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Distance8.61km Vertical gain+23m Vertical drop-23m Duration2h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau
Distance5.4km Vertical gain+109m Vertical drop-100m Duration1h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance7.24km Vertical gain+174m Vertical drop-180m Duration2h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance5.77km Vertical gain+398m Vertical drop-372m Duration2h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance9.63km Vertical gain+838m Vertical drop-839m Duration4h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance14.89km Vertical gain+975m Vertical drop-974m Duration6h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance15.6km Vertical gain+906m Vertical drop-907m Duration6h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance16.78km Vertical gain+353m Vertical drop-351m Duration5h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance10.28km Vertical gain+190m Vertical drop-194m Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance12.74km Vertical gain+735m Vertical drop-740m Duration5h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance13.52km Vertical gain+719m Vertical drop-715m Duration5h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance6.27km Vertical gain+248m Vertical drop-250m Duration2h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance22.22km Vertical gain+947m Vertical drop-922m Duration8h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance11.45km Vertical gain+844m Vertical drop-844m Duration5h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance8.7km Vertical gain+484m Vertical drop-487m Duration3h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance15.55km Vertical gain+778m Vertical drop-776m Duration6h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance19.23km Vertical gain+620m Vertical drop-621m Duration7h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance4.19km Vertical gain+94m Vertical drop-93m Duration1h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance14.04km Vertical gain+950m Vertical drop-939m Duration6h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance11.15km Vertical gain+818m Vertical drop-816m Duration5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.