Best walks in Snowdonia
Snowdonia National Park offers a picturesque playground for outdoor enthusiasts seeking to immerse themselves in the North Wales' stunning landscapes.
For guests staying at our Haven holidays parks on the edge of Snowdonia, a wealth of incredible walking opportunities awaits, each promising a unique blend of natural beauty, fresh air, and memorable experiences. Let's delve into a few of the brilliant walking options that will make your trip to Snowdonia truly unforgettable.
Watkin Path to Snowdon Summit
Distance: 8 miles
Embark on an exhilarating adventure along the Watkin Path, offering a challenging yet rewarding route to the summit of Snowdon. This path is known for its awe-inspiring views and diverse landscapes, from lush forests to rugged mountain terrain.
As you ascend, be prepared to be captivated by the panoramic vistas stretching across Snowdonia and beyond. Conquering the highest peak in Wales will undoubtedly leave you with a sense of accomplishment.
Rhaeadr Fawr (Aber Falls) Waterfall Walk
Distance: 4 miles
Indulge your senses with a stroll to Rhaeadr Fawr, a breathtaking waterfall that cascades down a rugged rock face, creating a mesmerising spectacle. The walk meanders through enchanting woodlands, offering glimpses of wildlife and the soothing sound of rushing water.
As you approach the falls, the sight of the crystalline waters plunging into the pool below will leave you gaping in awe.
Cwm Idwal Nature Reserve
Distance: 3.5 miles
Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of Cwm Idwal, a glacial valley surrounded by towering cliffs and majestic peaks. This nature reserve provides an array of walking trails suitable for various skill levels, allowing you to explore the area's unique geology, flora, and fauna.
There is a circular route following public footpaths around Cwm Idwal lake which will allow you to wander around the tranquil lake, marvel at the Devil's Kitchen waterfall, and relish the serenity of this captivating natural haven.
Distance: Up to 9.5 miles (shorter walks are available)
For a more relaxed walk with scenic splendour, the Mawddach Trail is a delightful choice. Following the path of a disused railway, this easy-going route takes you alongside the Mawddach Estuary, where the interplay of tidal flats, salt marshes, and majestic mountains forms a captivating backdrop.
Choose a stretch of the trail to walk, breathe in the invigorating sea air as you stroll along this flat and well-maintained path, soaking in the tranquil coastal ambience.
Llyn Padarn Lakeside Walk
Distance: 3 miles
The best short walk in Snowdonia is at Llyn Padarn, Llanberis. This circular route takes you around the serene Llyn Padarn, offering picturesque views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.
The trail is mostly flat and well-paved, making it accessible for all ages and fitness levels. It typically takes around an hour to complete the loop, allowing you to soak in the tranquil beauty of Snowdonia without an extensive time commitment.