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 of the faithful hound, Gelert. Follow in his footsteps as you venture around the village, or head a little further down the stunning Aberglaslyn pass. There are usually sheep in some of the fields along this route, so please keep your dog on a lead. There are also public bins in the village available for dog waste.

Walker with dog on the lead and mountains in the background, Snowdonia

Carneddau and Glyderau 

Visit Wales’ oldest National Nature Reserve, Cwm Idwal, for spectacular mountain scenery and geology. This route passes through farmland grazed by cattle and sheep and also areas favourable to ground-nesting birds and feral goats, so please keep your dog on a lead. You can also escape the crowds and enjoy a low-level walk around Llyn Ogwen, surrounded by the Carneddau and Glyderau range. Once again, you will need a lead as part of this route takes in farmland and there are likely to be sheep, whilst the other half involves walking back along the main road.

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 walk follow the trail from Ganllwyd to Rheadr Ddu and around the Dolmelynllyn estate. You’re sure to get wet and muddy here! There are also a few highland cattle grazing in the woods and a chance of sheep up on the ffridd, so please remember to bring a lead. You may also encounter some stiles (especially over stone walls) where it is not possible for us to include a dog-friendly gate.

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. You may also encounter some stiles (especially over stone walls) where it is not possible for us to include a dog-friendly gate.

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, where dogs on a lead are welcome within the grounds. Unfortunately there are no dog waste bins onsite, so please come prepared to take your dog waste home with you. 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.