Snowdon Round

Snowdon Round

A circular walk showcasing the fantastic valleys and mountains of the Snowdonia National Park.

4 to 7 nights
56-61 miles
Moderate to Strenuous

From £620 per person

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About the trail

Based on the excellent Snowdonia Slate Trail, the Snowdon Round has been developed by Contours Holidays to give keen walkers the chance to explore the incredible scenery of the Snowdonia National Park in Wales. The trail features an exhilarating mixture of terrain – including imposing mountains, expansive lakes and colourful woodlands – with impressive and ever-changing views across the diverse Welsh landscape from start to finish.

The standard Snowdon Round route skirts around the foot of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, while those with a real taste for adventure can opt for the Mountain Route and conquer its summit!

We have partnered with the Snowdonia Slate Trail Trust, so that when you book a Contours Holiday along the Snowdon Round, 50% of the cost of your guidebook is given back to fund the maintenance of this spectacular route.

Choose your route

  • Snowdon Round Mountain Route
  • Snowdon Round

About this route

4 to 6 nights
56 miles
Moderate to Strenuous
1st April to 31st October

From £620 per person

Snowdon Round

This fantastic walk sets off from the peaceful village of Llanberis and takes in plenty of diverse scenery and terrain, while avoiding the more demanding climbs found on the mountain route. Although this option is the more low-level of the two Snowdon Round routes we offer, this walk still delivers plenty of engaging variety as it crosses high moorlands and broad glacial valleys, rewarding walkers along the way with a vast range of amazing, far-reaching views.

As well as the beautiful scenery that the Snowdonia National Park is famed for, the Snowdon Round also visits a selection of wonderful little towns and villages, each with their own unique charm and history to explore, making this a diverse trail filled with new discoveries at every turn.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
SR1 A circular trail beginning at Llanberis 4 nights, 3 days walking Strenuous £620
SR2 A circular trail beginning at Llanberis 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate £930

Snowdon Round 4 nights, 3 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
  • Holiday Highlights

Travel to Llanberis where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

Llanberis to Beddgelert. 20 miles (32km) / 2825 ft (861 m) ascent

Day 2

Beddgelert to Capel Curig(L). 17.5 miles (28km) / 2785 ft (849 m) ascent

Day 3

Capel Curig(L) to Llanberis. 18 miles (29km) / 1900 ft (579 m) ascent


Depart from Llanberis after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation in most cases; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard if practical. A very limited number of stops will require you to travel on foot up to two miles off the trail, however these instances will be clearly communicated to you if applicable.

Further transfers may also be required due to some accommodations having a two-night minimum booking policy, especially at weekends.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
(please ring for prices)
Single Supplement
£55.00 per person / per night

Due to the high costs incurred by booking a Solo Traveller on this trail, we can only provide prices on application. Please contact us for further details.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Beddgelert)
£70.00 per person / per night
© Contours Walking Holidays Snowdon Round map
Circular trail beginning at Llanberis
56 miles (89 km)
1st April to 31st October

Holiday highlights

Passing through former slate villages and disused quarries and experiencing the unique slate heritage of North Wales.

Being rewarded with breath-taking views of Snowdon, the Nantlle Ridge and the Glyderau and Carneddau mountain ranges.

Walking through the spectacular steep-sided glacial valleys of Nant Gwynant, Ogwen Valley and Nant Francon.

What's included?

  • 4 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

The villages of Snowdonia are filled with so many delightful attractions that it is worth taking a little extra time to explore the area more thoroughly. Below you will find some great locations in which to spend an extra night or two.

The scenic town of Llanberis is a central hub for outdoor activities such as scuba diving, pony trekking and mountain biking, and is renowned for its famous international fell race, known as the Snowdon Race. There are plenty of cafés, pubs and restaurants in which to sample traditional Welsh dishes such as Welsh rarebit, lavabread and Welsh cakes. For those interested in the local history, Llanberis is also home to the infamous Dolbadarn Castle, standing up to 50 feet tall with an impressive round towered keep. You could also explore Snowdon’s rich industrial heritage within the informative National Slate Museum. Here you will find the workshops constructed just as if the workmen had put down their tools for their last shift and went home.

The un-spoilt village of Beddgelert is another perfect place to spend an extra night. Beddgelert is most famous for its folktale fable of Gelert the faithful dog, whose grave can be found a short walk from the village. Beddgelert has all the usual amenities found within a small village, including a post office and an “open all hours” style village store. Those interested in handmade wares will find that Beddgelert is known for its arts and crafts production, in particular Beddgelert Woodcraft, which presents unique, hand-carved wooden pieces along with ethnic crafts and incense. The surrounding countryside is also worth taking the time to explore, and there is a bike hire shop for those wanting to head out on two wheels for the day.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Beddgelert)
£70.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 55.5 miles (89 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 17.5 miles (28 km)
Maximum daily distance: 20 miles (32 km)
Code: SR1 Grade: Strenuous
Season: 1st April - 31st October
Start of holiday: Llanberis
End of holiday: Llanberis

Route Profile

Snowdon Round Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff.

By Rail - The nearest railway station to the start and end of the trail (Llanberis) is at Bangor (approximately 12 miles away).

By Bus - There is an infrequent bus service from Bangor to Llanberis, so a taxi may be required at certain times.

From London - Trains run from London Euston station to Bangor. From here you will need to take a bus or taxi to Llanberis.

Return To The Start - Snowdon Round is a circular walk starting and ending in Llanberis.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.
"Glyders Ridge" "Glyders Ridge"
"Llanberis and Llyn Padarn" by Adrian Pugh (2021) "Llanberis and Llyn Padarn" by Adrian Pugh (2021)
"Welsh Black Cattle in Nantlle Valley"" by Adrian Pugh (2021) "Welsh Black Cattle in Nantlle Valley"" by Adrian Pugh (2021)
"Llyn Ogwen" by Adrian Pugh (2021) "Llyn Ogwen" by Adrian Pugh (2021)