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Beddgelert Walks and Walking Guide

Snowdonia, Gwynedd

Find circular walks near Beddgelert which is located in the shadow of Snowdon and is a perfect place from which to explore the area on foot. There are a variety of local amenities including cafés, bars and restaurants. Accommodation including camp sites and caravan parks is readily available. Public transport is limited but the Snowdon Sherpa service provides excellent links for walkers during the season.

All walks are free to download and print, and all routes have mapping and GPX files. Highlights include an ascent of Moel Hebog which can started in the village. Not far away are starting points for walks to Snowdon's summit including the quieter routes from Rhydd-Ddu. Easy walks are available in this area too with Cwm Bychan and Aberglaslyn popular walks. The outstanding Nantlle Ridge is also easy to reach and will provide a superb day in the hills. Finally exploring Cnicht and the Moelwyns from Croesor can be easily reached.

★ = GPS file available

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1427Craflwyn circular from near Beddgelerteasy/mod2.50
3074Mynydd Sygun from Beddgelert moderate4.50
1454Glyder Fawr & Glyder Fach from Pen-y-Passmod/hard5.50
1136Yr Aran (Route 2) from Bethaniamoderate5.50
1799Moel Hebog from Beddgelertmoderate5.50
1426Aberglaslyn and Cwm Bychan from Beddgelerteasy/mod5.75
2150Llyn Dinas and Cwm Bychan from Beddgelerteasy/mod6.00
1951Mynydd Mawr from Rhyd-Ddumoderate6.00
2590Nantlle Ridge Walk from Rhyd Ddu (Route A)moderate6.00
1127Cnicht from Croesormoderate6.25
1192Yr Aran from Bethaniamod/hard6.50
2560Moel Hebog, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Lefn from Beddgelertmod/hard6.50
3231Moel Hebog, Meol yr Ogof and Moel Lefn from Beddgelertmod/hard6.75
1988Beddgelert, Moel Hebog, Meol yr Ogof & Moel Lefnmod/hard6.75
3060Moel Lefn & Moel yr Ogof from Cwm Pennantmoderate7.00
1958The Snowdon Horseshoe from Pen-y-passhard7.50
3035The Moelwyns from Croesormod/hard7.50
3198Snowdon via the South Ridge & Rhyd-ddu Pathmod/hard7.50
2729Snowdon by Rhyd-Ddu and Snowdon Ranger Pathsmod/hard7.50
1216Y Lliwedd & Snowdon from Pen-y-passmod/hard7.50
1089Snowdon by the Pyg and Miner's Tracks from Pen-y-passmoderate7.50
2692Snowdon via Dinas Mot & Crib Goch from Pen-y-passhard8.00
2290Snowdon via the Watkin Path & South Ridge from Bethaniamod/hard8.00
1422Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor moderate8.00
3509Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd Ddu (Route B)mod/hard8.25
2797Yr Aran and Snowdon from Rhyd-Ddumod/hard8.50
3058Llyn yr Adar & Llyn Edno from near Bethaniamoderate9.00
1010Cnicht, Moel Druman & Allt-fawr from Croesormoderate10.00
1515Tops and Tarns of the Moelwyns from Bethaniamod/hard11.00
1103Snowdon & Cwm Llan horseshoevery hard13.00

The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Beddgelert when measured in a straight line.

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