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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Views over ruins at the Cefn Coch goldmines

Dolmelynllyn Estate walk

See the spectacular Rhaeadr Ddu Falls and the fascinating remains of the Cefn Coch gold mine.

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.