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Mountain Walking in Snowdonia

40 of the finest routes in Snowdonia

Guidebook to 40 of Snowdonia's best day walks, with routes up Snowdon and Tryfan, including the Snowdon Horseshoe, Cadair Idris, Y Garn and The Rhinogs. The routes range from Grade 1 scrambles like Crib Goch or Bristly Ridge, to riverside and forest walks. Includes details of a 2-day traverse of all 15 of Snowdonia's 3000ft peaks.


Snowdonia is a year-round walking destination.


Ogwen, Betws y Coed, Capel Curig, Llanberis, Harlech, Dolgellau, Bethesda, Beddgelert and Bala areas as well as coastal resorts of North and West Wales.


Walks range from easy low level walks to Grade 1 scrambles to the summits of Wales and England's highest mountains. There are riverside and forest walks for rest days or when the weather on the tops gets too fierce.

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Snowdon, including the Snowdon Horseshoe, the Glyderau, Carneddau, Cadair Idris, Rhinogs, Arans, Nantlle Ridge, Cwm Pennant, Moelwyns, Arenigs. Tour of the Welsh 3000s.
6 May 2016
19 Oct 2020
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.05cm

A guidebook to 40 mountain walks exploring Eryri (Snowdonia), Wales. Graded by difficulty, the routes cover the whole of the national park and range from easy to strenuous, with the majority falling into the ‘moderate’ and ‘strenuous’ categories. Four routes call for low-grade scrambling.

Included are 38 walks of between 5 and 20km (3–13 miles), which can be enjoyed in 2–7 hours, plus a challenging two-day traverse of ‘the Welsh 3000s’ – the 15 Welsh summits over 3000ft.

  • 1:50,000 OS maps included for each walk
  • Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket
  • Handy route summary table to help you choose an appropriate route
  • Access and parking information provided for each route
  • Geology, history, wildlife and a Welsh–English glossary

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Terry Fletcher Cicerone author TFLETCHER

By Terry Fletcher

Terry Fletcher has walked and climbed among the mountains of the Costa Blanca for more than 30 years. His love of wild places has taken him all over Europe and North America, where he has a particular fascination for the sandstone canyonlands and deserts of the American South West. As a full time professional writer and photographer for more than 40 years, his work has appeared in almost every national newspaper as well as specialist magazines. He has also appeared on network television and radio as a commentator on the outdoors. He is a former editor of Cumbria and Lake District Magazine, Dalesman and The Countryman. He lives in the Yorkshire Dales.

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