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Snowdonia/Eryri Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Snowdonia/Eryri walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most of routes are circular walks although there are a few linear hikes. The walks are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes. The walks are divided into sub areas so you can find specific walks.

130+ Great Snowdonia (Eryri) walks with detailed route descriptions, excellent mapping, photos and GPX files. The walks listed below cater for walkers of all abilities from easy low-level walks to the high mountain summits. The walks reach all the major summits in the Snowdonia (Eryri) National Park including Snowdon the highest mountain in England & Wales. The list is divided into areas based on the key mountains ranges as an easy to use classification.

Area walks and walking guides

Useful guides to walks and walking from these popular centres. Includes places to stay, local amenities and the best walking routes.


Crib Goch & Snowdon Walks

Walking highlights. An ascent of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England & Wales, is a great Snowdonia walk. Nine different approach routes are available including the Llanberis path, Miners' Path, Pyg Track, Watkin Path and Snowdon Ranger Path. This section also includes the Snowdon Horseshoe, Crib Goch, Y Lliwyedd, Yr Aran and the outliers of Moel Eilio and Moel Cynghorion.

Where to stay - Beddgelert, Llanberis and Caernarfon are the most convenient centres to stay.

1427★☩Craflwyn circular from near Beddgelerteasy/mod2.50
2122★☩Cwm Glas from Pen-y-passmod/hard4.00
3613★☩Moel Cynghorion from Llyn Cwellynmoderate5.00
1136★☩Yr Aran (Route 2) from Bethaniamoderate5.50
1192★☩Yr Aran from Bethaniamod/hard6.50
3073★☩Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain and Snowdon from Pen-y-passhard6.50
3057★☩Moel Eilio from Llanberismoderate7.00
2729★☩Snowdon by Rhyd-Ddu and Snowdon Ranger Pathsmod/hard7.50
1418★☩Snowdon and Y Lliwedd from Pen-y-passmod/hard7.50
3198★☩Snowdon via the South Ridge & Rhyd-ddu Pathmod/hard7.50
1958★☩The Snowdon Horseshoe from Pen-y-passhard7.50
1089★☩Snowdon by the Pyg and Miner's Tracks from Pen-y-passmoderate7.50
1216★☩Y Lliwedd & Snowdon from Pen-y-passmod/hard7.50
2290★☩Snowdon via the Watkin Path & South Ridge from Bethaniamod/hard8.00
2692★☩Snowdon via Dinas Mot & Crib Goch from Pen-y-passhard8.00
3036★☩Snowdon via Crib Goch from Pen-y-passvery hard8.50
2797★☩Yr Aran and Snowdon from Rhyd-Ddumod/hard8.50
1003★☩Snowdon by the Llanberis Path from Llanberismoderate9.00
2626★☩Snowdon & Garnedd Ugain from Llanberismoderate9.30
1681★☩Moel Eilio & Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis mod/hard10.00
1103★☩Snowdon & Cwm Llan horseshoevery hard13.00
3059★☩Moel Cynghorion & Snowdon from near Llanberisvery hard13.50

Glyders & Tryfan Walks

Walking highlights. The Glyders offer some great walking especially to Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr. Elsewhere the summits of Y Garn and Elidir Fawr offer excellent routes. The Glyders are also home to the iconic peak of Tryfan which can be scaled using scrambling routes or a more gentle approach from Ogwen Cottage. Other great scrambles are available on Bristly Ridge and Y Gribin.

Where to stay - Llanberis, Capel Curig, the Ogwen Valley and Bethesda are convenient bases.

2680★☩Circuit of Llyn Idwal from Ogwen Cottageeasy2.80
3001★☩Tryfan North Ridge from Ogwen Valleyhard3.50
2855★☩Gallt yr Ogof & Braich y Ddeugwmmoderate4.00
1186★☩Y Garn from Ogwen Cottagemod/hard4.50
1137★☩Y Garn (Route 2) from Ogwen Cottagemod/hard4.50
1088★☩Glyder Ridge traverse from Ogwen Valleyhard5.50
1454★☩Glyder Fawr & Glyder Fach from Pen-y-Passmod/hard5.50
1215★☩Tryfan & Llyn Ogwen from Ogwen Valleymod/hard5.50
3026★☩Tryfan & the Eastern Tops from Ogwen Valleyhard5.75
1453★☩Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd & Marchlyn Mawr reservoirmoderate6.00
2417★☩Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Tryfan from Idwal Cottagemod/hard6.50
2650★☩Tryfan, the Glyders & Y Garn from Ogwen Valleyvery hard8.00
3019★☩Y Garn & Carnedd y Filiast Ogwen Cottagehard8.50
2300★☩Glyder Fach from Capel Curigmod/hard11.50
1074★☩The Glyders Traverse from Capel Curigvery hard12.00

