Walking Hiking

Snowdonia – 5 Day

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  • Wales
  • Snowdonia Wales

Snowdonia – 5 Day – Self-Guided Walking Tour

Based in the welsh village of Beddgelert. This 5 Day Self-Guided Tour allows you to explore the heights and dazzling scenery of Snowdonia.

Tour Pricing & Dates

5 Day Tour £369 per person sharing
Single Supplement +£100
Tour Dates  March to October
Tour Grade Moderate to Easy
Accommodation Guesthouse (en suite)
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Itinerary

Day 1 / Travel to Beddgelert
Travel by public transport or by car to your first accommodation in Beddgelert. After settling in you could spend the afternoon/evening exploring this wonderful little village.
Day 2 / Circular Beddgelert
Your first walk will be a fantastic introduction to the Welsh countryside. From the village you take a small road passing beautiful old style cottages and the Sygun Copper Mine, one of the wonders of Wales. From there the trail takes you to lake ‘Llyn Dinas’ and over the shoulder of ‘Mynydd Llyndy’ where you have superb views in all directions. Through an area of moor lands and a series of natural woodlands to lead you into the peaceful hamlet of Nantmor and back to Beddgelert via the fisherman’s trail. Distance: 13 km, Ascent 220 m Approximate walking time: 3,5 hrs
Day 3 / Snowdonia
Your next walk takes you to Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales (1085 meters). From Beddgelert you take public transport for the short distance to the start of the trail at ‘Pen-y-Pass’, a mountain road built in the 1830’s to carry ore from the mines on Snowdon mountain to the nearby town of Llanberis. Your trail leads you along one of these old miner’s tracks, called the Pyg Track to the summit of Snowdon. You have a couple of options to descend of the mountain, by either taking the miner’s track back to Pen-y-Pass or following the train track down to Llanberis. Public transport back to Beddgelert Distance: 11 km, Ascent 725 m Approximate walking time: 4 hrs
Day 4 / Betws-Y-Coed to Ty-Hyll
Once more you take public transport to the start of your walk, this time in the colourful town of Betws-y-Coed. Situated in a wonderful setting, surrounded by dense woodlands and magnificent countryside. A small forest trail will lead you up to the Llyn Elsi Reservoir, build in. The trail continues via an old Roman Road that takes you across the ‘Miner’s Bridge’ and on to the Swallow Falls. These falls are considered to be one of the loveliest spots of North Wales. Here the river Llugwy rushes down from the mountains. Crags and jagged rocks divide the stream into a number of foaming cascades. Your day ends at Ty Hyll, the Ugly House, now the offices of the local National Trust. Public transport back to Beddgelert. Distance: 13 km, Ascent: 360 m Approximate walking time: 4 hrs
Day 5 / Tour Ends
You will depart Beddgelert by public transport or car after a good Welsh breakfast.

Included

  • 4 nights B&B
  • All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
  • Maps and all route notes
  • Details on restaurants and places of interest to visit along the way
  • Luggage transfers daily while you walk
  • All information on trains or buses needed to get to your first accommodation and back at the end of the tour
  • Full back up service should you require it while on our tour

Not Included

    Testimonials

    • Once more a big thank you for a gorgeous week with splendid weather (which probably was none of your doing) and your splendid company (which certainly was a lot of your doing).  As if I hadn’t known: Connemara is a very beautiful spot on Gods earth.

      Eberhard Schmid, Germany
    • Many thanks for a well-planned trip. We had a blast. The hiking was fantastic…no rain…accommodating and lovely B&B’s…nice folks along the way…. just beautiful. We enjoyed a new play at the Abbey Theater and saw everything on our list in Dublin! Thanks for all your great instructions and helpful suggestions. I have recommended you to some friends from Arizona going this summer.

      Tricia, Arizona
    • The walk you led was one of the best trips David and I have enjoyed. I have been thinking about why that is so. Ireland itself is beautiful scenery, lovely friendly people. But Ireland is not alone in having those attributes.
      I decided the factor which contributed the most to our enjoyment was the fact that you were able to create a group of friends out of people who just met at the airport. That is very special, and one of the reasons I think Teresa is a very lucky woman (and from your comments,she too is very special).
      So again heartfelt thanks for leading us on a wonderful walk through gorgeous vistas.

      Shirley & David