GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Snowdonia Walks

With some of the most stunning scenery in the UK the Snowdonia National Park is a superb place for walkers.
There's challenging mountain climbs, waterfalls, reservoirs, forests and lots of pretty villages to see.
Highlights include the climb to Snowdon along the popular Llanberis Path and the beautiful Aberglaslyn Pass in Beddgelert.
Also not to be missed are the series of little waterfalls at Fairy Glen in Betws-y-Coed and the breathtaking  climb to Cadair Idris.

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

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Aber Falls4 miles (6.5 km)Follow a splendid walking trail up to the beautiful Aber Falls on this walk in the Snowdonia National Park View Full Details>>
Aberglaslyn Pass Beddgelert1 miles (2 km)This walk takes you through a stunning narrow gorge in 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>>
Aran Fawddwy10 miles (16 km)Climb to the 905 m (2,969 ft) summit of this mountain in southern Snowdonia and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. The mountain is only (31 ft) short of being a member of the Welsh 3000s. View Full Details>>
Arenig Fawr6 miles (9.5 km)This walk visits the pretty Llyn Arenig Fawr before climbing to Arenig Fawr in the Snowdonia National Park. It's a beautiful area with lovely views of the nearby Llyn Celyn and great views of the surrounding countryside and mountains. View Full Details>>
Bala Lake7 miles (12 km)Bala Lake (or Llyn Tegid) is the largest natural lake in Wales. The area on the south side of the lake is wonderful for walkers. Footpaths climb into the hills and forests for fabulous views of the lake below. 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>>
Betws Y Coed River Walk1 miles (2 km)A circular walk along the Afon Llugy and the River Conwy in the Snowdonia village of Betws Y Coed. The short walk takes you along footpaths where the two rivers converge, close to the train station and the village centre. View Full Details>>
Bryn Cader Faner9 miles (14 km)This walk climbs to a Bronze Age round cairn in the Ardudwy area of the Rhinogydd mountains. It's a fascinating monument and one of the finest of its type in Britain. From the elevated position of the stone circle there are magnificent views over Snowdonia. The site sits at a height over 1250ft (380m) so it is quite a challenging climb. View Full Details>>
Cadair Idris5 miles (8 km)The epic circular walk to the 893 m (2,930 ft) summit of Cadair Idris is one of the most popular climbs in the Snowdonia National Park. This route follows the Minffordd Path and begins near the car park at Minffordd and the glacial Tal-y-llyn Lake. The area is part of a National Nature Reserve which includes woodland, streams, waterfalls and some wonderful geological formations such as the cliffs of Cwm Cau. View Full Details>>
Capel Curig3 miles (5 km)The village of Capel Curig lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, making it an excellent centre for walkers. There's a number of challenging mountain climbs which can be started from the village. There's also lakeside paths and some nice woodland trails to the south of the village. Capel Curig is also the home to the Plas Y Brenin, National Mountain Sports Centre. There's a range of activities to try here and decent accommodation. View Full Details>>
Carneddau6 miles (9 km)This walk explores the Carneddau mountain range in the Snowdonia National Park. You'll visit the peaks of View Full Details>>
Cnicht3 miles (5.5 km)Climb to the 'Matterhorn of Wales' on this challenging walk from the village of Croesor in Gwynedd. Although several thousand metres lower, Cnicht has a similar appearance to the famous mountain of the Alps. View Full Details>>
Conwy Falls1 miles (1 km)Follow the circular Conwy Falls Walk through this beautiful wooded gorge near Betws-y-Coed. The walk starts from the car park and cafe located just off the A5 where it meets the B4406. You then pick up the trail through the woodland to the River Conwy where you will find the lovely falls. Here the river drops 50 feet (15 m) into a deep pool. It's a short, easy walk with a number of good viewpoints. You can refresh yourself in the good sized cafe after your walk. View Full Details>>
Conwy Mountain3 miles (5.2 km)Enjoy fabulous views over Conwy Bay and the Welsh mountains on this climb to Conwy Mountain (Mynydd y Dref). View Full Details>>
Cwm Idwal2 miles (4 km)Explore this hanging valley in Snowdonia and enjoy some of the most spectacular mountainous scenery in the country. In a Radio Times poll in 2005, Cwm Idwal was ranked the 7th greatest natural wonder in Britain. View Full Details>>
Dolgoch Falls1 miles (2 km)Travel on the marvellous Talyllyn Railway to Dolgoch and visit the beautiful Dolgoch Falls on this walk in the Snowdonia National Park. You can pick up the steam operated railway from the seaside town of Tywyn on the Cardigan Bay coast. It will then take you on a lovely journey through the Fathew valley to Dolgoch where a short walk will take you to the falls. There are footpaths taking you to the three levels of the falls which are spectacular in wet weather. View Full Details>>
