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Walks in Snowdonia
Mount Snowdon
Looking to the higher reaches of Snowdon from the Miners Track ascent

Snowdonia is a great place for fell walking, not dissimilar to the Lake District. I first visited the Snowdonia national park in the summer of 2002 for a five day stay accompanied by my brother Dave and good friend Steve. Naturally our major goal was an ascent of Snowdon itself but as we wanted to do it in good weather it turned out to be the final day before we actually made it onto the mountain. Snowdonia can be a wet place and only on our first and last days did it stay dry. What the unreliable weather did do for us was make us search out walks that highlighted the varied aspects of park and so you will find on these pages high level walks on super mountains in the Tryfan, Rhyd-Ddu and Snowdon ones plus a couple of interesting low level ones around Beddgelert and Llanrwst. All five walks were enjoyable and all in a variety of locations to suit the daily weather conditions. When it was wet we kept relatively low and when it was dry we tried to climb high. The result is a good variety of walks and I do hope you enjoy reading about them. Since then I have revisited Wales often so new walks in Snowdonia will regularly arrive into these pages.

Moderate Walks:
Tryfan Llyn Bochlwyd, a small lake and Tryfan, a great hill make for a great walk with lots of great views.
Beddgelert If its a wet day this low level walk to Beddgelert, Pass Of Aberglaslyn and Llyn Dinas is a nice alternative.
Y Garn and Nantlle Ridge A stiff climb of Y Garn to start with, then part of the Nantlle ridge before taking it easy visiting some old mine workings.
Llanrwst and Betws-Y-Coed Riverside and forest walking from Llanrwst to Betws-Y-Coed with a nice tarn to visit on the return leg.
Hard Walks:
Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain & Snowdon The classic crossing of the Snowdon Massif by way of three Welsh 3,000s. Crib Goch is quite a challenge so treat with respect.
Cadair Idris Second only to Mount Snowdon in terms of popularity, Cadair Idris is a jewel and this walk is the ideal way to appreciate its grandeur.
Snowdon from Pen-y-Pass Quite simply a classic mountain walk. This one goes up the Miners Path and down to Llanberis.
Conwy Mountain, Tal y Fan, Drum, Foel-fras, Garnedd Uchaf, Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn & Carnedd Dafydd A walk of near 18 miles and 1,855 metres of ascent but not as hard as it appears. Climbing is consistent and once halfway the rest of the walk is a high level delight. Views are amazing throughout.
Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr Unreservedly this one of my best days out ever on the mountains. A very challenging walk with lots of scrambling.
Snowdon from Rhyd Ddu This route up Snowdon avoids all the crowds walking from Pen-y-pass or Llanberis. Penned by Adam Gallimore its a beauty.

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