Walker Friendly Accommodation Snowdonia

Lake - Snowdon

Whether you are walking coast, mountains, valleys or hills in North Wales you will enjoy superb scenery and amazing views.

You will find lots of information in your property, including books and maps to help you plan your next walk.

Snowdonia has been renowned for walking since Victorian times. There are plenty of paths on Snowdon, but the surrounding mountains are often quieter and equally spectacular.

  • Cnicht is said to be the best mountain for first-timers.
  • Moel Siabod incorporates some easy scrambling. If you climb this peak on a clear day, you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular panorama of the Snowdon Horseshoe.
  • Mount Snowdon; the easiest route to the top of the highest mountain in Wales is the Llanberis path. The Miners’ Track and the Pyg Track are both interesting alternative ascents. Watkin Path’s lower reaches are easy, along an interesting path but the uppermost sections of the path are extremely steep and loose and only for the experienced.

Although some walks will require mountaineering skills there are a wealth of footpaths in the lower hills and valleys which provide all day walks with spectacular views of mountains without the same effort. Snowdonia is also a great place to walk with dogs. Many of the walks are ‘dog friendly’ such as the ‘Two Lakes’ walk, Cwm Idwal & Gwydir Forest.

  • The Two Lakes walk, on the Conwy side of the Carneddau, takes in ruined lead mines and a memorial to a poet as well as the lovely long views along Llyn Geirionydd and Llyn Crafnant.
  • Cwm Idwal is an easy walk and nature trail through Wales’ first National Nature Reserve in the heart of Snowdonia.
  • Gwydyr Forest Park; extensive woodland walking from above the Conwy Valley to the south of Betws-y-Coed. There are several forest walks for people of all abilities and levels of fitness, and a chance to see the famous Swallow Falls.

View from top of Snowdon

If you want to get away from the mountains to explore the coast Anglesey offers quiet lanes and paths as well as many coves and beaches. Its coastal path runs through spectacular scenery, with 95% of it in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a great place to come for seabirds, wildlife and a wealth of history.

A great way to explore the North Wales coast is on the North Wales Path which winds for 60 miles (96 km) along the coast from Bangor to Prestatyn. From this path you can take in the traditional seaside resorts as well as enjoying stunning mountain and coastal views. Some of the best views can be seen from Little Ormes Head, or Conwy Castle.