Walk for a week through the heart of North Wales on the UK's newest long-distance trail - with the author of the guidebook!
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Difficulty Level3 Three
Winding its way through the heart of North Wales, the Snowdonia Way is a new long-distance trail that will take you through some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain. Walking for 7 days, you’ll pass the highest mountains, follow quiet woodland paths, and stride along the banks of lakes and mountain streams.
The route is predominantly low-level, making it accessible for anyone of average fitness and determination. Join us on a guided journey along the full length of the Snowdonia Way, led by the guidebook’s author. At the end of the trail, you also have the option of walking up Snowdon.
In a nutshell:
- Spend 7 days walking the Snowdonia Way in North Wales, a new route, and the only low-level trail through the Snowdonia National Park.
- Marvel at the sights as you walk past Snowdon, Cadair Idris, the Pass of Aberglaslyn, Aber Falls, the Vale of Ffestiniog, and more!
- Enjoy 9 nights of accommodation, where you can explore the local villages, and possibly the local pubs…
- Hear about the history and mythology of the area, look out for wildlife, and find out what makes Snowdonia such a unique place.
- Climb Snowdon on your final day, or opt for an easier walk.
About the Snowdonia Way
Starting in Machynlleth, at the southern border of Snowdonia, the route heads north, eventually finishing in Conwy at the north-eastern edge of the Park. During the walk you pass the great landscapes of Snowdonia, including the high peaks of Snowdon and the Glyders, the great forests of Coed y Brenin and Dovey, and the beautiful valleys of Ffestiniog, Ogwen and Nantgwynant. Every day ends in a village or town, meaning pub and café visits are always an option; during the walk, historical and mythological sites relating to King Arthur, the Romans and the Welsh princes are never far away, and add stories to each day.
Arrivals and Meeting:
Our first night begins in Machynlleth, at the start of the trail, which has a train and bus station. We will be able to collect you from the station. If you do get the train to the start we will be able to drop you back at Bangor station at the end of the trip.
Where we are staying:
Obviously we will be moving along the Snowdonia way but he plan is to only stop in 2-3 locations and use our support bus to transfer you to the start of the walk each day. Collecting you at the end. Due to the nature of this walking holiday we will be based in a mix of hostels and guest houses.
Bag Transfer and Support Vehicle:
This trip includes bag transfers so all you have to worry about is carrying your day bag. We will also have a support vehicle available during the trip, this means if you wish to skip a stage your more than welcome to do so.
What our members have to say...
Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!ClaireMember Since 2016
My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocomeVanessaMember Since 2018
“I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.ElizabethMember Since 2016