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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
see www.taithardudwyway.com

Brenig Way – 32 miles from Corwen to Llyn Brenig
see – www.denbighshirecountryside.org.uk

Cistercian Way – 602 miles – The Cistercian Way takes in most of Wales
see cistercian-way.newport.ac.uk

Clwydian Way – a 122 mile circular long distance footpath across North Wales
see www.clwydianway.co.uk

Clywedog Trail – 17 miles – from Minera Lead Mines to King’s Mill (Nr Wrexham)
see www.wrexham.gov.uk

Dee Valley Way– 15 miles between Corwen and Llangollen
see www.deevalleywalks.com

Edge of Wales Walk – 47 miles around the Llŷn Coastal Path in 9 managable sections.
see www.edgeofwaleswalk.co.uk

Four Valleys Path – 18 miles through the Nantlle, Gwyrfai, Padarn and Ogwen valleys
see www.walkingnorthwales.co.uk

Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path – 125 miles, follows much of coastline around the island
see www.visitanglesey.co.uk

Maelor Way – 24 miles from Grindley Brook to Bronygarth
see www.gps-routes.co.uk

The Llŷn Coastal Path – 91 miles from Caernarfon to Porthmadog
see www.gwynedd.gov.uk

Wat’s Dyke Way – 61 miles from Llanymynech in Powys to Holywell in Flintshire
see www.watsdykeway.org

 

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 – www.canalcuttings.co.uk

Hiraethog Trails – 6 walking routes around Llyn Brenig and Llyn Alwen, Hiraethogon
see www.hiraethog.org.uk

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 www.deevalleywalks.com

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.
see www.walkingnorthwales.co.uk

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

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

The Mawddach Trail – 9.5 miles from Dolgellau to Barmouth (walk or cycle)
see www.mawddachtrail.co.uk

 

Walks (not so easy walks)

North Berwyn Way – 15 miles a challenging route for experienced walkers, climbs the wild North Berwyn Mountains
see www.denbighshirecountryside.org.uk

 

Useful Walking Websites

A number of walks in and around the area are to be found on

www.walkupsnowdon.co.uk – All the Walking routes up Snowdon (and more)

www.walkeryri.org.uk – Walking routes – Snowdon / North Wales

www.conwy.gov.uk – details of many walks in the county

www.denbighshirecountryside.org.uk – details of many walks in the county

www.walkingnorthwales.co.uk – find a walk (with accommodation)

www.rambleon.org.uk is a general walking info website

www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk provides info on walks accessible to those with wheelchairs and buggies.

www.llyn.info – walking – a selection of walks on the Llŷn Peninsula

     www.walkingbritain.co.uk      www.walkingenglishman.com

 

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 www.rambleon.org.uk/events/

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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