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Walking Areas North Snowdonia

Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

The Snowdonia National Park contains some of the most dazzling mountain scenery in the UK. With their reputation for rough rocky outcrops, vertiginously sheer cliffs and scooped glacial cwms, the mountains have shaped the livelihood of the people who’ve lived here.

When walking in this area we advise that you take a compass and be prepared for sudden changes in weather. And remember there will be limited mobile phone coverage!

Only a short distance away from this spectacular land of mountains you can discover breathtaking coastline. The Llŷn Coastal Footpath provides you golden opportunity to experience the coastal landscape by following this winding route.There are small coves and wide expanses of sand, rugged cliffs and small harbours waiting to be discovered.


Llyn Peninsula

Morning on the Llyn Peninsula is spectacular. Almost anywhere you stay, the sea is there when you open the curtains.

The pointy mountains are an extinct range of volcanoes and you’re never far from them. Families with children come here because you can pretty much count on being able to go walking from your front door. You don’t have to travel far, and if you did want to travel, to Portmeirion, say, or to Caernarfon for the shops and castle, Llyn’s a small place and the journeys are short. You can feel cut off without actually being cut off.

Llyn’s popular beaches offer some of the best surfing in the whole of Wales. And there are also big, quiet stretches of sand like Porth Oer, known as Whistling Sands because the dry sand squeaks as you walk on it.

Find out more about Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

Find out more about Snowdonia National Park

Some useful links:

Snowdonia FACTBOOK


Mountain, valley and coastline

Tour Operators:

Celtic Trails
Contours Walking Holidays
High Trek Snowdonia
Plas y Brenin
Edge of Wales Walks
Wild About Wales
Walking North Wales


Ordnance Survey Explorer 17,18, 23, 253, 254
CCW’s countryside access maps

Llyn Peninsula FACTBOOK


Good coastal walking, and exposed hilltops

Long Distance Walks:

Edge of Wales

Tour Operators:

Edge of Wales Walk
Walking North Wales


Ordnance Survey Explorer 254 and 253
CCW’s countryside access maps