Western Carneddau, Ogwen, Bethesda & Capel Curig Walks

Walking Highlights. The Carneddau mountains form the largest area of high ground in Wales. The high summits of Carnedd Llywelyn and Carnedd Dafydd provide superb walking especially if combined with Pen yr Ole Wen and Yr Elen. Many of these Snowdonia walks provide wonderful views to other areas of the National Park.

Where to stay - Capel Curig, the Ogwen Valley and Bethesda are convenient bases.

2766Capel Pinnacle / Y Pincin from Capel Curigeasy1.00
3005Clogwen from Bryntyrch, Capel Curigeasy2.00
1661Crimpiau from Capel Curigeasy/mod4.50
2833★☩Moel Faban, Gyrn & Moel Wnion from Rachub easy/mod5.00
3062★☩Pen yr Ole Wen from from Ogwen Valleymoderate5.00
3056★☩Pen yr Helgi Du from Ogwen Valleymoderate5.50
3051★☩Yr Elen from Gerlanhard6.50
1315★☩Drosgl and Gyrn Wigau from Rachubmoderate7.50
2558★☩Carnedd Dafydd & Pen yr Ole Wen from Bethesdamod/hard8.00
2200★☩Eastern Carneddau from Capel Curigmoderate8.50
3052★☩Yr Elen & Carnedd Dafydd from Gerlanhard9.00
2115★☩Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewellyn & Carnedd Dafyddhard9.50
2902★☩Creigiau Gleision & Llyn Cowlyd from Capel Curigmoderate9.50
1150★☩The High Carneddau from Ogwen Valleyhard10.00
2820★☩Carneddau traverse from Llyn Ogwenmod/hard14.00
1232★☩Carnedd Llewelyn, Llyn Eigiau & Llyn Cowlydhard16.00

Eastern Carneddu, Sychnant Pass, Trefriw & Betws-y-Coed Walks

Walking Highlights. The Eastern Carneddau mountains have much to offer walkers. Access to Cwm Eigiau and the summits in this area offer a contrast to the approach from Ogwen. Walks from Llyn Crafnant and Llyn Cowlyd provide easier hikes. The area around the Sychnant Pass offers less strenuous but rewarding scenic routes.

Where to stay - Conwy, Trefriw, Betws-y-coed and Penmaenmawr are convenient bases.

1435Sychnant Pass, Alltwen, Penmaen-Bach, & Conwy Mountaineasy/mod3.00
2679Circuit of Llyn Crafnant from Trefriweasy3.50
2346★☩Yr Orsedd ridge from near Bont Newyddmoderate4.80
2285Llyn Geirionydd & Llyn Crafnanteasy/mod5.50
2821Melynllyn & Dulyn Reservoir from Llyn Eigiau parking easy/mod5.50
3604Foel Lus & Jubilee Path from Sychnant Pass easy/mod5.90
2497Druid Circle, Moelfre and Foel Lus from Penmaenmawreasy/mod6.00
1332Gwydir ForestLakes from Tyn Llwyneasy/mod6.50
1037Two lakes of the Gwydir Forest - Llyn Elsi and Llyn Parc from Betws-y-Coedeasy/mod6.50
2638Craig Eigiau, Melynilyn & Dulyn Resrs nr. Tal-y-Bontmoderate7.00
2608Crimpiau & Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Crafnantmoderate7.50
2542Foel Grach & Llyn Eigiaumoderate8.50
1635Garnedd Uchaf & Llyn Eigiau from near Tal-y-Bontmod/hard9.00
3020★☩Aber Falls, Foel-fras & Drum from Abergwyngregynmod/hard9.00
2592★☩Llyn Geirionydd & Llyn Bychan from Llyn Crafnantmoderate9.50
3047★☩The Carneddau from Llyn Eigiauhard10.00
3061★☩Eastern Carneddau from near Rowenmod/hard10.50
3021★☩Northern Carneddau from Abergwyngregynmod/hard12.00
2547★☩Carnedd Llewelyn from near Rowenmod/hard12.00
2536★☩Llyn Crafnant, Capel Curig & Llyn Colwyd from Trefriwmod/hard13.00

