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Betws-y-Coed Walks and Walking Guide

Snowdonia, Conwy

Betws-y-Coed is a convenient centre for walking in the Snowdonia National Park. The town has excellent amenities including a wide range of cafés, bars and restaurants. Campsites and caravan parks are also available. The choice of hotel, guest house and bed and breakfast accommodation is varied with many establishments near the town centre. Public transport is limited but the Snowdon Sherpa service provides excellent links for walkers during the season. There is also a railway service to Llandudno Junction with connections to other parts of the UK.

All walks are free to download and print all have GPS files. There are many walking highlights which include Moel Siabod, the high Carneddau, Tryfan and the Glyders plus some excellent walks from Llyn Eigiau. Local walks include forest trails and some easy short hill walks near Capel Curig. Llyn Crafnant also provides some wonderful walking with choice of level routes or excursions into the hills.

★ = GPS file available

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2766Capel Pinnacle / Y Pincin from Capel Curigeasy1.00
3005Clogwen from Bryntyrch, Capel Curigeasy2.00
2679A circuit of Llyn Crafnant, near Trefriw easy3.50
3001Tryfan by the North Ridge from Ogwen Valleyhard3.50
2855Gallt yr Ogof & Braich y Ddeugwmmoderate4.00
1661Crimpiau from Capel Curig easy/mod4.50
2821Melynllyn & Dulyn Reservoir from Llyn Eigiau parking easy/mod5.50
1151Moel Siabod from Pont Cyfyng, near Capel Curighard5.50
1215Tryfan & Llyn Ogwen from the Ogwen Valleymod/hard5.50
3056Pen yr Helgi Du from the Ogwen Valleymoderate5.50
3026Tryfan & the Eastern Tops from the Ogwen Valleyhard5.75
2919Moel Siabod from Capel Curig moderate6.00
1037Two lakes of the Gwydir Forest - Llyn Elsi and Llyn Parceasy/mod6.50
1332Four lakes of the Gwydir Foresteasy/mod6.50
3402Moel Siabod circuit from Plas y Brenin, Capel Curigmoderate6.50
2638Craig Eigiau, Melynilyn & Dulyn Resrs nr. Tal-y-Bontmoderate7.00
2608Crimpiau & Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Crafnantmoderate7.50
2650Tryfan, the Glyderau and Y Garnvery hard8.00
3024North West of Blaenau Ffestiniog from the Crimea Passmod/hard8.50
2200Eastern Carneddau from Capel Curigmoderate8.50
2542Foel Grach from Llyn Eigiau, Carneddaumoderate8.50
1635Garnedd Uchaf & Llyn Eigiau nr Tal-y-Bontmod/hard9.00
2592Llyn Geirionydd & Llyn Bychan from Llyn Crafnantmoderate9.50
2902Creigiau Gleision & Llyn Cowlyd from Capel Curigmoderate9.50
1150The High Carneddau from the Ogwen Valleyhard10.00
3047The Carneddau from Llyn Eigiau, Carneddauhard10.00
2300Glyder Fach from Capel Curigmod/hard11.50
2536Llyn Crafnant, Capel Curig & Llyn Colwyd from Trefriwmod/hard13.00
2820Carneddau traverse from Llyn Ogwen to Bont Newyddmod/hard14.00
1232Carnedd Llewelyn, Llyn Eigiau & Llyn Cowlydhard16.00

The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Betws-y-Coed when measured in a straight line.

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