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Snowdonia: 30 Low-level and Easy Walks - South

From Ffestiniog to the Dyfi, and Bala to the coast

Guidebook describing low-level and easy walking in Snowdonia, Wales. From 3km to 18km, these routes showcase the region's beautiful scenery and rich history and culture. Part of a 2-volume set, this southern volume includes Trawsfynydd, Bala, Dolgellau, Machynlleth, the Harlech Coast and the valleys of the Mawddach and Dyfi.


Suitable for year round walking. Excellent in summer, but still accessible in winter or poor weather when higher routes are inaccessible.


Llan Ffestiniog, Trawsfynydd, Y Bala, Harlech, Barmouth, Dolgellau, Machynlleth, Aberdyfi


Easy/moderate routes, mostly low-level and on clear paths. From 3km to 18km, covering valleys, lowlands and small hills. Suitable for walkers of all abilities and the whole family. GPX files available to aid navigation.

Must See

Walking in Snowdonia is more than just Snowdon: sandy beaches; abandoned slate mines; ancient woodlands of Ceunant Cynfal and Coed Aber Artro; cormorants and choughs on Birds' Rock; Tomen y Mur fort; Harlech Castle; Cefn Coch gold mine; Pistyll Cain waterfall; and the first National Trust property
21 Sept 2020
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.05cm

A guidebook to 30 low-level and easy day walks in the southern part of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park in Wales. All circular except for Walk 10, which makes use of bus links, 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 3–19km (2–12 miles) in length and can be enjoyed in 1–6 hours. They are arranged geographically into 4 areas: the Rhinogydd, Mawddach Estuary, Bala to Dolgellau, and Cadair Idris to the Dyfi.

  • 1:25,000  or 1:50,000 OS maps for each walk
  • Details given of terrain, facilities 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 – North 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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