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The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau
distance 5.4km Vertical gain +109m Vertical drop -100m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brithdir and Llanfachreth - Gwynedd

This short walk near Dolgellau (Gwynedd) is a wonderful route offering great views and excellent walking. An ideal route if you are short of time or if the weather only allows a shorter walk.

distance 8.61km Vertical gain +23m Vertical drop -23m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barmouth - Gwynedd

A short Gwynedd walk ideal for an evening stroll. The route includes crossing the Barmouth Bridge and some excellent views across the Mawddach Estuary and surrounding mountains. The walk also includes a section of the Mawddach Trail.

Walking Crimpiau from Capel Curig ( Download : )
Crimpiau from Capel Curig
distance 6.07km Vertical gain +279m Vertical drop -282m Durée 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Capel Curig - Conwy

The minor Snowdonia summit of Crimpiau provides an excellent walk from Capel Curig. The route crosses quite mountainous terrain and the view down Llyn Crafnant is one of the great panoramas in the area. Do make sure you are suitably equipped for this walk.

Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy from Llanuwchllyn
distance 15.55km Vertical gain +778m Vertical drop -776m Durée 6h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llanuwchllyn - Gwynedd

Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy are both included in this southern Snowdonia walk from Llanuwchllyn. A linear route, the approach follows the ridge to one of the highest mountains in Wales. Route finding is generally easy but this walk is best saved for a fine day to enjoy the excellent views.

Melynllyn and Dulyn Reservoir from Llyn Eigiau parking
distance 9.03km Vertical gain +286m Vertical drop -288m Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Caerhun - Conwy

This walk on the eastern side of the Carneddau mountains in Snowdonia offers a sense of solitude and excellent mountain scenery. The route is generally easy to follow although careful navigation is needed on the section from Dulyn Reservoir back to the start.

Cregennen Lakes from Barmouth
distance 16.78km Vertical gain +353m Vertical drop -351m Durée 5h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Barmouth - Gwynedd

This Gwynedd walk is full of variety. The route includes a crossing of the Barmouth Bridge, a section of woodland with many waterfalls, two beautifully located lakes and some mountain vistas.

Walking Snowdon from Llanberis ( Download : )
distance 14.04km Vertical gain +950m Vertical drop -939m Durée 6h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llanberis - Gwynedd

Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, is the objective of this walk. This route is the easiest way to Snowdon's summit. Starting in Llanberis, it must be remembered this walk is a serious mountain expedition so you should go fully prepared.

distance 4.19km Vertical gain +94m Vertical drop -93m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llandygai - Gwynedd

Llyn Idwal lies in a spectacular location under the Glyder Mountains in Snowdonia. This walk provides a mountain experience without too much effort walking through a rocky amphitheatre in the mountains.

distance 13.52km Vertical gain +719m Vertical drop -715m Durée 5h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llanfrothen - Gwynedd

This Snowdonia walk explores four peaks in the Moelwyns. These summits are not the most popular in the area but offer excellent walking and an insight into the now defunct slate quarrying industry.

distance 5.19km Vertical gain +59m Vertical drop -59m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Trefriw - Conwy

This Snowdonia walk provides aeasy circuit of picturesque Llyn Tranant, a reservoir nestling in the Carneddau mountains. The route is easy to follow and provides some rugged scenery without to much effort. Ideal for a family walk and picnic.

Walking Mynydd Mawr from Fron ( Download : )
distance 5.77km Vertical gain +398m Vertical drop -372m Durée 2h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llandwrog - Gwynedd

A straightforward and short ascent in Snowdonia from the village of Fron, with fine views on the way up towards Moel Tryfan and Caernarfon castle in the north, and the Nantlle Ridge to the south.

Walking Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr ( Download : )
Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr
distance 11.19km Vertical gain +487m Vertical drop -486m Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ffestiniog - Gwynedd

This walk will lead you at the top of Manod Mawr passing by the National’s Treasure Caves, which was used to store valuable paintings during WW2.

Walking The Castell y Bere Walk ( Download : )
distance 8.95km Vertical gain +296m Vertical drop -294m Durée 3h25
Starting point Starting point in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant - Gwynedd

A fascinating route which circumnavigates Foel Cae’rberllan and passes through the village of Abergynolwyn. You then walk along a valley with the Afon Dysynni hemmed in at its base before veering off above Coed Cae’r-berllan and approaching Castell y Bere, prominent on a rocky outcrop to your left. After visiting castles, you then make your return along the cwm of Nant-yr-eira, initially through woods and then along an open trackway.

Walking The Dysynni Gorge Walk ( Download : )
distance 7.57km Vertical gain +174m Vertical drop -181m Durée 2h40
Starting point Starting point in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant - Gwynedd

Leave Abergynolwyn Station and, after a short stretch of road, you are soon walking along a steep gorge defined by the Afon Dysynni, which squeezes through this narrow gap before reaching Dyffryn Dysynni, where it turns south-west and heads for the sea. A very quiet lane is then joined at Pont Ystumanner and this is followed for a short way to Llan llwyda, with the craggy hulk of Bird Rock directly ahead.

distance 6.51km Vertical gain +89m Vertical drop -109m Durée 2h05
Starting point Starting point in Bryn-Crug - Gwynedd

From Rhydyronen Station, there is a splendid walk up the steep-sided valley of Nant Braich-y-rhiw where, after crossing the stream, you turn sharp left to return to the station to start the second part of this route. If you have the stamina and help with transport, you could continue in a south-easterly direction to cross into Happy Valley. However, to continue this walk you then accompany the railway for an easy walk back to Pendre, passing an area of Open Access Land (Tir Cymen) at Hendy.

