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Snowdonia: 30 Low-level and Easy Walks - North

Snowdon, the Ogwen and Conwy Valleys and the coast

Guidebook describing 30 walks in Snowdonia, Wales. Routes are mostly low level and on clear paths and showcase the region's beautiful scenery and rich history and culture. Part of a 2-volume set, this northern volume includes the Snowdon area, the Ogwen and Conwy valleys, Betws-y-Coed, Beddgelert, Ffestiniog and the coast.


Most of these routes can be walked at any time of year. If there is ice on the ground some of the higher routes should be treated with care.


Conwy, Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis, Bethesda, Beddgelert, Capel Curig, Porthmadog, Dolwyddelan, Blaenau Ffestiniog.


The routes are easy to moderate; there are all lengths from 1½ hours to a full day out, but all are low-level and nearly all are on clear paths or tracks. There is no grading system, but notes on length, ascent, projected time and terrain are given.

Must See

Valleys - Cwm Idwal, Conwy Valley, Nant Gwynant, Fairy Glen, Vale of Ffestiniog Waterfalls - Conwy Falls, Aber Falls, Swallow Falls, Pass of Aberglaslyn Lakes - Llyn Padarn, Llyn Dinas, Llyn Gwynant, Llyn Llydaw, Llyn Crafnant Historical sites - Neolithic settlements, Iron Age Forts, Dolwyddelan Castle, Dolbadarn Castle, Conwy Castle, copper mines, slate quarries Other features - Sarn Helen Roman Road, Gelert's Grave, Taliesin's Birthplace, sites from the Mabinogion, River Conwy
11 Jul 2019
17.20 x 11.60 x .85cm

A guidebook to 30 low-level and easy day walks in the northern part of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park in Wales. All circular except for Walk 25, which makes use of the railway link between Porthmadog and Blaeneau Ffestiniog, the routes vary in length and terrain ensuring that there is something for walkers of all levels of fitness and experience.

The walks range from 4–22km (2–14 miles) in length and can be enjoyed in 2–7 hours, although most are at the shorter end of the scale. They are arranged geographically into 4 areas: the north coast and the lower Conwy valley, Betws y Coed and Gwydyr forest, Snowdon and the Ogwen valley, and  the Vale of Ffestiniog and the west.

  • 1:25,000  or 1:50,000 OS maps for each walk
  • Details given of terrain, refreshments and access for each walk
  • Information given on local history, geology and wildlife
  • GPX files available to download
  • Part of a 2-volume set, an accompanying Cicerone guidebook Snowdonia: Low-level and Easy Walks – South is also available

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Alex Kendall Cicerone author KENDALL

By Alex Kendall

Alex Kendall is an international mountain leader, both in the UK and abroad, and has led overseas expeditions to various places including Svalbard, Oman and India, but always looks forward to a walk in the mountains of the UK. Alex writes infrequently for a few different online publications, and developed the Snowdonia Way, a new long-distance trail, his guidebook to which was published in 2017 by Cicerone. He enjoys walking, mountaineering and fellrunning and lives in Cumbria, in the western reaches of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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