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Top 10 walks in Eryri (Snowdonia)

Walker on a footbridge overlooking Llyn Idwal in Cwm Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales
Walking in Cwm Idwal, Snowdonia | © National Trust Images/Gwenno Parry

Eryri (Snowdonia) has some of the most breath-taking views in the country, so what better way to explore than on foot? From dramatic waterfall walks to mountain adventures, discover the best trails to follow in this beautiful part of Wales.

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.Explore a trail of legends
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.Grab your walking boots
The legendary trail of Dinas Emrys
Walk in the footsteps of Welsh legends to the ancient site of Dinas Emrys, but tread carefully, a dragon sleeps beneath it.Begin your quest
Aberglaslyn, Bryn Du and Beddgelert walk
There are so many routes to explore around Beddgelert, but this one is the local ranger's personal favourite.Explore Bryn Du
Walkers navigating a narrow path beside the Glaslyn river, Craflwyn and Beddgelert, Wales.
Walk the fisherman's path along Aberglaslyn pass, Snowdonia | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey
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.Walk the Aberglaslyn Pass
Cwm Idwal walk
This walk offers some of the most dramatic mountainous scenery in the UK at the oldest National Nature Reserve in Wales.Journey into an ice-age landscape
Llyn Ogwen circular walk
Escape the crowds and enjoy stunning views on this moderate walk around Llyn Ogwen. Legends say it’s the last resting place of King Arthur’s sword Excalibur.Explore the lake trail
The still waters of Llyn Ogwen, reflecting snowy mountains
The still waters of Llyn Ogwen | © National Trust Images / Joe Cornish
Rhaeadr Ddu and Coed Ganllwyd walk
A great waterside walk, taking you alongside the turbulent River Gamlan and past the magnificent Rhaeadr Ddu waterfalls.Follow the river Gamlan
Dolmelynllyn Estate walk
See the spectacular Rhaeadr Ddu Falls and the fascinating remains of the Cefn Coch gold mine.Discover a wonder of Wales
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.Follow in Fanny Talbot’s footsteps
A group of hikers exploring a hilly landscape on a sunny winters day.

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