Classic Snowdonia Trails Grade: Moderate to Challenging
On this holiday we explore the majestic peaks of the Snowdonia National Park. We will get a real taste of the rugged, rocky mountains and glaciated valleys that form the core of this part of Wales. The walks are designed to avoid the busiest tracks and savour the quieter panoramas that Snowdonia has to offer. With rugged acsents and far-reaching views, it is a truly rewarding break.
The holiday is led by local mountain guide, Anita Grey, who has lived in this area for many years and knows the all of the best options for a fabulous itinerary.
We will be staying at the 3 star Royal Victoria Hotel , Llanberis. The hotel is located at the foot of Snowdon and within its own extensive grounds.
Itinerary (subject to change)
Day 1 Arrive at your hotel from 2pm and join Anita for an orientation briefing at 6pm and dinner
Day 2 Cnicht Ridge Walk. Our holiday starts in the Moelwyn Hills, around 20 minutes from our base in Llanberis. Cnicht is known as the “Welsh Matterhorn” due to its distinctive pyramid shape which dominates the skyline. There are signs of pre-historic settlements and disused slate quaries en route to the summit. Once on top, there are splendid views back across to Snowdon and beyond.
Day 3 Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr. Today’s walk starts off along the Miner’s Track which leads us nicely towards the rocky peaks of Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr. These rugged mountain tops provide a stunning outline which includes the bristling rock formation of Castell y Gwynt and the gravity defying Cantilever Rock.
Day 4 Snowdon. We will take the quieter route up to the increasingly popular summit of Snowdon. We aim to avoid the crowds by taking this pretty route up through meadows towards the rocky heights of Snowdon’s summit. For our descent we will take the Llanberis Path which is the least steep of all of the options and takes us back towards our base.
Day 5 An optional shorter walk from the hotel. The route will be decided nearer the time but will finish at around 2pm giving women plenty of time for their onward journey.