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Walking – Snowdonia and North Wales

On this page (click to see) – Long Distance Footpaths     Walks and Strolls    Walks (not easy walks)   Useful Walking Websites     Walking Events in the Snowdonia and North Wales

I do not have the resources to list and detail the many walks available in Snowdonia however I have set out a number of useful web links for walking routes, suggestions and information.

The area is well served by easy walks and challenging ones, please select a route according to your limitations and be properly equipped, the right clothes, food, water etc this can be the difference between a pleasant walk and a Mountain Rescue call out. Mobile phone coverage is patchy so don’t count on being able to call for help, prepare and have a wonderful, safe and memorable time in this lovely part of the world. (Health and Safety lecture over)

Long Distance Footpaths

Taith Ardudwy Way – 23 miles from Barmouth in the south to Llandecwyn in the north

Brenig Way – 32 miles from Corwen to Llyn Brenig
see –

Cistercian Way – 602 miles – The Cistercian Way takes in most of Wales

Clwydian Way – a 122 mile circular long distance footpath across North Wales

Clywedog Trail – 17 miles – from Minera Lead Mines to King’s Mill (Nr Wrexham)

Dee Valley Way– 15 miles between Corwen and Llangollen

Edge of Wales Walk – 47 miles around the Llŷn Coastal Path in 9 managable sections.

Four Valleys Path – 18 miles through the Nantlle, Gwyrfai, Padarn and Ogwen valleys

Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path – 125 miles, follows much of coastline around the island

Maelor Way – 24 miles from Grindley Brook to Bronygarth

The Llŷn Coastal Path – 91 miles from Caernarfon to Porthmadog

Wat’s Dyke Way – 61 miles from Llanymynech in Powys to Holywell in Flintshire


Walks and Strolls

Chirk to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct / Llangollen – Chirk to the Aqueduct and back if probably ok for those with children (with Chirck and Pontcysyllte Aqueducts and the Chirk tunnel (over 1000ft long require torches) good view changing scenery – it is easy going all the way to Llangollen but is about 9 miles one way see –

Hiraethog Trails – 6 walking routes around Llyn Brenig and Llyn Alwen, Hiraethogon

Horseshoe Falls to Llangollen – 2mles (3Km) – flat, easy path – The Horseshoe Falls are a semicircular weir designed by the famous engineer Thomas Telford to supply water to the Llangollen canal – see

Moel Famau Circular – 5.5 miles easy – moderate – An exhilarating and varied walk following the wooded Leete path from Loggerheads, climbing to the summit of Moel Famau.

Nantcol Waterfalls – four different walks, all walks start from the Car Park and eventually bring you back to your starting point. see

The Alwen Trail – 7.5 miles (11 Km) easy-to-follow, waymarked, circular route around the Alwen Reservoir
for more info see

The Mawddach Trail – 9.5 miles from Dolgellau to Barmouth (walk or cycle)


Walks (not so easy walks)

North Berwyn Way – 15 miles a challenging route for experienced walkers, climbs the wild North Berwyn Mountains


Useful Walking Websites

A number of walks in and around the area are to be found on – All the Walking routes up Snowdon (and more) – Walking routes – Snowdon / North Wales – details of many walks in the county – details of many walks in the county – find a walk (with accommodation) is a general walking info website provides info on walks accessible to those with wheelchairs and buggies. – walking – a selection of walks on the Llŷn Peninsula


Walking Events in the Snowdonia and North Wales


Prestatyn and Clwydian Range Walking Festival – 17th – 19th May 2013

Anglesey Walking Festival – June 2013 to be confirmed

Conwy’s Walking Week – July 2013 to be confirmed

Barmouth Walking Festival – September to be confirmed

Snowdonia Walking Festival – Oct 2013 to be confirmed


for other walking festival in England and Wales see

Long Distance Footpaths     Walks and Strolls    Walks (not easy walks)   Useful Walking Websites     Walking Events in the Snowdonia and North Wales


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