Moelwyns, Moel Siabod & Cnicht Walks

Walking Highlights. The Moelwyns, with their rich industrial heritage, offer excellent walks. Cnicht (or the Knight) is an excellent objective. Moel Siabod provides some good scrambling (avoidable) and great views to Snowdon and other mountains of Snowdonia. Care with navigation is essential and there is some soft ground in this area.

Where to stay - Capel Curig, Beddgelert, Croesor and Blaenau Ffestiniog are convenient bases.

3074Mynydd Sygun from Beddgelert moderate4.50
1151★☩Moel Siabod from Pont Cyfynghard5.50
1426Aberglaslyn and Cwm Bychan from Beddgelerteasy/mod5.75
2150Llyn Dinas and Cwm Bychan from Beddgelerteasy/mod6.00
2919★☩Moel Siabod & Capel Curig moderate6.00
1127★☩Cnicht from Croesormoderate6.25
3402Moel Siabod circular from Pont Cyfyngmoderate6.50
3035★☩The Moelwyns from Croesormod/hard7.50
1334Cnicht from Tanygrisiaumoderate8.00
1422★☩Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor moderate8.00
3024★☩North West of Blaenau Ffestiniog from Crimea Passmod/hard8.50
3058Llyn yr Adar & Llyn Edno from near Bethaniamoderate9.00
1010★☩Cnicht, Moel Druman & Allt-fawr from Croesormoderate10.00
1515Tops and Tarns of the Moelwyns from Bethaniamod/hard11.00

Moel Hebog & Nantlle Ridge Walks

Walking Highlights. Moel Hebog rises above Beddgelert and is a great walk. It can be combined with Moel yr Ogof and Moel Lefn to make a longer day in the hills. The Nantlle Ridge is a great Snowdonia walk and for many the finest ridge walk in Wales.

Where to stay - Beddgelert, Nantlle and Rhyd-Ddu are convenient bases.

1131Mynydd Mawr & Froneasy/mod4.00
1799Moel Hebog from Beddgelertmoderate5.50
2590★☩Nantlle Ridge Walk from Rhyd Ddu (Route A)moderate6.00
3117Garnedd Goch via Cwm Silyn (Two Lakes Walk)moderate6.00
1951★☩Mynydd Mawr from Rhyd-Ddumoderate6.00
2560★☩Moel Hebog, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Lefn from Beddgelertmod/hard6.50
1988★☩Beddgelert, Moel Hebog, Meol yr Ogof & Moel Lefnmod/hard6.75
3231★☩Moel Hebog, Meol yr Ogof and Moel Lefn from Beddgelertmod/hard6.75
3060★☩Moel Lefn & Moel yr Ogof from Cwm Pennantmoderate7.00
3509★☩Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd Ddu (Route B)mod/hard8.25

Rhinogs Walks

Walking Highlights. The Rhinog mountains offer contrasting terrain. Rhinog Fawr and Rhinog Fach are rocky with tough walking. In contrast the smooth grassy slopes of Y Llethr and Diffwys provide easier walking with great views.

Where to stay - Harlech, Llanbedr, Duffryn-Ardudwy and Barmouth are convenient bases.

1194Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy from Cwm Nantcoleasy4.50
1191★☩Rhinog Fawr & Gloyw Lyn from Cwm Bychanmod/hard5.00
1173★☩Moel Ysgyfarnogod & Foel Penolaumoderate6.50
2544★☩Rhinog Fach circular from Coed y Breninmoderate8.00
1036★☩Rhinog Fach & Y Llethr from Craigddu Isafmoderate9.00
1746★☩Bwlch y Rhiwgyr & Pont Scethinmoderate9.80
1193★☩Y Llethr & Diffwys from Dyffryn Ardudwymod/hard11.50
2713★☩Traverse of the Northern Rhinogs from Trawsfynyddmod/hard14.00
3227★☩Rhinog Fawr and tarns from Bronabermod/hard15.00

Cadair Idris Walks

Walking Highlights. Cadair Idris is a popular mountain with a number of routes to its summit and can be easily combined with other 'tops' on the ridge.The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau is an easy route offering some great views and easy walking. Finally the Cregennen Lakes make a wonderful objective with the route starting from Barmouth.

