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Snowdonia – 5 Day
Wales | Self-Guided Walking Tours | 5 Days | £369
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 – Available March to October
Tour Grade – Moderate to Easy
Accommodation – Guesthouse (en suite)
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.
✓ 4 nights B&B
✓ All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
✓ Luggage transfers while you walk with a small day pack
✓ Maps and All Route Notes
✓ Details of restaurants and places of interest along the way
✓ 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