GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Beddgelert Walks

Beddgelert is a great base for exploring the wonderful Snowdonia National Park. The car park in the village provides the easiest access route for climbingMoel Hebog, the mountain which directly overlooks the village.
The village is also close to the start of the Watkin Path to the Snowdon summit. The start point can be found on the A498 about three miles northeast of Beddgelert.
The walk through the stunning narrow gorge of the Aberglaslyn Pass is another major highlight of the area.

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In the spring walkers flock to the beautiful bluebell woods in Beddgelert. Click the 'Woodland' button below to see these.

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You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Beddgelert Walk Map>>

Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Aberglaslyn Pass Beddgelert1 miles (2 km)This walk takes you through a stunning narrowgorgein the Snowdonia National Park. The path runs along the running waters of the River Glaslyn with waterfalls, interesting vegetation and wonderful views of the surrounding mountainous scenery. The Welsh Highland Railway runs through the pass so look out for their splendid steam trains as you go. View Full Details>>
Beddgelert Forest3 miles (5 km)This large forest is located near the village of Beddgelert in the Snowdonia National Park. In it you will find miles of walking paths and great mountain bike trails. There are great views towards Snowdon and a nice path around the lovely Llyn Llewellyn. The Welsh Highland Railway also runs through the forest so look out for the fine steam trains as you go. View Full Details>>
Cnicht3 miles (5.5 km)Climb to the 'MatterhornofWales' on this challenging walk from the village of Croesorin Gwynedd. Although several thousand metres lower, Cnicht has a similar appearance to the famous mountain of the Alps. View Full Details>>
Llyn Dinas2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a nice circular walk around this beautiful lake in the Snowdonia National Park. You can start the walk from the Llyn Dinas car park at the western end of the lake, off the A498. It's about 1.5 miles east of Beddgelert. From the car park pick up the public footpaths heading above the south eastern side of the water. There's some moderate climbing as you head through the woodland above the reservoir. The path eventually takes you to the end of the reservoir where you can cross the Afon Glaslyn and return along the road to the car park. Alternatively you can return the same way through the woods and avoid the road. View Full Details>>
Moel Hebog2 miles (3 km)This challenging walk climbs Moel Hebog from Beddgelert in the Snowdonia National Park. There's great views of the Welsh coastline and several peaks including Snowdon, Moel Siabod and the Nantlle Ridge. Please note that while this is a great walk the path is not always well defined and there is a degree of scrambling involved. View Full Details>>
Mynydd Mawr5 miles (8 km)Climb to the 698m (2,290ft) summit Mynydd Mawr on this challenging climb in the Snowdonia National Park. On the walk you will enjoy stunning views of Llyn Cwellyn and the surrounding mountains.The walk starts from the village of Rhyd Ddu and follows woodland trails through Beddgelert Forest before climbing above Llyn Cwellyn to Foel Rudd and then on to the Mynydd Mawr summit. There are interesting geological formations, rocky outcrops and breathtakingly beautiful views to enjoy. It's also a fairly quiet walk with most people heading to Snowdon from Rhyd Ddu. View Full Details>>
Nantlle Ridge9 miles (14 km)This popular circular walk explores the Nantlle Ridge range of mountains in the Snowdonia National Park. You'll visit a series of imposing peaks with magnificent views over Snowdonia. View Full Details>>
Snowdon Rhyd Ddu Path7 miles (12 km)The Rhyd Ddu Path is one of the six main routes to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales. It is considered to be one of the quietest and most beautiful, though there are some challenging sections where care should be taken. View Full Details>>
Snowdon Watkin Path7 miles (12 km)The Watkin Path to the Snowdon summit is considered to be the most challenging of the available routes as it starts from the lowest elevation. It is, however, very pretty with attractive woodland and waterfalls near the start. View Full Details>>

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