paths with convenient facilities at the start of the walks.
Moderate Leisure Walks
Many of our leisure walks are circular and vary from a few hours’ walking to an all day outing. They are a great opportunity to see the Snowdonia National Park without having to compete with undulating terrain or venture onto our more challenging paths. Although our leisure walks are less demanding, the terrain can vary according to location. When starting out on one of these walks, be prepared for farmland, rough footpaths, tarmac roads, streams, marshes and some steep sections. These walks are great for the whole family. A good pair of walking boots and suitable clothing is recommended.
Easy Leisure Walks
What’s great about these leisure walks is that they are all on the flat and cover easy ground with little or no gradient. You can either walk part of the route or complete the whole trail–it’s entirely up to you. With the exception of the Mawddach Trail, all these easy leisure walks can be completed within a few hours leaving you free to explore the Snowdonia National Park at your leisure. Comfortable waking shoes are recommended.
Panorama Walk, Barmouth - Hard Leisure Walk
On this varied and beautiful walk you can enjoy some of the most spectacular views in Snowdonia! Visitors have been walking parts of this walk since the Victorian period enjoying the splendid views of the Mawddach estuary, of the Cader Idris range and of the Cardigan Bay.
Distance: 4 miles - 6.5 km« more details
Lôn Gwyrfai, Rhyd Ddu - Moderate Leisure Route
This is a multi-use 4½ mile recreational path created especially for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The path leads through a variety of landscapes offering fantastic views of the Gwyrfai Valley and the surrounding area including stunning views of Snowdon.
Distance: 4½ miles - 7 km« more details
The Fisherman's Path and Cwm Bychan - Hard Leisure Walk
The path starts at the picturesque village of Beddgelert and follows the River Glaslyn through the scenic Aberglaslyn Pass before climbing through a copse by Pont Aberglaslyn. The footpath climbs up through Cwm Bychan past the remains of the old copper mines before descending towards Llyn Dinas on the other side of the Cwm. The last part of the walk takes in the Gwynant Valley as you follow the river once more back towards Beddgelert.
Distance: 6 miles - 9 km« more details
There is an interesting and varied woodland in the humid gorge facing north-west. The wood has seen little grazing over the years and there is therefore an unusually luxuriant variety of plants to be seen here including honeysuckle, ivy and several fern species.
Distance: 2 miles - 3 km« more details
Craig y Fron, Y Bala - Moderate Leisure Walk
The Snowdonia National Park conjures up images of craggy mountain scenes, but this walk will show you the gentler, greener aspect of the area. This is a fairly easy walk, which involves a steady climb at the outset, then leveling out for a gradual descent across grazing land.
Distance: About 3 miles - 4.5 Km« more details
Croesor Circular Walk - Moderate Leisure Walk
How about a walk offering beautiful views of land and sea? This circular walk will take you down from the remote village of Croesor on the foothills of Cnicht, to the lowlands near the Glaslyn estuary, before following Afon Croesor back up to Croesor.
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Dyffryn Maentwrog and Llyn Mair footpaths - Easy / Moderate Leisure Walk
The Dyffryn Maentwrog & Llyn Mair footpath network is extensive and includes over 30km of paths. The network was established for your enjoyment in 1989 by a partnership of local landowners and the numbered posts at path junctions will help you to find exactly where you are on the map.
Distance: Footpath network of over 30km in total« more details