Walks in Craflwyn and Beddgelert

Craflwyn and Beddgelert is in the heart of Snowdonia. It offers walkers of all abilities the opportunity to go out and explore the wonderful views, wildlife and habitats that make Snowdonia so special. Here's just a few of the walks that are on our doorstep.

Gelert's stone monument at Beddgelert

Gelert's grave walk

This walk leads you along an even path from the village centre, along the banks of the River Glaslyn to the site of Gelert's grave. You'll also discover the legend of Gelert and Prince Llywelyn which has given this village its name.

Walkers on the fisherman's path, Beddgelert

Aberglaslyn, Llyn Dinas and Cwm Bychan walk

A varied circular walk with some of the best scenery in the area. The route starts and finishes at the National Trust Nantmor car park.

A group of walkers stop near the Aberglaslyn river, Gwynedd

Aberglaslyn, Bryn Du and Beddgelert walk

There are so many routes to explore around Beddgelert, but this one is our ranger's personal favorite.

Archaeological site of Dinas Emrys overlooking Llyn Dinas and Nant Gwynant

The legendary trail of Dinas Emrys

Walk in the footsteps of Welsh legends to the ancient site of Dinas Emrys, but treat carefully, a dragon sleeps beneath it.

Visitors enjoying the view at Llyn Dinas, Nant Gwynant

Craflwyn, Hafod y Llan and Llyn Dinas circular walk

Get off the beaten track and explore Nant Gwynant's wild side. This route takes in the lonely lower slopes of Yr Aran, impressive waterfalls on the Watkin Path, ancient woodlands and a beautiful lake.

Welsh Black cow and calf amongst the cottongrass on Hafod Y Llan farm

Hafod y Llan walk, Craflwyn

See the impressive tumbling Cwm Llan waterfall, and the Welsh Black Cattle that are creating more diverse vegetation on the slopes of Bylchau Terfyn.

Walkers on the Watkin Path, Snowdonia

Watkin path, Snowdon

For a less-trodden route to Snowdon’s summit, try the Watkin Path. Start from Pont Bethania, (SH627507) on the A498 about three miles northeast of Beddgelert. Even a walk part way, to the Gladstone Rock, named after 83-year-old Prime Minister who officially opened the path here in 1892, will take you into dramatic mountain scenery. If you’re happy with 3,000 feet of climbing to the summit, you'll pass through Bwlch y Saethau, which in English means the pass of arrows. Legend has it that this is where King Arthur was fatally wounded by an enemy arrow.