Where to stay - Dolgellau, Barmouth, Tywyn and Abergynolwyn are convenient bases.

2334The Torrent Walk near Dolgellaueasy1.60
1851★☩Cregennen Lakes & Pared y Cefn-hireasy/mod2.50
1646The Precipice Walk from near Dolgellaueasy3.50
3317Happy Valley Circulareasy4.20
3230Tarrenhendre from Abergynolwyneasy/mod5.00
2668Cadair Idris, Craig Cau and Cyfrwy by the Pony Pathmod/hard5.25
1647Mawddach Bridge and Arthog from Barmoutheasy5.40
3582Castell y Bere & Llanfihangel-y-pennant from Abergynolwyn easy/mod5.70
1204★☩Cadair Idris Minffordd Pathmod/hard6.00
1643Llanfihangel-y-pennant & Castell y Bere from Abergynolwyneasy/mod6.80
1309Tarren y Gesail from Abergynolwynmoderate8.00
2450Llynnau Cregennen & Mawddach Estuary from Arthogmoderate8.40
3229Mawddach circular from Arthog near Fairbournemoderate9.00
2707★☩Tyrrau Mawr and Craig-y-llyn from Llanfihangel-y-pennantmoderate9.50
2570★☩Cadair Idris from Llanfihangel-y-pennantmod/hard10.00
1644★☩Cregennen Lakes from Barmouthmoderate11.00
2100★☩Circuit of Cadair Idris from Minfforddmod/hard11.00
1107Waun Oer and Maesglase near Dinas Mawddwymod/hard11.00
1172★☩Cadair Idris by the Pony Pathmod/hard11.00

Arans & Lake Bala Walks

Walking Highlights. Aran Fawddwy is the highest peak in Southern Snowdonia and an ascent is a straightforward walk. It can be combined with Aran Benllyn and Glasgwm to make a longer day in the mountains.

Where to stay - Bala, Dolgellau and Dinas Mawddwy are convenient bases.

2059Castell Carndochan near Balaeasy/mod2.50
3055Glasgwm from Cwm Cywarchmoderate4.50
2055Moel Emoel from near Balamoderate6.00
1190★☩Aran Fawddwy from Cwm Cywarchmod/hard7.50
2937★☩Aran Fawddwy northern approach from Esgair-gawr farmmod/hard8.40
3017★☩Aran Benllyn & Aran Fawddwy from Llanuwchllynmod/hard10.00
1255★☩The Aran Ridge from Cwm Cywarchhard11.20
1400★☩The Arans from Cwm Cywarchhard14.00

Arenigs Walks

Walking Highlights. The Arenig mountains lie to the north of Bala. Arenig Fawr is the highest of the group with a straightforward ascent. The less visited summits of Rhobell Fawr and Ddualt see few walkers but require careful navigation.

Where to stay - Bala is the most convenient base.

2551★☩Rhobell Fawr from near Rhydymainmoderate5.70
2302★☩Arenig Fawr from Arenig near Llyn Celynmoderate8.00
2811★☩Rhobell Fawr and Ddualt from near Rhydymainmoderate8.50
1499★☩Rhobell Fawr and Dduallt from Llanfachrethmoderate12.00

Snowdonia Challenge Route Walks

Walking Highlights. This Challenge Route is a serious undertaking if completed in a day. However many walkers choose to complete the walk over two days. Certainly not a route for novices and the hardest Snowdonia walk listed on this page!

3002Welsh Three-Thousanders from Pen-y-Passsevere31.50

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Snowdonia/Eryri Guide

Walking in TSnowdonia (Eryri) National Park is much more than the highest mountain in England and Wales. Mainly mountainous, it encompasses a large area of beautiful and often spectacular wild landscapes. Located in North Wales, the National Park offers a tremendous variety of walks with many challenging mountain routes.
Snowdonia Walking Guide

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