Dorothea Quarry3 miles (5 km)This walk in the Nantlle valley visits the 19th century Dorothea Quarry. The slate quarry is now flooded and is a popular place for scuba divers. It's also good for walking with a footpath taking you from the village of Nantlle to Talysarn via the quarry. You'll pass the old pump house and the old Cornish Beam Engine installed in 1904 to pump the pits. It's an interesting place with nice countryside views to enjoy as well. View Full Details>>
Elidir Fawr4 miles (6 km)Climb to Elidir Fawr, the northernmost peak in the Glyderau on this challenging walk in Snowdonia. The walk takes you to the 924 metre (3,031 ft) summit from the village of Nant Peris at the bottom of the Llanberis Pass. It's only about a 2 mile climb, but quite steep. View Full Details>>
Fairy Falls Trefriw1 miles (2 km)Visit these pretty falls in Trefriw and enjoy a stroll along the rushing water of the River Crafnant. From the parking area follow the trails along the river behind the mills to the falls. There's little bridges which make nice viewpoints down to the falls. View Full Details>>
Fairy Glen Betws y Coed1 miles (1 km)Visit this delightful glen in Betws y Coed and enjoy little waterfalls, rapids and cascades in a wooded gorge on the River Conwy. You can pick up the Fairy Glen footpath from the A470 north of the falls. It is located just where the road crosses the river and runs for about half a mile through the glen. There are some steep steps to climb down so please take car when wet as they can be a bit slippery. The glen is a delightfully peaceful area with the rushing water surrounded by interesting vegetation and attractive woodland. View Full Details>>
Foel Fras9 miles (15 km)Climb to the summit of Foel Fras on this challenging climb in the Carneddau mountain range in the Snowdonia National Park. View Full Details>>
Four Valleys Path19 miles (30 km)Explore the four former slate mining valleys of Nantlle, Gwyrfai, Padarn and Ogwen on this beautiful walk through Gwynedd. The walk runs from Penygroes to Bethesda passing along the edge of the Snowdonia National Park along the way. Highlights on the walk include the 13th century, Dolbadarn Castle which features one of the finest surviving examples of a Welsh round tower. You will also pass between Llyn Peris and Llyn Padarn in Snowdonia. These glacially formed lakes are overlooked by Elidir Fawr mountain, with the busy village of Llanberis located on the southern shore of Llyn Padarn. View Full Details>>
Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach5 miles (8 km)Explore the Glyderau mountain range on this spectacular walk in Snowdonia. The challenging walk visits the peaks of Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach with incredible views towards Tryfan and over Llyn Ogwen and Llyn Idwal. You will also pass incredible rock formations in the form of the Cantilever Stone and Castell y Gwynt.  View Full Details>>
Gwydyr Forest7 miles (11.2 km)This large area of woodland encircles the popular village of Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park. There's miles of footpaths and mountain bike trails with lots of pretty streams, rivers, waterfalls, hills and lakes to see. View Full Details>>
Llanberis Waterfall1 miles (1.5 km)Visit this spectacular waterfall on this short walk in Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park. Also known as Ceunant Mawr Waterfall these lovely falls drop over a hundred feet into the Afon Arddu. View Full Details>>
Llyn Cau4 miles (6 km)This walk climbs to the beautiful Llyn Cau on the slopes of Cadir Idris in the Snowdonia National Park. While still quite a challenging walk it's not as strenuous as the longer climb to mountain summit. As such it's a great way of exploring the stunning Cadir Idris National Nature Reserve with less stress on the body. View Full Details>>
Llyn Celyn1 miles (1 km)Enjoy a little stroll along this reservoir in the valley of the River Tryweryn. View Full Details>>
Llyn Cowlyd9 miles (14 km)Visit the deepest lake in north Wales on this walk in the Carneddau range. View Full Details>>
Llyn Crafnant3 miles (5 km)Llyn Crafnant is another beautiful reservoir in the Gwydyr Forest area of the Snowdonia National Park. There's a splendid 3 mile circular trail running around the lake with great views to the surrounding forests and Carneddau mountains. It's a fairly easy waymarked walk so perfect for an afternoon stroll in peaceful surroundings. View Full Details>>
Llyn Cwm Bychan1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a short walk or cycle along this pretty lake in the Rhinogs. The lake is one of the sources of the River Artro which flows south westwards through Llanbedr and onwards to the sea.  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>>
