Hard Strenuous Walks
Whether you want to ascend one of the six paths up Snowdon or tackle Cader Idris in southern Snowdonia, on a clear day, the panoramic views seen from the summits are unbeatable!
These paths can be very demanding in places. The mountainous terrain can become challenging with steep gradients, rocky paths and some scrambling required. Exceptional care should be taken when attempting these paths in winter conditions as the ground underfoot can become treacherous and should not be attempted by novice walkers. You should look out for loose scree and steep slopes if undertaking these walks. Always remember to wear appropriate clothing and footwear before venturing out into the mountains and check the weather forecast before you set off. Please read our Mountain Safety Advice before venturing out on the mountain
PYG Track, Snowdon - Hard Strenuous Walk
This is the most rugged and challenging of the six paths up Snowdon, which leads along the foothills of Crib Goch. The route up Crib Goch and along the ridge is extremely dangerous and should not be attempted by novice walkers.
Distance: 7 miles - 11 Km (there & back)« more details
Snowdon Ranger Path - Hard Strenuous Walk
This path up Snowdon is thought to be the earliest of the six main routes to the summit. Before the road through Llanberis Pass was built, men lugged copper ore from the Britannia Copper Mine on Snowdon up the eastern side of the mountain to Bwlch Glas.
Distance: 8 miles - 13Km (there & back)« more details
Llanfihangel y Pennant Path, Cader Idris - Hard Strenuous Walk
This is the easiest of the footpaths up Cader Idris, but at over five miles, it is the longest. The path approaches Cader Idris from the head of the Dysynni valley, and gently climbs up to join the Pony Path at the top of Rhiw Gwredydd.
Distance: 10 miles - 16Km (there & back)« more details
Crimpiau, Capel Curig - Hard Strenuous Walk
Want to explore the highlands of Snowdonia but don’t want to venture up the highest peaks? How about walking this circular route to the summit of Crimpiau near Capel Curig in the north of the National Park? From this tranquil spot you will enjoy magnificent views of the Snowdon horseshoe and Mymbyr valley, the Ogwen valley and Llyn Crafnant.
Distance: 3.5 miles - 6km (circular walk)« more details