Snowdonia Slate Trail

Snowdonia Slate Trail

Bangor to Bethesda through the heart of the slate mining industry in Snowdonia.

3 to 8 nights
24-84 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £370 per person

About the trail

Walk back in time and explore the slate mining heritage of Snowdonia National Park. The Snowdonia Slate Trail dips into stunning valleys and clambers along drovers’ roads across wild moorland, where the mountainside spills blue slate and the long low buildings of abandoned mining operations preside over the lakes that have long since filled the quarries.

From Bangor and the Menai Strait, the Snowdonia Slate Trail wanders south to Bethesda, one of many towns to sprout from the slate quarrying industry, where it begins its circuit around the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Boasting some steep climbs affording mountain views unlike any you’ll see south of Scotland, this wending trail grants access to some of the most striking landscapes in Wales.

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