Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch

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Hard Strenuous Walks

Whether you want to ascend one of the six paths up Snowdon or tackle Cader Idris in southern Snowdonia, on a clear day, the panoramic views seen from the summits are unbeatable!

These paths can be very demanding in places. The mountainous terrain can become challenging with steep gradients, rocky paths and some scrambling required. Exceptional care should be taken when attempting these paths in winter conditions as the ground underfoot can become treacherous and should not be attempted by novice walkers. You should look out for loose scree and steep slopes if undertaking these walks. Always remember to wear appropriate clothing and footwear before venturing out into the mountains and check the weather forecast before you set off. Please read our Mountain Safety Advice before venturing out on the mountain

Llanberis Path, Snowdon

Llanberis Path, Snowdon - Hard Strenuous Walk

We have closed the busiest mountains in Snowdonia, and there will be no access to all members of the public in these areas until further notice. We have worked hard to try and maintain a balance between closures of the honey pot sites to deter visitors and ensuring that local people are still able to exercise from their doorstep whilst government guidelines allow for this. This includes Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Cader Idris, 'Ogwen' - Y Garn, Glyderau, Tryfan and Cwm Idwal, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.

Distance: 9 miles - 14.5Km (there & back)

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Miners' Track, Snowdon

Miners' Track, Snowdon - Hard Strenuous Walk

We have closed the busiest mountains in Snowdonia, and there will be no access to all members of the public in these areas until further notice. We have worked hard to try and maintain a balance between closures of the honey pot sites to deter visitors and ensuring that local people are still able to exercise from their doorstep whilst government guidelines allow for this. This includes Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Cader Idris, 'Ogwen' - Y Garn, Glyderau, Tryfan and Cwm Idwal, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.

Distance: 8 miles - 13 Km (there & back)

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PYG Track, Snowdon

PYG Track, Snowdon - Hard Strenuous Walk

We have closed the busiest mountains in Snowdonia, and there will be no access to all members of the public in these areas until further notice. We have worked hard to try and maintain a balance between closures of the honey pot sites to deter visitors and ensuring that local people are still able to exercise from their doorstep whilst government guidelines allow for this. This includes Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Cader Idris, 'Ogwen' - Y Garn, Glyderau, Tryfan and Cwm Idwal, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.

Distance: 7 miles - 11 Km (there & back)

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Watkin Path, Snowdon

Watkin Path, Snowdon - Hard Strenuous Walk

We have closed the busiest mountains in Snowdonia, and there will be no access to all members of the public in these areas until further notice. We have worked hard to try and maintain a balance between closures of the honey pot sites to deter visitors and ensuring that local people are still able to exercise from their doorstep whilst government guidelines allow for this. This includes Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Cader Idris, 'Ogwen' - Y Garn, Glyderau, Tryfan and Cwm Idwal, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.

Distance: 8 miles - 13Km (there & back)

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Rhyd Ddu Path, Snowdon

Rhyd Ddu Path, Snowdon - Hard Strenuous Walk

We have closed the busiest mountains in Snowdonia, and there will be no access to all members of the public in these areas until further notice. We have worked hard to try and maintain a balance between closures of the honey pot sites to deter visitors and ensuring that local people are still able to exercise from their doorstep whilst government guidelines allow for this. This includes Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Cader Idris, 'Ogwen' - Y Garn, Glyderau, Tryfan and Cwm Idwal, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.

Distance: 8.5 miles - 12Km (there & back)

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Snowdon Ranger Path

Snowdon Ranger Path - Hard Strenuous Walk

We have closed the busiest mountains in Snowdonia, and there will be no access to all members of the public in these areas until further notice. We have worked hard to try and maintain a balance between closures of the honey pot sites to deter visitors and ensuring that local people are still able to exercise from their doorstep whilst government guidelines allow for this. This includes Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Cader Idris, 'Ogwen' - Y Garn, Glyderau, Tryfan and Cwm Idwal, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.

Distance: 8 miles - 13Km (there & back)

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Pony Path, Tŷ Nant, Cader Idris

Pony Path, Tŷ Nant, Cader Idris - Hard Strenuous Walk

We have closed the busiest mountains in Snowdonia, and there will be no access to all members of the public in these areas until further notice. We have worked hard to try and maintain a balance between closures of the honey pot sites to deter visitors and ensuring that local people are still able to exercise from their doorstep whilst government guidelines allow for this. This includes Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Cader Idris, 'Ogwen' - Y Garn, Glyderau, Tryfan and Cwm Idwal, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.

Distance: 6 miles - 10Km (there & back)

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Minffordd Path, Cader Idris

Minffordd Path, Cader Idris - Hard Strenuous Walk

We have closed the busiest mountains in Snowdonia, and there will be no access to all members of the public in these areas until further notice. We have worked hard to try and maintain a balance between closures of the honey pot sites to deter visitors and ensuring that local people are still able to exercise from their doorstep whilst government guidelines allow for this. This includes Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Cader Idris, 'Ogwen' - Y Garn, Glyderau, Tryfan and Cwm Idwal, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.

Distance: 6 miles - 10 km (there & back)

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Llanfihangel y Pennant Path, Cader Idris

Llanfihangel y Pennant Path, Cader Idris - Hard Strenuous Walk

We have closed the busiest mountains in Snowdonia, and there will be no access to all members of the public in these areas until further notice. We have worked hard to try and maintain a balance between closures of the honey pot sites to deter visitors and ensuring that local people are still able to exercise from their doorstep whilst government guidelines allow for this. This includes Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Cader Idris, 'Ogwen' - Y Garn, Glyderau, Tryfan and Cwm Idwal, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.

Distance: 10 miles - 16Km (there & back)

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Crimpiau walk, Capel Curig

Crimpiau, Capel Curig - Hard Strenuous Walk

Want to explore the highlands of Snowdonia but don’t want to venture up the highest peaks? How about walking this circular route to the summit of Crimpiau near Capel Curig in the north of the National Park? From this tranquil spot you will enjoy magnificent views of the Snowdon horseshoe and Mymbyr valley, the Ogwen valley and Llyn Crafnant.

Distance: 3.5 miles - 6km (circular walk)

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Waen-oer Summit

Waun-oer Ridge - Hard Strenuous Walk

The Waun-oer Ridge Walk climbs from the village of Dinas Mawddwy over the bare mountains of Maesglase, Craig Portas, Cribin Fawr and Waun-oer and then down the slopes of Mynydd Ceiswyn to Bwlch Llyn Bach pass, Tal-y-llyn.

Distance: 9 miles - 14 km

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