Llyn Elsi3 miles (5 km)This walk visits the lovely Llyn Elsi from the village of Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park. It's about a 1 mile walk from the village to the lake where you can pick up a circular trail around the water. Start the walk from just behind St. Mary's church then steadily climb through the woodland to the peaceful lake. View Full Details>>
Llyn Geirionydd2 miles (3 km)An easy circular walk around the delightful Llyn Geirionydd in the Gwydyr Forest area of the Snowdonia National Park. It's a very peaceful area with great views of the Carneddau mountains and the woodland surrounding the lake. View Full Details>>
Llyn Gwynant2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this beautiful lake in Snowdonia. The lake has nice paths along the water and through the surrounding woodland, with great views towards the mountains of Snowdonia. The lake links with Llyn Dinas where there are more nice trails to try. View Full Details>>
Llyn Llydaw4 miles (6.5 km)This walk visits Llyn Llydaw on the flanks of Snowdon, about one-third of the way up the mountain. It's one of the most visited lakes in the United Kingdom with thousands of people passing it each year on their way up to the Snowdon summit. It's a nice one to do if you want to explore the mountain without doing the full, more strenuous climb. View Full Details>>
Llyn Ogwen3 miles (5 km)This circular walk takes you around Llyn Ogwen in the Snowdonia. You'll also visit the beautiful View Full Details>>
Llyn Trawsfynydd8 miles (12.5 km)Enjoy a long circular walk or cycle around this large lake in in Gwynedd, North Wales. With a total surface area of 4.8 km² (1,180 acres) the reservoir is slightly bigger than Wales's largest natural lake, Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake). It's a beautiful spot with lots of wildlife to look out for including Otters, Osprey and rare birds in the woodland sections. Most of the route is suitable for both cyclists and walkers. If you are on a bike please go around the footbridge on the roads though. View Full Details>>
Llynnau Mymbyr2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a short walk along this picturesque lake in the Dyffryn Mymbyr valley area of the Snowdonia National Park. View Full Details>>
Lon Eifion11 miles (18 km)This splendid cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway path from Caernarfon to Bryncir on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. It's a good surfaced traffic free path making it ideal for a safe family cycle or a leisurely walk. There are lovely views of the surrounding Welsh Countryside and mountains such as Yr Eifl (or the Rivals) and Snowdon. The route runs alongside the Welsh Highland Railway so you should also see some wonderful steam trains as you go. View Full Details>>
Mawddach Trail9 miles (14 km)This splendid cycling and walking trail takes you along the old Ruabon to Barmouth railway line on excellent paths. The route runs for about 9 miles from the coastal town of Barmouth to Dolgellau, through the Snowdonia National Park. You start by crossing the Barmouth Bridge over the lovely River Mawddach estuary on the coast of Cardigan Bay. The route then runs right alongside the estuary to Penmaenpool Bridge where you can stop for some riverside refreshments. The final stretch continues along the river to the historic town of Dolgellau. It's a beautiful trail with lots of bird watching opportunities around the estuary. The nearby Cadair Idris makes for a wonderful backdrop for the whole of the route. It's also a very flat trail so it's perfect for people of all abilities. View Full Details>>
Moel Eilio8 miles (13 km)This circular walk climbs to Moel Eilio from Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park. It's a challenging climb with the option of continuing up to the peak of Snowdon Llanberis Path after reaching the Moel Eilio peak. 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>>
Moel Siabod5 miles (8 km)Climb to the summit of Moel Siabod on this challenging walk in Snowdonia. The mountain reaches a peak of  872m making it the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range. The views from the summit are particularly special. On a clear day the you can see Snowdonia, Glyderrau and the Carneddau ranges. View Full Details>>
Mynydd Mawr5 miles (8 km)Climb to the 698 m (2,290 ft) 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>>
Padarn Country Park2 miles (4 km)This country park in Snowdonia has a number of splendid way-marked walking trails to follow. There are 800 acres to explore through oak woodland and along lakeside paths. View Full Details>>
Panorama Walk Barmouth6 miles (9.5 km)A classic circular walk around Barmouth climbing above the town for magnificent views over the Mawddach estuary and the Snowdonia National Park. View Full Details>>
Pen Yr Ole Wen2 miles (3.5 km)Climb to the 7th highest mountain in Snowdonia on this challenging walk in the Carneddau mountain range. View Full Details>>
