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Llanberis Walks and Walking Guide

Snowdonia, Gwynedd

Llanberis lies at the foot of Snowdon and is an excellent base for walking in this area. There are excellent local amenities including cafés, bars and restaurants. Accommodation including camp sites and caravan parks is readily available. Public transport is good in season with the Snowdon Sherpa bus service providing links to many of the walks listed below.

All walks are free to download and print all have GPS files. Highlights include an ascent of Snowdon including the challenging route over Crib Goch. Walks into the Glyders are also possible and these provide quieter alternatives to the approaches from the Ogwen Valley. The Nantlle Ridge is a great walk and one of the best in Snowdonia.

★ = GPS file available

1131Mynydd Mawr from Froneasy/mod4.00
2122Cwm Glas from Pen-y-passmod/hard4.00
1454Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach from Pen-y-Passmod/hard5.50
1136Yr Aran from Bethania (Route B)moderate5.50
2590Nantlle Ridge Walk from Rhyd Ddu (Route A)moderate6.00
1951Mynydd Mawr from Rhyd-Ddumoderate6.00
1453Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd & Marchlyn Mawr reservoirmoderate6.00
3073Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain and Snowdon hard6.50
1192Yr Aran from Bethania (Route A)mod/hard6.50
3057Moel Eilio from Llanberismoderate7.00
1958The Snowdon Horseshoehard7.50
3198Snowdon via the South Ridge & Rhyd-ddu Pathmod/hard7.50
1216Y Lliwedd & Snowdon from Pen-y-passmod/hard7.50
1418Snowdon and Y Lliwedd from Pen-y-passmod/hard7.50
2729Snowdon by Rhyd-Ddu and Snowdon Ranger Pathsmod/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 Ridgemod/hard8.00
2797Yr Aran and Snowdon from Rhyd-Ddumod/hard8.50
3036Snowdon via Crib Goch from Pen-y-passvery hard8.50
1003Snowdon by the Llanberis Pathmoderate9.00
2626Snowdon & Garnedd Ugain from Llanberismoderate9.30
1681Moel Eilio & Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis mod/hard10.00
1103Snowdon & Cwm Llan horseshoevery hard13.00
3059Moel Cynghorion & Snowdonvery hard13.50

The walks listed above are the nearest 25 from Llanberis when measured in a straight line.

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