Gwynedd walks

Refine your search for walks in Gwynedd

Best walks in Gwynedd

Mynydd Anelog and the Whistling Sands
distance 4.5mi Vertical gain +571ft Vertical drop -591ft duration 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aberdaron - Gwynedd

A short Gwynedd walk that includes a section of the Wales Coast Path along the northern coast of the Lleyn Peninsula. For many the highlight will be the beautiful beach of Whistling Sands.

Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy from Llanuwchllyn
distance 9.66mi Vertical gain +2552ft Vertical drop -2546ft duration 6h20 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.

distance 8.73mi Vertical gain +3117ft Vertical drop -3081ft duration 6h15 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 5.35mi Vertical gain +75ft Vertical drop -75ft duration 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.

distance 8.4mi Vertical gain +2359ft Vertical drop -2346ft duration 5h35 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.

The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau
distance 3.36mi Vertical gain +358ft Vertical drop -328ft duration 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 3.58mi Vertical gain +1306ft Vertical drop -1220ft duration 2h35 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.

distance 3.9mi Vertical gain +814ft Vertical drop -820ft duration 2h25 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 13.81mi Vertical gain +3107ft Vertical drop -3025ft duration 8h35 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 7.12mi Vertical gain +2769ft Vertical drop -2769ft duration 5h15 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 5.41mi Vertical gain +1588ft Vertical drop -1598ft duration 3h40 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 11.95mi Vertical gain +2034ft Vertical drop -2037ft duration 7h00 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 2.6mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -305ft duration 1h25 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 5.99mi Vertical gain +2749ft Vertical drop -2753ft duration 4h45 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 7.92mi Vertical gain +2411ft Vertical drop -2428ft duration 5h25 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.

distance 9.69mi Vertical gain +2972ft Vertical drop -2976ft duration 6h35 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 10.43mi Vertical gain +1158ft Vertical drop -1152ft duration 5h40 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.

distance 6.39mi Vertical gain +623ft Vertical drop -636ft duration 3h25 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 6.93mi Vertical gain +2684ft Vertical drop -2677ft duration 5h10 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 9.25mi Vertical gain +3199ft Vertical drop -3196ft duration 6h35 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.