Hiking Holidays in Snowdonia, Wales

Hiking and Walking Holidays in Snowdonia, Wales

We are perfectly located as a hiking holiday destination in Snowdonia, Wales.

Snowdonia is a truly breath-taking place to walk in and wherever you go you will be amazed at the beauty surrounding you. We are keen walkers and are happy to recommend walks to suit your ability. We also have maps of the area and lots of walking books for you to borrow.

For a serious challenge Cadair Idris is on our doorstep and there are many other mountains only a short drive away. See our mountaineering page for more details.

Within a half an hour drive you can walk in woodlands, up hills and along miles of beautiful beaches.

Here are some of our favourites. We also recommend the Snowdonia National Park website which is a really great resource for anyone looking to spend time in the area.

More information: Snowdonia National Park website.

The Blue Lake

This is an amazing place and best to go mid-week before the school holidays if at all possible, it’s a very well known “hidden gem”. It takes under 30 minutes from parking your car to reach the blue lake but it’s quite a steep climb over fairly rocky ground. It’s almost always very muddy so take waterproof boots or a change of shoes. If you are feeling brave you should also take swimwear and a towel as it is a perfect natural swimming pool – freezing cold though!

The Precipice Walk

More information: The Precipice Walk.

This walk starts from a car park just above Dolgellau and is quite breath-taking. It starts 800ft up and follows a contour line so there are no steep ascents or descents. The ground is rocky in places though and although the precipice isn’t anywhere near as terrifying as it sounds, people who suffer terrible vertigo have been known to have to turn back – our children LOVED it. It’s about 3 miles long.

The Torrent Walk

More information: The Torrent Walk.

Only a short drive from Dolffanog Fach. Parking is at a layby just off the main road to Dolgellau and follow a foot path down alongside the river torrents. It’s very beautiful and the path is good all the way around. It’s a fairly steep climb on the way back up but there are plenty of places to stop and rest if you need to. This walk only takes about an hour.


This is the place we walk at most frequently, perhaps because it is just a 5 minute drive away. It’s also perfect as you can make your walk as long or short as you want – depending how much time we have (or how lazy the dog is feeling), we can walk anywhere from 20 minutes to 3 hours. It’s so lovely and peaceful and best of all – you can pop into The Railway Arms for a drink or a meal when you have finished!

Cregennan Lakes

More information: Cregennan Lakes.

This is a truly magical place. You can make this a short, hour long walk around the two lakes or you can go for miles (see the directions linked to above) Again, it's a short drive away, towards Dolgellau and you have the advantage of amazing views without the climb as the car park is halfway up the hills. If you take the walk around the lakes there are no steep parts, it's pretty much flat throughout. It's a perfect spot to take a packed lunch or picnic and just sit and wonder at the beauty surrounding you.

If you are a keen walker and are part of a walking/ramblers group, why not talk to us about a group walking holiday? We can accommodate 4 couples and provide a perfect base for a self-guided walking holiday or we can arrange a guide from Wild Walks Wales to accompany you.

It has been known to rain occasionally in Wales but this doesn’t need to spoil your walk. Just make sure you bring suitable footwear and waterproof clothing!

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