Snowdon Round

A scenic walk around the foothills of the iconic Snowdon massif in Snowdonia National Park.

4 to 6 nights
56 miles
Moderate to Strenuous

From £380 per person

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About this route

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.

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Interactive
Snowdon Round map
Circular trail beginning at Llanberis
56 miles (89 km)
25th March to 26th 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.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
SR1 A circular trail beginning at Llanberis 4 nights, 3 days walking Strenuous£380
SR2 A circular trail beginning at Llanberis 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate£570

Snowdon round 4 nights, 3 days walking

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

Travel to Llanberis where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Llanberis to Beddgelert. 20 miles (32km)

Day 2

Beddgelert to Capel Curig. 17.5 miles (28km)

Day 3

Capel Curig to Llanberis. 18 miles (29km)

Finish

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.

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 walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

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 walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£40.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£30.00 per person / per night

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

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Beddgelert)
£55.00 per person / per night

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)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Beddgelert)
£55.00 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: 25th March - 26th October
Start of holiday: Llanberis
End of holiday: Llanberis

Route Profile

Snowdon round Route Profile

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent to you in your holiday 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 - Various bus services run to Llanberis.

From London - Trains run from London Euston station to Bangor. From here you will need to take either bus/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.

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6 to 7 nights
61 miles
Demanding+
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