Walking & Hiking

Getting to and around Snowdonia and Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)  Snowdonia's mountain 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

Llyn Mair - Carys a Lois

Llyn Mair - Carys a Lois

FfestiniogRailway

FfestiniogRailway

Coed y Brenin riverside walk

Coed y Brenin riverside walk

Morfa Black rock sands

Morfa Black rock sands

CRICIETH CASTLE SUNSET

CRICIETH CASTLE SUNSET

CAPAL CWMORTHIN

CAPAL CWMORTHIN

Llyn hafod y Llyn

Llyn hafod y Llyn

Borth y Gest coastal walk jpeg

Borth y Gest coastal walk jpeg

Remains of dwelling at tomen y Mur

Remains of dwelling at tomen y Mur

Ghosts of Rhosydd

Ghosts of Rhosydd

Llanberis Path, Snowdon

Llanberis Path is the longest and most gradual of the six main paths to the summit of Snowdon, and offers fantastic views of Cwm Brwynog, Llanberis and over the Menai straights towards Anglesey.

Distance: 9 miles - 14.5Km

(there & back)

Watkin Path, Snowdon

This path was named after Sir Edward Watkin, Liberal Member of Parliament and railway entrepreneur who retired to a chalet in Cwm Llan on the foothills of Snowdon.

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

Minffordd Path, Cader Idris

At about 3 miles, this is probably the shortest footpath up Cader Idris; although it involves the greatest ascent (2,850ft, 869m).

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

LLyn Mair

LlLlyn Mair is a 14-acre artificial lake near Maentwrog, in Gwynedd in North Wales. It lies in the area of Tan-y-Bwlch, a little above Plas Tan-y-Bwlch, and is in the catchment area of the River Dwyryd. 

Rhyd Ddu Path, Snowdon

This path up Snowdon is the quietest of the six main routes to the summit, and the one that offers the most striking mountain scenery, especially towards Moel Hebog and the hills of Nantlle.

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

Miners' Track, Snowdon

The Miners’ Track was built to serve the Britannia Copper Mine on Snowdon but it is not the route originally used to serve the mine.

 

Distance: 8 miles - 13 Km

(there & back)

Snowdon Ranger Path

This path up Snowdon is thought to be the earliest of the six main routes to the summit. Before the road through Llanberis Pass was built, men lugged copper ore from the Britannia Copper Mine on Snowdon up the eastern side of the mountain to Bwlch Glas.

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

PYG Track, Snowdon

This is the most rugged and challenging of the six paths up Snowdon, which leads along the foothills of Crib Goch. The route up Crib Goch and along the ridge is extremely dangerous and should not be attempted by novice walkers.

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

Pony Path, Tŷ Nant, Cader Idris

The Pony Path from Ty Nant is the main footpath up Cader Idris from the Dolgellau side of the mountain. It is a reasonably safe route, which

also offers the most rewarding views.

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