Snowdonia: 30 Low-level and easy walks - South
From Ffestiniog to the Dyfi, and Bala to the coast
By Alex Kendall
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 southern volume includes Trawsfynydd, Bala, Dolgellau, Machynlleth, the Harlech Coast and the valleys of the Mawddach and Dyfi.
SeasonsSuitable for year round walking. Excellent in summer, but still accessible in winter or poor weather when higher routes are inaccessible.
CentresLlan Ffestiniog, Trawsfynydd, Y Bala, Harlech, Barmouth, Dolgellau, Machynlleth, Aberdyfi
DifficultyEasy/moderate routes range from 1hr to full days out, covering valleys, lowlands and small hills. Suitable for walkers of all abilities and the whole family.
Must SeeMawddach and Dyfi estuaries; Welsh coast and sand dunes; Llyn Tegid/Bala Lake; expansive Migneint moorland; Tomen y Mur fort; Castell y Bere; Harlech Castle; Cefn Coch gold mine; Pistyll Cain waterfall; abandoned slate mines; Dinas Oleu, first National Trust property; ancient woodlands of Ceunant Cynfal and Coed Aber Artro; cormorants and choughs on Birds' Rock
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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.View author profile
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