Top 10 walks in Snowdonia

Snowdonia has some of the most breath-taking views in the country, what better way to explore than on foot?

Footpath at Cwm Idwal, Snowdonia

Cwm Idwal walk

This walk offers some of the most dramatic mountainous scenery in the UK at the oldest National Nature Reserve in Wales.

Llyn Ogwen, still waters, with the snow-capped peak of Y Garn, Snowdonia, Wales

Llyn Ogwen circular walk

Escape the crowds and enjoy stunning views on this relatively easy walk around Llyn Ogwen. Legends say it’s the last resting place of King Arthur’s sword Excalibur.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

River Gamlan in Ganllwyd near Dolgellau, Snowdonia

Rhaeadr Ddu and Coed Ganllwyd walk

A great waterside walk, taking you alongside the turbulent River Gamlan and past the magnificent Rhaeadr Ddu waterfalls.

Egryn, South Snowdonia

Egryn walk, Barmouth

Step back in time as you explore this fantastic location with breath-taking views.

Dinas Oleu headland with Barmouth town and coastline in the foreground

Dinas Oleu walk, Barmouth

Wander through the winding old town up to the gorse-covered Dinas Oleu, donated by Victorian Fanny Talbot to the people of Barmouth.