Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch

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Route Grading

Easy Access for All

Suitable for People of all abilities, including people with conventional wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Terrain: Largely flat even surfaces, with no steps or steep sections.
Recommended footwear: Comfortable shoes or trainers.
Typical routes: Access for all Walks

Easy

Suitable for: People of most ages and fitness levels, and most ‘All Terrain Mobility Scooters’.
Terrain: Well formed track or path, may be some steps, gently undulating.
Recommended footwear: Trainers or comfortable walking shoes.
Typical routes: Easy Walks

Leisurely

Suitable for: People with a reasonable/moderate levels of fitness.
Terrain: May include un-surfaced and undulating rural paths, with a possibility of some steps.
Recommended footwear: Walking boots and waterproof clothing recommended.
Typical routes: Leisurely Walks

Moderate

Suitable for: Walks for people with some countryside walking experience and a reasonable level of fitness.
Terrain: Will include some steep or un-surfaced paths in open countryside.
Recommended footwear and clothing: Walking boots and waterproofs essential.
Typical routes: Moderate Walks

Hard/Strenuous

Suitable for: People with experience of hill walking and a good level of fitness. Navigation skills essential.
Terrain: Will include steep hills and rough country. May include some sections of scrambling.
Recommended footwear and clothing: Full hill walking gear essential, including map. Specialist equipment may be required under winter conditions [link to winter skills page].
Typical routes: Hard Strenuous Walks

Extreme: Technical route/scramble

Suitable for: Route for experienced and very fit mountaineers with good technical & navigational skills. Not for inexperienced walkers.
Terrain: Mountain terrain which will most likely require scrambling and potential use of ropes.
Recommended footwear and clothing: Full hill walking gear essential. Specialist equipment may be required, especially under winter conditions [link to winter skills page].
Typical routes: NA

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