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Betws-y-Coed Walks and Walking Guide

Snowdonia, Conwy

Find circular walks nera Betws-y-Coed which 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, and all routes have mapping and GPX 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
2679Circuit of Llyn Crafnant from Trefriweasy3.50
3001Tryfan North Ridge from Ogwen Valleyhard3.50
2855Gallt yr Ogof & Braich y Ddeugwmmoderate4.00
1661Crimpiau from Capel Curigeasy/mod4.50
2821Melynllyn & Dulyn Reservoir from Llyn Eigiau parking easy/mod5.50
1151Moel Siabod from Pont Cyfynghard5.50
1215Tryfan & Llyn Ogwen from Ogwen Valleymod/hard5.50
3056Pen yr Helgi Du from Ogwen Valleymoderate5.50
3026Tryfan & the Eastern Tops from Ogwen Valleyhard5.75
2919Moel Siabod & Capel Curig moderate6.00
1332Gwydir ForestLakes from Tyn Llwyneasy/mod6.50
1037Two lakes of the Gwydir Forest - Llyn Elsi and Llyn Parc from Betws-y-Coedeasy/mod6.50
3402Moel Siabod circular from Pont Cyfyngmoderate6.50
2638Craig Eigiau, Melynilyn & Dulyn Resrs nr. Tal-y-Bontmoderate7.00
2608Crimpiau & Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Crafnantmoderate7.50
2650Tryfan, the Glyders & Y Garn from Ogwen Valleyvery hard8.00
3024North West of Blaenau Ffestiniog from Crimea Passmod/hard8.50
2200Eastern Carneddau from Capel Curigmoderate8.50
2542Foel Grach & Llyn Eigiaumoderate8.50
1635Garnedd Uchaf & Llyn Eigiau from near Tal-y-Bontmod/hard9.00
2592Llyn Geirionydd & Llyn Bychan from Llyn Crafnantmoderate9.50
2902Creigiau Gleision & Llyn Cowlyd from Capel Curigmoderate9.50
3047The Carneddau from Llyn Eigiauhard10.00
1150The High Carneddau from Ogwen Valleyhard10.00
2300Glyder Fach from Capel Curigmod/hard11.50
2536Llyn Crafnant, Capel Curig & Llyn Colwyd from Trefriwmod/hard13.00
2820Carneddau traverse from Llyn Ogwenmod/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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