Snowdonia Hike

From GBP 500

Anyone will tell you - if you are coming to Wales and you enjoy hiking then you HAVE to visit Snowdonia National Park! Home to the tallest mountain in England and Wales and a diverse range of incredible scenery, Snowdonia is like nowhere else! 

Take a week away from it all and reach the peaks of towering mountains, follow pretty river paths, climb rolling green hills and descend into dramatic valleys, the sense of achievement is second to none, you will not want to return to reality! 

As well as the walking you get a chance to see some lovely Welsh towns and villages and get a feel for the culture and a taste of the history too.

Includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation with a full Welsh breakfast 

We can also include additional services as required, such as:

  • Transfers
  • Activity/ Attraction entrance 
  • Guiding services 
  • Any other services you may require 

Please contact us for more information. 

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Day 1: Arrival in Wales 
Today arrive in North Wales. Your accommodation will be in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.
Overnight: Snowdonia National Park

Day 2: Yr Eifl & Tre'r Ceiri 
Today journey to the Llyn Peninsula where you will tackle your first mountain of the holiday. Standing proudly at over 550 metres above sea level, Yr Eifl offers fantastic views from the summit of the Irish Sea on three sides, and a view of the Snowdonia National Park on the other. The second highest hill in the mountain range, Tre'r Ceiri, is the site of of Britain's best preserved Iron Age hill fort and is one of the most fascinating ancient monuments in the whole country. The name is said to mean ‘home of the giants’, and the perimeter wall reaches up to 13 foot in some areas. This walk is a relatively easy start to the holiday, offering stunning views of both coast and mountains.
Overnight: Snowdonia National Park
Level: Easy/Moderate
Miles: 4 Miles (360m ascent)

Day 3: Snowdon & Plas Tan-Y-Bwlch 
Today travel to Llanberis where you will have the chance to climb Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa in the Welsh Language, the highest mountain in England and Wales. There are six different routes you can take up the mountain depending on how challenging you want the walk to be. Nearby attractions also include the Llanberis Lake Railway and the National Slate Museum which will offer an insight into the mining history of Wales. The large Victorian mansion of Plas Tan-Y-Blwch which is now used as the Snowdonia Study Centre is also close. This is surrounded by a 13 acre picturesque Victorian garden that is situated in the Vale of Ffestiniog overlooking the small village of Maentwrog. 
Overnight: Snowdonia National Park
Level: Varied
Miles: Maximum 9 Miles (upto a 1045m ascent)

Day 4: Bala 
Today you will travel to the town of Bala, nestled in the beautiful scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. This town sits at the foot of Bala Lake, known locally as Llyn Tegid. Today’s walk will traverse the length of the lake, and offers views across Snowdonia and of the surrounding mountains. The terrain is very varied which can makes this walk quite demanding, and we advise you combine it with a trip on the Bala Lake Railway. 
Overnight: Snowdonia National Park
Level: Moderate/Hard
Miles: 9 Miles

Day 5: Y Garn & Cwm Idwal 
Today you will travel to the north end of Snowdonia’s mountain range to traverse the dark, hulking mountain Y Garn, and offers breathtaking views of the Ogwen Valley. Your walk will take you along the shores of Llyn Idwal, and through Cwm Idwal (which translates as Idwal Valley from Welsh). This area has some of the most dramatic scenery in the UK, and the ice-sculpted valley offers an insight into the effects of the Ice Age on the UK.
Overnight: Snowdonia National Park
Level: Hard
Miles: 4.5 Miles (655m Ascent)

Day 6: Cadair Idris 
On your last day of walking we present you with the challenge that is Cadair Idris. You will travel to the very edge of Snowdonia to traverse this spectacular mountain which is shrouded in myth. Local legend states that if you spend a whole night at the top of this mountain, you will return either a poet or a madman – but you should be safe enough during the day! Again today you will enjoy a glacial landscape that reflects the effects of the Ice Age on the country, and enjoy a horseshoe walk around the sensational Cwm Cau valley. 
Overnight: Snowdonia National Park
Level: Hard
Miles: 6 Miles (957m ascent)

Day 7: Departure journey 
After breakfast, you will depart for our onward journey, leaving the beautiful Snowdonia behind.

Highlights

  • Incredible scenery 
  • The tallest mountain in England and Wales
  • Impressive views of both mountains and coastline
  • Pretty Welsh towns and villages 

Route

  1. Snowdon
  2. Llanberis
  3. Bala
  4. Cadair Idris - Penygadair