Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch


Walk of the Month

We want you to make the most of what Snowdonia has to offer, and what better way to do this than by walking one of our promoted routes? There are walks to suit all levels of ability and interests – from challenging mountain walks to low level circular walks through native woodlands. One thing you can be sure of on each and every one is exquisite scenery!

With so many walks to choose from – how do you decide which one?! Are there any which are more suitable for a particular time of year? Which walks highlight the best of what nature has to offer? Why not let our Wardens decide for you?

Every month we will feature one of our Wardens’ favourite walks so that you can be sure to enjoy Snowdonia at its best! Remember to come back here every month to see where we will be taking you next!

Abergwynant Woods - 1 August 2018

Grade: Moderate

Distance: Around 9km

Time: Around 2-3 hours

Terrain: Some steep and uneven sections

This wonderful woodland on the edge of the Mawddach estuary is one of Snowdonia’s hidden gems! You can explore this native woodland of oak and ash trees and enjoy the sound of birdsong along a network of waymarked routes.

Abergwynant Woods has been in the ownership of the Snowdonia National Park Authority for over 20 years. During this time a great deal of conservation work, including Rododendron clearance has been undertaken in order to bring the woodland back to its former fertile state.

Over the past year various services within the Authority have worked closely to develop the woodland’s recreational opportunities and interpretation. Today there are three waymarked circular walks offering wonderful views of the Mawddach estuary and Cader Idris. As the path winds between native oak and ash trees, keep an eye out for sculptures of the sparrow hawk, owls and a frog.

Gethin Corps (Area Warden)

Archived Walks

Nant Gwynant Circular

Nant Gwynant Circular - 1 July 2018

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 9 kilometres / 5½ miles

Time: Around 3-4 hours

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Mynydd Cefn Ddwy Graig and Rhos-y-gwaliau

Mynydd Cefn Ddwy Graig and Rhos-y-gwaliau - 1 June 2018

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 8km / 5 miles

Time: 2.5 hours

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Penamnen Walk

Penamnen Walk - 1 May 2018

Grade: Moderate Leisure Walk

Distance: 6 miles

Time: 3 hours

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Fron Feuno Circular

Fron Feuno Circular - 1 April 2018

Grade: Leisure Walk

Distance: 2 miles

Time: 2 hours

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Llanfairfechan Historical Trail

Llanfairfechan Historical Trail - 1 March 2018

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 7 Km / 4.5 Miles

Time: 4 hours

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Torrent Walk

Torrent Walk - 1 February 2018

Grade: Moderate Walk

Distance: 2½ miles - 4 km

Time: Around 1-2 hours

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Tan y Bwlch Circular

Tan y Bwlch Circular - 1 January 2018

Grade: Leisurely

Distance: 5 Km / 3 miles

Time: 2 – 3 hours

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Graigddu Circular

Graigddu Circular - 1 October 2017

Grade: The short circular – Coed Graigddu – Leisure / The long circular – Bwlch Drws Ardudwy - Moderate

Distance: 3 miles (the short circular – Coed Graigddu) / 4 miles (the long circular – Bwlch Drws Ardudwy)

Time: 2 / 3 hours

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Bala - Lake, River & Town

Bala - Lake, River & Town - 1 December 2017

Grade: Leisure

Distance: 2 miles – 3.25km

Time: 1.5 hours

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Llyn Llydaw Walk

Llyn Llydaw Walk - 1 November 2017

Grade: Leisure (Moderate)

Distance: 3.2km (4.6km to Llyn Glaslyn)

Time: 1.5 - 2 hours (3 - 4 hours to Llyn Glaslyn)

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Fisherman's Path, Cwm Bychan

Fisherman's Path, Cwm Bychan - 1 September 2017

Grade: Hard Leisure Walk

Distance: 6 miles - 10 km

Time: Around 4-6 hours

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Llyn Gwernan

Llyn Gwernan - 1 August 2017

Grade: Leisure

Distance: 1 mile

Time: 1 hour

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Aber Falls Path

Aber Falls Path - 1 July 2017

Grade: Accessible Walk (some steep sections)

Distance: 2.5 miles - 3.2km

Time: 2 hours

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Farchynys Path - Woodland Walk

Farchynys Path - Woodland Walk - 6 January 2017

Grade: Moderate Leisure Walk

Distance: 1 mile - 2 km

Time: Around 1 hour

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Lôn Gwyrfai

Lôn Gwyrfai - 1 February 2017

Grade: Moderate Leisure Route

Distance: 4½ miles - 7 km

Time: Around 3 hours

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Craig y Fron

Craig y Fron - 1 March 2017

Grade: Moderate Leisure Walk

Distance: About 3 miles (4.5Km)

Time: About 2 hours

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Penamnen Walk

Penamnen Walk - 1 April 2017

Grade: Moderate Leisure Walk

Distance: 6 miles

Time: 3 hours

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Croesor Circular Walk

Croesor Circular Walk - 1 May 2017

Grade: Moderate Leisure Walk

Distance: 3.5 miles / 5.5km

Time: About 3-4 hours

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Minffordd Path

Minffordd Path - 1 June 2017

Grade: Hard Mountain Walk

Distance: 6 miles - 10 km (there & back)

Time: Around 5 hours (there & back)

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