Bringing your dog to Snowdonia?

Follow in the footsteps of legends around Snowdonia where you can enjoy gentle strolls or mountainous walks, enough to tire out all 4 legs (and yours!). Almost all of these locations have livestock grazing therefore please do keep your dog on a lead. Help us keep the footpaths safe and special for all to enjoy by cleaning up after your dog and getting rid of the mess responsibly.

Gelert's stone monument at Beddgelert

Craflwyn and Beddgelert 

Bring your dog to Beddgelert home to the faithful hound, Gelert. Follow in his footsteps as you venture around the village, or head a little further down the Aberglaslyn pass. You can also explore the woodlands around Craflwyn, one mile north east of Beddgelert. Follow the trail from Craflwyn car park up to the giant’s chair for spectacular views of the valley. Or visit Dinas Emrys, home of the Welsh dragon. If you and your dog are up for a challenge the Watkin Path, starting from Hafod y Llan, leads you all the way up Snowdon. It’s a long hike up so make sure you have all the necessary kit and have checked the weather.

Dog walker near Tryfan, Carneddau and Glyderau, Gwynedd.

Carneddau and Glyderau 

Visit Wales’ oldest National Nature Reserve,Cwm Idwal, for spectacular mountain scenery and geology. During the summer months there are cattle grazing so your dog will need to be on a lead. Escape the crowds and enjoy a low-level walk around Llyn Ogwen, surrounded by the Carneddau and Glyderau range.

Dolmelynllyn estate walk, South Snowdonia

South Snowdonia 

Take your dog on a historic tour and discover where the roots of the Trust took hold, with the acquisition of Dinas Oleu at Barmouth in 1895. For a woodland walkfollow the trail from Ganllwyd to Rheadr Ddu and around the Dolmelynllyn estate. You’re sure to get wet and muddy here! Or walk around the lakes at Cregennan and marvel at the views across to the Mawddach Estuary and Cadair Idris.

Farmland in Ysbyty Ifan, Snowdonia

Ysbyty Ifan 

We maintain a staggering 39 miles of footpaths for you to explore in this quiet corner of Snowdonia. Start off at the village of Ysbyty Ifan and follow the Old Drovers road - once used to walk livestock to markets in England from as far away as the Llŷn Peninsula. The estate consists of 51 farms so please bring a lead as you’re almost certain to come across livestock.

Cwm Wybrnant near Penmachno, Conwy

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant 

Take a walk around the valley of Cwm Wybrnant stopping off at the home of the Welsh Bible, Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant. Or you can also head to Ty’n y Coed and take a walk through the history of upland Wales, taking in rivers, open farmland and the remains of ancient woodland.