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Visiting Snowdonia

Miners' Track, Snowdon


Snapshot of Snowdonia

These routes have been designed to give you a snapshot of the special qualities of Snowdonia. There are four car routes with easy to follow directions, including road numbers. We have also included images of what are likely to see on your journey and information about places you will pass along the route.

The routes show you when to stop and enjoy the view. For more detailed information on the places on these routes, please call in at one of our Information Centres.

Aber Falls, Abergwyngregyn

The North Coast

Begin your journey at Abergwyngregyn village, and make your way up the Aber valley, to the 'Aber Falls' car park, adjacent to the Rhaeadr Fawr (Aber Falls) path.

Distance: 14.4 miles (one way)

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Craig y Deryn from Castell y Bere

Mountains and Coast

Begin your journey from Aberdyfi village, on the A493, travelling through Tywyn. You will see Craig yr Aderyn (Bird Rock)on the left in the distance. The rock is named 'Bird Rock' as it is a popular roosting spot for cormorants. This rock has a distinctive shape, and is a popular attraction for climbers. The path to the top of the rock not easily accessible.

Distance: 67 miles / 107.8 KM (Round Trip)

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Capel Curig

Slate and Copper

Starting from Betws y Coed Welcome Centre (SH 795 565), follow the A5 out of the village, in the direction of Capel Curig, passing Rhaeadr Ewynnog (Swallow Falls). You can stop here and visit the Falls, as there is now an accessible path leading to it. Two miles further ahead on the A5, you can visit Tŷ Hyll (Ugly House)

Distance: 38.6 miles / 62.1 KM (Round Trip)

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Plas Tan y Bwlch


Start your journey from the National Park Authority car park at Llyn Cwellyn (SH 564 551), which lies between Rhyd Ddu and Betws Garmon. From the car park, follow the boardwalk which leads through the grove at the lake’s shore, which is accessible, and gives the opportunity for you to enjoy some of Snowdonia’s most pleasant views. This trail has facilities for all (‘grasscrete’ car park and toilets). The boardwalk will be extended in Winter 2007-08.

Distance: 21 miles

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