Walking Rhydyronen and Brynglas ( Download : )
distance 5.79km Vertical gain +171m Vertical drop -176m Durée 2h10
Starting point Starting point in Bryn-Crug - Gwynedd

Starting from Rhydyronen, you are soon presented with a stunning vista of the sea and the valley as you climb gently up the lower slopes of the south-western extremities of the Tarrens. A steep descent brings you back to the railway at Brynglas Station, an alternative starting point. You then pass a fine converted mill and the handsome house of Dolaugwyn before making your way through woods and beside Nant Rhydyronen back to the start.

Walking Rhydyronen & Dysynni ( Download : )
distance 6.39km Vertical gain +33m Vertical drop -32m Durée 1h55
Starting point Starting point in Bryn-Crug - Gwynedd

Following quiet lanes and pretty riverside paths down to the Afon Dysynni, this is an easy walk which offers expansive views towards the sea in the west, and the mountains to the east. Your return route passes Ynysymaengwyn on its way back to the station.

Walking Pendre Walk ( Download : )
distance 5.56km Vertical gain +14m Vertical drop -14m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tywyn - Gwynedd

An easy, level walk which visits St Cadfan's church before making a bee-line for the Afon Dysynni.After a walk beside the river, you turn inland, passing a fine dovecot and what remains of Ynysymaengwyn, once a stately home. A short walk along the road brings you to the ancient Croes-faen, where you turn left to either return to the start along quiet lanes or make a short diversion to Hen-dy Station and a ride back in the train.

distance 6.27km Vertical gain +248m Vertical drop -250m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tywyn - Gwynedd

This is a short walk in the Snowodnia National Park, easily manageable in about a couple of hours making it suitable for families, for an evening excursion or for the remains of a day curtailed by bad weather. It is rewarding and enjoyable, in a land of Arthurian legend, providing varying interest and ever changing panoramas from coastal to more distant mountains.

distance 22.22km Vertical gain +947m Vertical drop -922m Durée 9h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Trawsfynydd - Gwynedd

Rhinog Fach is located in some of the roughest terrain in Snowdonia and in addition to including the summit of this rugged mountain this walk visits five of the small tarns scattered across the landscape nearby.

distance 11.45km Vertical gain +844m Vertical drop -844m Durée 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Betws Garmon - Gwynedd

This ascent of Snowdon is realatively quiet yet allows the walker to appreciate the grandeur of the highest mountain in Wales. The outward route uses Snowdon's south ridge with the return route following the Rhyd-Ddu path.

distance 8.7km Vertical gain +484m Vertical drop -487m Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llanycil - Gwynedd

A walk to the summit of Arenig Fawr is a rewarding excursion in southern Snowdonia. Starting from Arenig near Llyn Celyn, the route offers excellent walking. Passing Llyn Arenig Fawr the ascent is relatively easy. Descent is over unpathed ground and good navigational skills are recommended.

distance 3.42km Vertical gain +572m Vertical drop -572m Durée 2h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Capel Curig - Conwy

This challenging route to the summit of Tryfan is one the great walks and scrambles of Snowdonia. Starting from the Ogwen Valley, much of the ascent up Tryfan's north ridge involves the use of hands. In winter this route takes on a different character when ice and snow are present and should only be attempted by those experienced in winter mountaineering.

distance 19.23km Vertical gain +620m Vertical drop -621m Durée 7h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Trawsfynydd - Gwynedd

A wonderful Snowdonia walk that explores the rocky and wild terrain of the northern Rhinogs. This area sees few walkers yet offers some spectacular country. Do choose a good day as navigation can be tricky.

distance 9.63km Vertical gain +838m Vertical drop -839m Durée 5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llandygai - Gwynedd

This walk takes in the three key summits in the Glyders - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Tryfan. It also includes the Y Gribin ridge with its excellent opportunuties for scrambling. Do choose a fine day as the views are spectacular throughout.

distance 14.89km Vertical gain +975m Vertical drop -974m Durée 7h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bethesda - Gwynedd

The Carneddau in Snowdonia provide for some tough walking and this route is no exception. Good navigational and map reading skills are required in the early stages of the route.

distance 15.6km Vertical gain +906m Vertical drop -907m Durée 7h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llanberis - Gwynedd

A Snowdonia walk that explores two less frequented summits from Llanberis. The walk offers grandstand views over many of the high peaks of Snowdonia and is more challenging than first impressions might suggest.

distance 10.28km Vertical gain +190m Vertical drop -194m Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant - Gwynedd

This Gwynedd walk is full of interest with a section across the hills, an historic chapel and a ruined castle. The final section is through a gorge. This is a surprisingly beautiful part of Snowdonia.

distance 11.15km Vertical gain +818m Vertical drop -816m Durée 5h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llanberis - Gwynedd

This Snowdonia walk starts from Pen-y-Pass and uses the Pyg Track towards the summit of Snowdon. The route then crosses Y Lliwedd to pick up the Miner's Track for the return to the start. Good navigational skills are essential when leaving Snowdon and because of this, the walk is recommended for experienced walkers only.

distance 12.74km Vertical gain +735m Vertical drop -740m Durée 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Trawsfynydd - Gwynedd

This Snowdonia walk explores two contrasting mountains in the Rhinogs. Not so popular as other parts of the National Park this walk provides some wonderful scenery amidst unspoilt surroundings.