'Snowdonia is a great place to come walking and we have a network of walks for people of all abilities. Whether you want the challenge of ascending Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, or prefer one of our leisurely walks along the coastline, you’re guaranteed breathtaking scenery and diverse landscapes.'
Access to details of some 250 Walks, including - alongside the usual classification of the Walks as 'Easy', 'Moderate', 'Strenuous/Challenging' - a small group of 'Seriously Challenging' Walks: 'Experienced hillwalkers only, some may involve scrambling'.
'Serves as a venue for guided walks, meetings and workshops for specialists, academics and interested amateurs. At the same time the general public has free and unlimited access throughout the year.'
'It is possible to go for a walk on the shores of "Afon Heulyn", the Menai Strait, or across the fields towards Bethel. Or, what about a circular route around the village using parts of "Lon Las" and the village's public footpaths. In Allt Gam and Penrallt you can feel as though you're in the middle of the country whilst in the centre of the village ...'
'A guide to 30 great day walks in Snowdonia, suitable for families and newcomers to mountain walking ... By starting on the easier routes and working up through the grades, the book provides a good introduction for families and newcomers to mountain walking. Equally there are enough splendid outings in high mountain scenery to satisfy the most enthusiastic mountain lover.'
Best Day Walks in Snowdonia John Gillham (Frances Lincoln, 2012)
'A "character building" walk of steep climbs that rewards you with the best views in North Wales.'
'By following the Llŷn Coastal Path you can enjoy the splendour of the area’s diverse landscape: there are small coves and wide expanses of sand, rugged cliffs, ever changeable seas, small harbours and wild heath land. You will be walking in the footsteps of the early pilgrims and experience an area that has history and culture deep in the soil. You will also experience countryside rich in wildlife.'
The Lleyn Peninsula Coastal Path: A Walking and Cycle Touring Guide John Cantrell (Cicerone, 2006)
Details of the Llanberis Path, PYG Track and Miners Track, Rhyd Ddu Path, Snowdon Ranger Path, and the Watkin Path.
'The mountainous terrain on Snowdon can become challenging with steep gradients, rocky paths and some scrambling required. Exceptional care should be taken when attempting these paths in winter conditions as the ground underfoot can become treacherous and should not be attempted by novice walkers ...'
'Snowdonia is immersed in archaeological history and within the boundaries of the National Park there are sites of archaeological interest showing how people inhabited the area through the years. There are a number of key areas where visitors and locals can trace archaeological developments and see for themselves the historical importance assigned to this area ... ' Note Link replaced as that from Snowdonia National Park Authority seems no longer accessible.
'A selection of walks we believe are suitable for families. With the exception of the Mawddach Trail, they are all under 3 miles long and on average, take between one and three hours to complete. There are some also suitable for pushchairs.'
Child Friendly Mountains [Visit Wales]
'In April 2002, the Snowdonia National Park established two Local Access Forums – one for the North, and one (jointly with Gwynedd Council) for the South of the National Park. The Forums were established in accordance with Regulations issued by Welsh Assembly Government and guidance from the Countryside Council for Wales. Membership is equally balanced between land management and recreation interests. Meetings are open to the public. The Membership must be reappointed every three years, in accordance with the Regulations. This was done in April 2014, and the process will be repeated early in 2017.'
'If you're looking for walks where accessibility is a key factor and perhaps distance is also an important consideration, then these accessible walks should address both. Whether you're looking for a long walk such as the Mawddach Trail or a short stroll along the Traeth Benar boardwalk, what these walks have in common is that they have been designed with accessibility in mind ...'
'This Site contains a selection of walks in Snowdonia along with wet weather ideas, a hill recognition quiz and tips on mountain safety.'
'A beginner's guide to safely climbing the highest mountain in England and Wales.'
'This is thought to be one of the most hard going paths up Snowdon, as it starts only a little above sea level. The path starts off wide and quite even, but becomes rocky towards the second half, and then crosses loose scree.'
'A good challenge for any fit walker which also is one of the best walks in Snowdownia. The route ascends all the peaks over 3000 feet starting with Snowdon (Yr Wydffa) and finishing with Foel Fras in the Carneddau.'
The Welsh 3000s Challenge : 'You don't need to be a fell runner. Many people walk this. However, it's extremely tough, and is a big step up from something like the "Three Peaks Challenge". It's only suitable for very fit and experienced mountain walkers.'
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