We recently published a guide about The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which is a fantastic walking route in Wales. And although we love that route, we have a real soft spot for the Snowdonia Way. This route is shorter than The Pembrokeshire Coast Path at almost half the length, but it still takes you through some of the most stunning scenery that the country has to offer.
We wanted to publish a guide about the Snowdonia Way for anyone planning to tackle it in 2023, let's get into it:
Where is the Snowdonia Way?
What sections are there?
Trawsfynydd to Beddgelert
Beddgelert to Dolwyddelan
Dolwyddelan to Bethesda
Bethesda to Conwy
What is there to see and do as you walk along the Snowdonia Way?
Machynlleth to Dolgellau - 15 miles
Machynlleth is the ancient capital of Wales and is an excellent place to start your walk from. As you leave the town, you cross the River Dovey and head into the Dyfi Forest, passing the villages of Corris and Aberllefenni. From here you head up into the valley before descending towards the hills of central Snowdonia (ideal if you're trying our some new Barefoot shoes). Cadair Idris will come into view on the left as you walk around the hill’s flank before heading through more woodland to reach Dolgellau.
Dolgellau to Trawsfynydd - 14 miles
Trawsfynydd to Beddgelert - 18 miles
Beddgelert to Dolwyddelan - 12 miles
Dolwyddelan to Bethesda - 15 miles
Bethesda to Conwy - 20 miles
The extended version of the route via the mountains
Trawsfynydd to Beddgelert - climb to the summits of Moel Ysgyfarnogod, Moelwyn Mawr, and Cnicht
Beddgelert to Dolwyddelan - climb to the summit of Snowdon
Dolwyddelan to Bethesda - head over the top of the Glyderau ridge
Bethesda to Conwy - head over the summits of Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel-Fras, and Drum, all in the Carneddau mountains.