Inspirational guidebook to 40 great mountain day walks and scrambles in Snowdonia. Inspirational routes for all abilities across the National Park with routes up Snowdon and Moel Eilio, the Glyderau, the Carneddau, Eifionydd, Siabod and the Moelwynion, Rhinogydd (the Harlech Dome), Migneint and the Arans and Cadair Idris and the Tarrens.
This inspirational guidebook describes 40 superb routes among the valleys and heights of the Snowdonia National Park, inviting walkers to explore the less well-known regions of Snowdonia as much as those that are eternally popular. These walks have been chosen to encourage experienced walkers and mountaineers to try something new in this much-loved region, while at the same time offering clear descriptions of classic routes for those new to Snowdonia.
All the routes in Great Mountain Days in Snowdonia are day walks – graded from moderate to arduous to help you choose the right route – and all of them make for a great day out in Snowdonia, whether in the ice and snow covered winter or during long summer days, the walks in this guide can be enjoyed all year round.
40 graded walks throughout the Snowdonia National Park area routes illustrated with Harvey maps and pictorial route diagrams by artist and outdoor writer, Mark Richards some routes include mild scrambling or long days in rugged country.
This is the second title in the Cicerone Great Mountain Days series, which include the Lake District, Scotland and the Pennines.
For nearly 50 years Cicerone have been producing guidebooks on recognised treks, regions, areas and general tips for hikers.
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Seasonsall year round but check the weather forecast before you go, choose your walk accordingly and take appropriate gear
CentresConwy, Aber, Betws-y-Coed, Ffestiniog, Dolgellau, Capel Curig, Llanberis, Beddgelert, Bala, Machynlleth
Difficultyroutes graded from moderate to arduous; map and compass skills recommended for all routes; terrain often bouldery or marshy, complex and trackless
Must Seeclassic summits such as: Snowdon, Cadair Idris, Pen yr Ole Wen; horseshoes such as: Carneddau, Cwm Eigiau, Moel Eilio; ridge routes and scrambles such as: Tryfan, Nantlle Ridge and family days out including Conwyn Mountain and Aberglaslyn Gorge
About this guide
Weather to walk?
Before you start
Recreation and the mountain environment
SNOWDON AND MOEL EILIO
1. Snowdon Horseshoe
2. The Rhyd Ddu Path and the Snowdon Ranger
3. The Watkin Path and Yr Aran
4. The Pyg Track and the Miners’ Track
5. Moel Eilio Horseshoe
6. The Glyders by the Bristly Ridge
7. Y Garn to Elidir Fawr and Carnedd y Filiast
9. Bwlch Tryfan, Y Foel Goch, Gally yr Ogof and Cefn y Capel
10. Conwy Mountain
11. Tal y Fan
12. Drum, Foel-fras, Garnedd Uchaf, Drosgl and the Aber falls
13. Llyn Anafon and the eastern Carneddau
14. Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llywelyn and Pen yr Helgi Du
15. Cwm Eigiau Horseshoe
16. Creigiau Gleision and Llyn Cowlyd
17. Llyn Geirionydd and Llyn Crafnant
18. The Carneddau: end-to-end
19. Mynydd Mawr
20. The Nantlle Ridge
21. Moel Hebog, Moel yr Ogof and Moel Lefn
SIABOD AND THE MOELWYNION
22. Aberglaslyn, Llyn Dinas and Cwm Bychan
23. Moel Siabod
24. Cnicht and Cwm Croesor
25. Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach
26. Moel Meirch and Ysgafell Wen
RHINOGYDD (THE HARLECH DOME)
27. Bwlch Tyddiad and Bwlch Drws Ardudwy
28. Rhinog Fawr
29. Rhinog Fach and Rhinog Fawr
30. Y Llethr and Diffwys
MIGNEINT AND THE ARANS
31. Carnedd y Filiast
32. Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant
33. Rhobell Fawr
34. Aran Benllyn
35. Aran Fawddwy
CADAIR IDRIS AND THE TARREN HILLS
36. Cyfrwy, Pen y Gadair and Mynydd Pencoed
37. Pen y Gadair from Ty Nant
38. Mynydd Pencoed, Pen y Gadair and Mynydd Moel
39. Tyrrau Mawr and Craig y Llyn
40. The Tarren Hills
Appendix 1: Concise Walk Reference and Personal Log
Appendix 2: Bibliography and Further Reading
Appendix 3: Glossary of Welsh Words