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The Snowdonia Way Guided Walking Itinerary


Daily Plan
Each day you will be guided along the trail to your next accommodation, there is no need for you to worry about being lost, we will be with you from the moment you set off in the morning to the moment you get to your accommodation in the evening. You will only be expected to carry your day bag (what you will need to keep you warm, dry, fed and watered for the day). Everything else will be transported to your next accommodation for you. Everything will be arranged for you so all you need to worry about is the walking itself!

Day 1 - Arrive in Machynlleth View from The Snowdonia Way
Today you'll arrive in Machynlleth, the ancient capital of Wales and the start of the Snowdonia Way. We will have accommodation arranged for you so you just need to check. In the evening you will usually get a chance to meet your fellow walkers as well as your guide at a local pub for a drink or two and to hear more about the plans for the next week.
Accommodation in or near Machynlleth

Day 2 Walking to Dolgellau - 15.5 miles
On this first day of walking we begin by crossing the River Dovey and heading north into the vast Dovey Forest, passing the old slate mining villages of Corris and Aberllefenni. After some beautiful riverside walking, the afternoon sees us head up over a mountain pass and then follow tracks round the side of the great mountain of Cadair Idris, before descending into the town of Dolgellau. This day is 15.5 miles and includes 750m of ascent, a great introduction to the route!
Accommodation in or near Dolgellau

Day 3 - Walking to Trawsfynydd - 14 miles
Small Stream on The Snowdonia Way Heading north along the River Mawddach, the trail today is 14 miles and includes 790m of ascent, leading along mountain paths and upland tracks before dropping down to cross the river and enter the forest of Coed y Brenin. The giant trees of this forest form a spectacular backdrop as you follow tracks towards Trawsfynydd, with views out to the Rhinog mountains in the west. The final descent into the town starts in wide moorland and finishes along paths through farmland, with Lake Trawsfynydd visible ahead.
Accommodation in or near Dolgellau

Day 4 Walking to Beddgelert - 18.5 miles
This is the longest day, and also one of the most varied, as over 18.5 miles and 930m of ascent you pass from the south of Snowdonia to the north, across the beautiful Vale of Ffestiniog. You'll pass Lake Trawsfynydd, miles of woodland, and the wild hillsides of the Moelwyns, with the shapely mountain Cnicht as your backdrop. The day finishes along the River Glaslyn, on a spectacular path that drops right down to the rapids before taking you safely into Beddgelert, one of the prettiest villages in Wales.
Accommodation in Beddgelert

Day 5 Walking to Dolwyddelan - 12.7 miles
Snowdonia Way in The Sunshine Definitely a day of two halves, and happily one of the shortest after the previous day's exertions, we'll walk 12.7 miles with 800m of ascent, starting along the valley of Nantgwynant past two lakes and along quiet wooded paths, before climbing up to the pass of the Bwlch y Rhediad and its unique view of Snowdon, which has been right next to us from the start of the day. Dropping down into the valley on the other side of the pass, we reach the ancient castle of Dolwyddelan before the town itself.
Accommodation in Beddgelert

Day 6 Walking to Bethesda - 15.5 miles
One of the most dramatic low-level mountain walks in Britain, we'll begin with a traverse round the flank of Moel Siabod, through forest and open moor, before spending the rest of the day walking through the Ogwen Valley, which divides two of the greatest mountain ranges in Wales, the Glyderau and the Carneddau. The scale of these famous mountains will keep us in awe all the way to Bethesda, one of Snowdonia's greatest slate mining towns. Today is 15.5 miles with 660m of ascent.
Accommodation in or near Beddgelert

Day 7 Walking to Llanfairfechan - 11.7 miles
Woodland track on The Snowdonia Way With the sea now visible in the north, we spend the day traversing the northern flanks of the great range of the Carneddau mountains, the highest area of land in England and Wales. The route also visits the Aber Falls, and gives you views down over Anglesey, Puffin Island, and the town of Bangor. Llanfairfechan is on the coast, and with the sea breeze you'll know you're nearing the end of the trail. Today is 11.7 miles but has two significant climbs.
Accommodation in or near Conwy

Day 8 Walking to Conwy - 9.3 miles
The final day of the trail, and it doesn't disappoint. We begin by heading back up onto the upland tracks and paths that lead over the northern edges of the Carneddau, passing ancient stone circles and admiring the steep sea cliffs. Walking through heather moorland, we reach Conwy mountain, with its Iron Age hill-forts, and begin the descent into Conwy. With the great castle always visible ahead, we reach the town, and walk along the river-front for a brilliant ending in front of the city walls and the harbour. This last day is 9.3 miles, leaving us plenty of time for a celebratory drink.
Accommodation in or near Conwy

Day 9 Depature/Drive back to Machynlleth
Today we will pick you up from Conwy and drive you back to Machynlleth, unless you would rather make use of the convenient train or bus station in Conwy . From here it is time to say goodbye and make your way home.


 
 
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