Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch

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Moderate Walks

Many of our moderate walks are circular and vary from a few hours’ walking to an all day outing. They are a great opportunity to see the Snowdonia National Park without having to compete with undulating terrain or venture onto our more challenging paths. Although our leisure walks are less demanding, the terrain can vary according to location. When starting out on one of these walks, be prepared for farmland, rough footpaths, tarmac roads, streams, marshes and some steep sections. These walks are great for the whole family. A good pair of walking boots and suitable clothing is recommended.

Cwm Idwal

Cwm Idwal, Ogwen - Moderate Walk

Cwm Idwal is a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Llyn Idwal is 800 metres long and 300 metres wide.

Distance: 3 miles - 5Km

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Panorama Walk

Panorama Walk, Barmouth - Moderate Walk

On this varied and beautiful walk you can enjoy some of the most spectacular views in Snowdonia! Visitors have been walking parts of this walk since the Victorian period enjoying the splendid views of the Mawddach estuary, of the Cader Idris range and of the Cardigan Bay.

Distance: 4 miles - 6.5 km

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Precipice Walk, Dolgellau

Precipice Walk, Dolgellau - Moderate Walk

This circular walk does not follow a public footpath but a private walk over a particularly beautiful part of the Nannau estate, which dates back to the twelfth century.

Distance: 3 miles - 5 km

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Torrent Walk, Dolgellau

Torrent Walk, Dolgellau - Moderate Walk

This circular path is one of the most popular paths in the Dolgellau area and it follows the river Clywedog through its striking gorge.

Distance: 2½ miles - 4 km

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Llyn Tegid, Bala

Llyn Tegid, Y Bala - North - Moderate Walk

This walk leads along the northern hills above Llyn Tegid, offering striking views of the Arenig mountain and open countryside.

Distance: About 6 miles - 10 Km

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Llyn Tegid, Bala

Llyn Tegid, Y Bala - South - Moderate Walk

This walk leads along the southern hills above Llyn Tegid, offering striking views of the lake and open countryside.

Distance: About 7.5 miles - 12 Km

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Cwm Bychan

Fisherman's Path and Cwm Bychan - Moderate Walk

This circular walk starts in the picturesque village of Beddgelert and follows the River Glaslyn, climbs up through Cwm Bychan before descending to Llyn Dinas and returning back along the Glaslyn to Beddgelert.

Distance: 6 miles - 10 km

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Abergwynant Woods

Abergwynant Woods - Moderate Walk

This walk takes in part of the beautiful Mawddach Trail which is a 9 mile (15km) walk from Dolgellau to Barmouth, and also the lovely woodland at Abergwynant.

Distance: 4 miles - 6 km

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Dôl-goch Gorge, Tywyn

Dôl-goch, Tywyn - Moderate Walk

There is an interesting and varied woodland in the humid gorge facing north-west. The wood has seen little grazing over the years and there is therefore an unusually luxuriant variety of plants to be seen here including honeysuckle, ivy and several fern species.

Distance: 2 miles - 3 km

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Farchynys Walk, Dolgellau

Farchynys Walk, Dolgellau - Moderate Walk

Farchynys woodland is owned by the Snowdonia National Park Authority and is situated in a beautiful spot near the river Mawddach.

Distance: 1 mile - 2 km

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Foel Caerynwch Path, Dolgellau

Foel Caerynwch Path, Dolgellau - Moderate Walk

This circular walk rises 175m (570 feet) and takes you to the summit of Foel Caerynwch from the village of Brithdir.

Distance: 2 miles - 3 km

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Craig y Ddinas Walk

Craig y Ddinas Walk - Moderate Walk

Craig y Ddinas is an Iron Age Hillfort situated on an isolated rock at 350m above sea level and boasts a very dramatic location with wonderful views of the sea and the mountains.

Distance: Linear route 4 miles - 6 Km

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Llanfairfechan Trail

Llanfairfechan Trail - Moderate Walk

This circular walk is an archaeological treat and takes you up to the foothills of the Carneddau mountain range where there is a wealth of archaeological features from the Stone Age.

Distance: 4.5 miles - 7.5 km

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Bwlch Drws Ardudwy

Bwlch Drws Ardudwy - Moderate Walk

The longer of two walks in the area, this circular route (a moderate graded walk) will lead you towards Bwlch Drws Ardudwy, which is the gap between Rhinog Fawr and Rhinog Fach. This walk gives you the opportunity to experience the rugged Rhinogydd National Nature Reserve, before leading you back to the Graigddu woodland. Many say that the Rhinogydd is one of the last true wilderness in Wales, and once you’re there it’s easy to see why.

Distance: 4 miles - 7 km (circular walk)

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Mawddach Estuary

Clogau, Bontddu - Moderate Walk

The walk takes you up to the old Clogau gold mines where there are lovely views of the mountains of Southern Snowdonia and of the Mawddach estuary. The Clogau mines were the largest and the most productive in the area.

Distance: 4 miles - 6.5 Km

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Cnicht

Croesor Circular Walk - Moderate Walk

How about a walk offering beautiful views of land and sea? This circular walk will take you down from the remote village of Croesor on the foothills of Cnicht, to the lowlands near the Glaslyn estuary, before following Afon Croesor back up to Croesor.

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Glyn Aran, Dolgellau

Glyn Aran Walk, Dolgellau - Moderate Walk

This is a circular walk from the historic market town of Dolgellau, which allows the walker to enjoy panoramic views of the town and of the northern slopes of the Cader Idris range.

Distance: about 2.5 miles - 4 km

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