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Experience the great outdoors with some fantastic walks in North Wales

Discover the best North Wales walks and find the most picturesque routes around both the coast and countryside.

Whether you want to climb the highest peak in England and Wales, follow enchanting rivers, wander through majestic forests, explore the extensive coastline or circle deep blue lakes, there are plenty of walks in North Wales for you.

Walks in North Wales

For many visitors to North Wales, Snowdonia National Park is one of the main attractions, with many flocking to Mount Snowdon and ascending the peak by foot or by train. To avoid the crowds, head for Mount Tryfan or the nearby Glyderau for a more advanced walk with equally fantastic views of the Isle of Anglesey.

For Coastal walks in North Wales, the Llyn Peninsula is an ideal option, where you can explore sandy beaches and walk along cliff tops for amazing views and varied wildlife.

Bringing the whole family? There is a great variety of dog walks in North Wales, that pets and owners alike will enjoy. Take a walk around the picturesque Llyn Ogwen, the lake in which King Arthur’s legendary sword Excalibur is said to rest. Dogs will love to have a drink from the crystal-clear waters or have a quick paddle to cool down. You can also explore one of the many dog-friendly trails in the gardens at Plas Newydd, a stately home situated in Anglesey on the banks of the Menai Straights.

Find more amazing walks in North Wales below…

  • Cwm Bychan and Aberglaslyn Pass

    This 4.5-mile dog-friendly trail allows walkers the chance to see some of North Wales’ copper mining past, passing a number of relics from the era such as buddles and pylons from the ropeway used to carry the ore.

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  • Glyderau

    The Glyderau is a small mountain range in the Snowdonia National Park with 11 peaks that reach over 600m. There are a number of routes through the Glyderau, with many reaching the summits of the more famous peaks Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Tryfan. The terrain is challenging, however the spectacular views make it worthwhile.

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  • Gwydyr Forest

    Holyhead Road
    LL24 0AA

    03000 653000

    Blow off the cobwebs with a walking trail through Gwydir Forest Park. This stunning forest surrounds Betws-y-coed, one of the prettiest villages in Snowdonia.

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  • Llyn Idwal Circular

    Llyn Idwal Circular

    1h 44m

    2.9 miles


    A lakeside stroll around Llyn Idwal in Wales, a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts due to its rock formations and lush vegetation.

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  • Glyder fach

    National Trust – Carneddau and Glyderau

    National Trust Bwthyn Ogwen
    Nant Ffrancon
    LL57 3LZ

    01248 600954

    Explore this 21,000-acre mountainous area, with 100km of footpaths and 1,000 archaeological sites that 500,000 walkers visit every year. The area is home to a variety of wildlife species including otters, water voles, ponies, and birds such as peregrine.

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  • Snowdon

    If you’re planning on walking up Wales’ highest mountain, then all the information you’ll need can be found on the Walk up Snowdon website. With full descriptions of the walks from the Llanberis Path to the highly challenging Crib Goch, as well as a selection of easier walks in the area, there will be a walk to suit your plans.

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  • The Anglesey Coastal Path

    A developing route along the circumference of the beautiful island, the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is around 130 miles in length and takes about 12 days to complete. The route can be separated into 12 sections, all of which take in some of the spectacular coastal scenery Anglesey has to offer.

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  • The Mawddach Trail

    A 9.5-mile route that winds around the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, following the disused railway. The path is flat, is fairly evenly surfaced and in most places is about three metres wide, meaning it is ideal for everyone from walkers and cyclists to wheelchair users.

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  • Wales Coast Path

    Wales Coast Path

    Wales is unique in having a footpath that takes in the entire coast, and Walk the Wales Coast Path website has all the information you’ll need to take on the challenge!

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