This large area of northern and western Wales provides some fantastic walking. Sir Edmund Hillary practiced on Snowdon before heading up Everest. However the walking here is far more varied than just that one fact. This is the largest national park in Wales and covers 823 square miles, it offers some fantastic walking alongside some lovely valleys and villages. From Betws-y-Coed and Beddgelert to Capel Curig and Dolgelleu, this is a fine place. The mountains are the star however the ever popular Snowden will be a draw for most, however better walking and scrambling will be found around the Glyderau and the Carneddau with far less people. Not saying these areas are quiet, far from it but there are lots and lots on Snowdon, and you have to go up at least once but explore the other areas as well. In the south there is Cadair Idris and the mountains around there. Have a good look at what this park has to offer there are some gems outside of the normal routes.

Walks in Snowdonia

Tryfan and the Bristly Ridge