Precipice Walk Dolgellau3 miles (5 km)A lovely circular walk through the hills surrounding Llyn Cynwch in the Snowdonia National Park. From the elevated position of the trail there are fabulous views over the Mawddach River and the surrounding mountains. The walk takes place on good, signed paths with an easier path along the reservoir for those looking for a more sedate stroll. View Full Details>>
Rhinog Fawr4 miles (7 km)Visit the Rhinogs range of mountains in the Snowdonia National Park and climb Rhinog Fawr on this challenging walk. You'll pass heathery slopes, little streams, rocky outcrops and two small lakes on your way to the top. View Full Details>>
Snowdon Horseshoe7 miles (12 km)This classic circular walk to the Snowdon summit is a favourite for many. The 7 mile challenge is considered one of the finest ridge walks in the country. It is a very challenging circuit with knife edge sections along Crib Goch, where great care should be taken, particularly on windy days. View Full Details>>
Snowdon Llanberis Path9 miles (14.5 km)Climb to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales on this challenging walk. The Llanberis Path is the longest of the six routes to the top of Snowdon but because of it's gradual elevation it is generally considered the easiest route to the summit. It's very popular with leisure walkers as it runs parallel with the Snowdon Mountain railway which starts at Llanberis. As such you can use the railway to take you up (or down) part of the route. View Full Details>>
Snowdon Miners Track8 miles (13 km)This route follows the Miners Track to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales. It is a slightly longer route than the alternative Pyg Track but has the advantage of waterside sections alongside the mountain's three beautiful lakes of Llyn Teyrn, Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn. View Full Details>>
Snowdon Pyg Track7 miles (11 km)Climb to the summit of Snowdon on this challenging walk in the Snowdonia National Park. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, and the third highest in Britain, standing at a height of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft). The Pyg Track is one of six paths to the Snowdon summit. It is generally regarded as the most challenging as it crosses some rough and rocky terrain. View Full Details>>
Snowdon Ranger Path8 miles (13 km)Climb to the summit of Snowdon on the ranger path on this challenging walk in the Snowdonia National Park. You can start your walk from the National Park car park next to Llyn Cwellyn and the Snowdon Ranger railway station. From here you can pick up the path, heading east away from the lake. It's generally a good track with rockier sections as you approach the summit. It runs for nearly 4 miles with wonderful views over the surrounding mountains and the numerous beautiful lakes. The route actually passes very close to Llyn Ffynnon-y-gwas and Llyn Du r Arddu as you approach the summit. You will also pass Clogwyn Du'r Arddu, considered to be one of the best climbing cliffs in Britain. Here there are magnificent views of the Llechog ridge and Cwm Clogwyn with the lakes of Llyn Glas, Llyn Coch and Llyn Nadroedd. (Blue Lake, Red Lake and Snakes' Lake). From the Snowdon summit the views are also impressive with 18 lakes and 14 peaks visible. On a clear day you can see as far as Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Lake District. 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>>
Swallow Falls2 miles (4 km)This walk follows the Afon Llugwy from Betws-y-Coed to the beautiful Swallow Falls in the Snowdonia National Park. This is a popular riverside walk, passing along woodland trails with a series of waterfalls to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Taith Ardudwy Way24 miles (39 km)This walk takes you through the Snowdonia National Park from Barmouth, on the Mawddach Estuary, to Llandecwyn. The route is divided into three sections: View Full Details>>
Tal-y-llyn Lake2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a waterside walk around this stunning glacial lake in the Snowdonia National Park. The lake is situated at the foot of the imposing Cadair Idris the second highest mountain in Wales. There is a lovely walking trail along the northern end of the lake which will take you from Tal-y-llyn to Dol-ffanog. At the south western end of the lake you will find a lakeside hotel where you can get a Welsh cream tea and other refreshments. View Full Details>>
Tryfan2 miles (3.6 km)This is a very popular and very challenging climb to the top of Tryfan in Snowdonia. Tryfan has a distinctive pointed shape with rugged crags making it stand it out amongst the other peaks in the area. This route takes you to the 917.5 m (3,010 ft) summit via the north ridge. The path is difficult in many places so scrambling with both hands is required. View Full Details>>
Y Garn4 miles (7 km)Enjoy breathtaking views over the Snowdonia National Park on this challenging climb to the 947 m (3,107 ft) summit of Y Garn. View Full Details>>

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