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Northern Snowdonia Guided Walking

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Duration: 5 nights
Type: Guided walking
Walking Grade: 2 & 5
from £929pp £879pp

Embark on an unforgettable four-day guided walking adventure through the awe-inspiring landscapes of Snowdonia (Eyri) National Park – the oldest and largest national park in Wales. Based in the charming village of Betwys Coed, you'll journey through plunging valleys and, thick forests, follow fast-flowing rivers and passing by cascading waterfalls. It all culminates in the grand finale - the ascent of Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales. With a choice of two walks each day to suit a variety of fitness levels, this trip promises an exhilarating opportunity to conquer the iconic peaks of Snowdonia.

What you’ll love

  • A choice of two walks each day
  • Discovering the old mining industries of North Wales
  • Exploring the varied landscape from wooded valleys to impressive rock amphitheatres
  • Tackling Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), England and Wales’ highest mountain
  • Staying in the beautiful village of Betwys y Coed
  • Soaking up dazzling views of the Welsh countryside

What’s included

  • Comfortable en-suite rooms in our partner accommodation(s) 
  • Cooked or continental breakfast every morning
  • Half-board
  • Three-course evening meals, plus tea & coffee  
  • Guided walks with experienced HF Holidays Leaders
  • All transport to and from walks where necessary 

Trip Notes

Easy to download as a PDF, our trip notes provide detailed information for every holiday. Please click below to find the trip notes for your departure date.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

Check in at the hotel is available from 3pm. Your leaders will be at reception at 18:30 to meet the group and give you a quick introduction to the holiday before dinner.  


Option 1 - Capel Garmon & Conwy Valley

Distance: 7 miles (11km) 

Ascent: 1180 feet (360m) 

We begin our walk with steep ascent to a viewpoint offering stunning views of the Conwy valley and Gwydyr forest. We then continue to the upland village of Capel Garmon, before following a bridleway which contours the hillside and takes us beside the Afon Conwy, with possible visits to Conwy Falls and the Fairy Glen. 

Option 2 - Moel Eilio

Distance: 8 miles (13km) 

Ascent: 2,500 feet (760m) 

The rounded summit of Moel Eilio stands proudly at the end of one of the massive ridges leading up to Snowdon.  It’s an impressive top to reach on this circular walk from Llanberis. The summit offers great views across the Menai Straits to the island of Anglesey. 


Option 1 - Llyn Padarn & Llanberis

Distance: 6 miles (10km) 

Ascent: 950 feet (280m) 

Admire views of Snowdon on this circular walk around Llyn Padarn, where we can visit the excellent (and free) National Slate Museum, complete with its row of atmospheric miner’s cottages, and possible slate splitting demonstrations. Our walk ends in Llanberis giving you the chance to have some free time exploring the historic town. 

Option 2 - Carneddau

Distance: 7½ miles (12km) 

Ascent: 2,850 feet (880m) 

We follow the steep ridge to the summit of Pen yr Ole Wen. With most of the ascent now complete we head to Carnedd Dafydd, our high point of the day, from where we descend back to the Ogwen Valley. 


Option 1 - Llyn Idwal & Capel Curig

Distance: 7½ miles (12km) 

Ascent: 750 feet (220m) 

Today we start our walk from Ogwen Cottage heading into the atmospheric natural amphitheatre of Cwm Idwal, you may be able to spot rock climbers on Idwal Slabs. We circle around the shores of the Llyn, before continuing along the Ogwen Valley on the old road to Capel Curig. 

Option 2 - Moel Siabod

Distance: 8 miles (13km) 

Ascent: 2,650 feet (820m) 

A circular route from Capel Curig, ascending Moel Siabod via the Daear Ddu ridge, with the reward of seeing Snowdonia laid out for you from the summit. 


Option 1 - Llynnau Crafnant & Geirionydd

Distance: 7½ miles (12km) 

Ascent: 1250 feet (380m) 

Starting from Capel Curig, we pass through a wild valley then descend to the beautiful Llyn Crafnant.  We continue through woodland, walking beside Llyn Geirionydd and to the historic church at Llanrhychwyn, then descend via the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall to finish at Llanrwst.   

Option 2 - Snowdon

Distance: 7½ miles (12km) 

Ascent: 2,900 feet (880m) 

Today our challenge is to Climb England and Wales highest summit Snowdon (Yy Wyddfa). We ascend via the Pyg Track - a well-engineered (but still steep in places) path to the summit. We return to our start point via the Miners’ track. 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.


Gwydyr Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Betws y Coed, Gwydyr Hotel is a splendid Victorian-era gem dating back to the 1800s. In the town, you’ll discover charming shops, a railway station with a captivating museum, and a tourist information centre. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, and drying room. Comfortable en-suite guest rooms all come with TV, tea & coffee making facilities, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is dog-friendly, so you may perhaps make some four-legged friends in the communal areas.  

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Essential information

The UK has a famously unpredictable climate so it's best to be prepared for weather that’s sunny one minute and raining the next.  To make it easier, here’s a list of items you should consider packing.   

Essentials  

  • Suitable footwear such as waterproof walking boots that provide ankle support and good grip  
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket 
  • Comfortable clothing (jeans & waterproof capes are not suitable)  
  • Mid-layer(s) to keep you warm. Fleeces make a good choice
  • Waterproof overtrousers  
  • Gloves and a warm hat  
  • Rucksack with waterproof liner 
  • Spotting scope and/or binoculars 
  • Flask for hot drinks   
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)  
  • Sunscreen  
  • UV sunglasses  

Recommended  

  • Several base layers (long-sleeve or short-sleeve)  
  • Cushioned walking socks to avoid blisters  
  • First aid kit, including plasters and insect repellent 
  • Sit mat   
  • Waterproof pouch for valuables  
  • Rubbish bag (remember to always leave no trace)  
  • Wallet/purse  
  • Camera 
  • First-aid kit 

Guest reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Supplements may apply.

Non-member fee: £30 per person.


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Duration:
5 nights
Type:
Guided walking
Walking Grade:
2 & 5

5 nights from £929pp £879pp

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