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Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch


Other Walks

Snowdonia Slate Trail

This is an 83 mile circular trail which enables walkers to explore the industrial heritage of the slate villages throughout Snowdonia.

The route starts at Porth Penrhyn near Bangor and ends at Bethesda and attracts walkers to villages such as Llanllechid, Bethesda, Dinorwig, Llanberis, Waunfawr, Nantlle, Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert, Croesor, Ffestiniog and Penmachno. The path passes by a number of social enterprises and community run facilities and provides opportunities for people to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the slate heritage of the area.

North Wales Pilgrims Way

Centuries ago, pilgrims in their thousands were finding their way to Bardsey Island, drawn there by stories of the special peace to be found at the edge of the western world – drawn to the place of the setting sun, with only the vast ocean between them and the unknown.

Today a route has been waymarked, linking ancient churches dedicated to the saints of the 6th century whose gentle faith, entwined with a sense of the beauty and wonder of nature, still echoes with us today.

Wales Coast Path

Wales Coast Path

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).

Wales Coast Path Region C - Menai, Llŷn and Meirionnydd (15 MB)
(Includes Maps 12-15 and 29-51).

Wales Coast Path, Bangor to Porthmadog (184 kb).

Wales Coast Path Official Guides (696 kb).

Visit the Wales Coast Path official website for further information.

Llŷn Coastal Bus run transport from various points along the coastal path, check their website before hand for information.

North Wales Path

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.

Download North Wales Path booklet

Taith Ardudwy Way

Taith Ardudwy Way is an upland pathway of 24 miles from Barmouth in the south of Ardudwy to Llandecwyn in the north of Ardudwy.

Download Taith Ardudwy Way - Northern Section booklet

Download Taith Ardudwy Way - Central Section booklet

Download Taith Ardudwy Way - Southern Section booklet

Visit the Taith Ardudwy Way official website for further information.

Trefriw Trails

Trefriw Trails is a community-led development project improving access to footpaths in and around the village of Trefriw in North Wales.
To date, nine trails have been developed ranging in distance, difficulty and taking in a wide variety of terrain.
This site provides information about the trails and links to other information about Trefriw and the surrounding area.
Trefriw Trails Website »

Walks by Natural Resources Wales

The Natural Resources Wales has numerous walks within the Snowdonia National Park. The Coed y Brenin Forest Park north of Dolgellau is a world-class mountain biking centre that also boasts stunning forest walks for the whole family. The Dyfi forest is located mainly to the north of the Afon Dyfi between the towns of Dolgellau to the north and Machynlleth to the south. The Gwydyr Forest Park in the north of the Snowdonia National Park enfolds the picturesque village of Betws-y-coed and has many beautiful lakes high up in the mountains.

North West Wales Promoted Routes

Walks by The National Trust

The first place that was given to The National Trust was Dinas Oleu, a 5 acre cliff top above Barmouth. Since then The National Trust have been given numerous large estates and properties in Snowdonia. Here are some of their walks in Snowdonia:

Walks in Craflwyn and Beddgelert

Tŷ Mawr & Cwm Wybrnant Walk, near Betws-y-coed

Rhaeadr Ddu and Coed Ganllwyd Walk, near Dolgellau

Dolmelynllyn Estate Walk, near Dolgellau

Walks by Conwy County Borough Council

Conwy County Borough Council promote numerous walks and trails. They also arrange the annual Conwy Walking Week held in July.

Walks programme put together by volunteers of the Cerdded Conwy Walks group. The programme can be accessed from this web page by clicking on the Walks section at the top of the related documents page.

View promoted footpaths and trails by Conwy County Borough Council.

Walks by Gwynedd Council

Gwynedd Council promote their walks on the Snowdonia Mountains and Coast website.

View promoted paths by Gwynedd Council.

Experience Bala in North Wales

Explore a World of Activities and Outdoor Trails. GoBala THE source for Trails in the Bala & Penllyn area, where you can enjoy the stunning mountain & lake scenery of Snowdonia, whether on foot, by bike, on water or by road.

Barmouth Walking Festival

Ramblers Cymru

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