Snowdonia Walking

Walking and Rambling in Snowdonia

Overview

From the front door of all our Snowdonia hostels you will be treated to unrivalled access to some of the UK's finest walking and hiking territory.

From YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass: There are three routes to top of Snowdon; Crib Goch if you're not afraid of heights (but not suitable for young people), Miners Track, and the Pyg track. There are lots of other walks from the hostel including circular routes suitable for all levels. 
If you’ve already conquered the mountain opt for a scenic six mile hike around the mountain lakes. Follow the Pyg Track out to Llyn Glaslyn and then back via the Miner’s Track to take in Llyn Llydaw. It was here, so the story goes, that Sir Bedevere threw Arthur’s sword Excalibur back to the Lady of the Lake. Snowdonia is a land of legends, and you’re in for a truly magical stay.

From YHA Snowdon Ranger:  The Snowdon Ranger Pass is one of the easier routes up Snowdon, suitable for less experienced walkers and families. You'll be rewarded with the best views over Snowdonia and the coast. 

From YHA Snowdon Llanberis: Located at the foot of Snowdon, you can walk the Llanberis path straight from the hostel. There's also easy access to other Snowdon routes, the Glyders and lots more spectacular high level walks. For low level walks visit the Padarn Lake and Country Park, or explore the history of the slate industry on marked paths through the quarries.

From YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant: The Watkin Path up Snowdon starts very close to the hostel. The hostel itself overlooks Llyn Gwynant - great for low level walking with Snowdon providing a stunning backdrop. YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant is in 42 acres of land, most of it woodland, so there are plenty of trails in the hostel grounds - perfect for families.

 

Hostels nearby

Walking and Rambling in Snowdonia

Caernarfon, Conwy, LL55 4NY

Map references

Lat/Lng: 53.080876, -4.020846

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Climbing in Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Climbing in Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Try the brilliant tracks directly across the road from the hostel. Crib Goch offers grade 1 scrambling opportunities, with lots of famous climbing crags available in the immediate area.

Walking and Rambling in Idwal

Walking and Rambling in Idwal

Walk around Llyn Idwal and discover stunning waterfalls, the famous Devils Kitchen and the magnificent Snowdonia hills - beautiful on any day of the year.

Climbing in Betws-y-Coed

Climbing in Betws-y-Coed

Mount Snowdon is the ultimate climbers dream in North Wales. You'll get a real sense of achievement once you've accomplished this climb.

Climbing

Climbing in Snowdon Bryn Gwynant

There are many local crags within easy walking distance in the area, so you won’t have to walk far before you can start climbing.

Running in Idwal

Running in Idwal

Glyder Ridge Distance: 5.5 miles/8km   Start/Finish: Ogwen car park, Llyn Ogwen, LL57 3LZ   Terrain: Mountain track, trail   Toughness: Challenging   Ascent: 731 metres &

Climbing in Idwal

Climbing in Idwal

The best climbing in the whole world, well, so the hostel manager says! You'll find all varieties of rock and levels.

Watersports in Idwal

Watersports in Idwal

Llyn Ogwen is very popular with fishermen. You might even catch a Gwyniad, a sub-species of European white fish, trapped in the lake after the Ice Age 10,000 years ago.

Snowdonia Mountain Railway

Snowdonia Mountain Railway

Travel on Britain’s only rack and pinion railway to Hafod Eryri, the stunning new visitor centre at the Summit of Snowdon.       Visit the website

Ropes and Ladders

Ropes and Ladders

High level activities to get the heart racing! Enjoy the leaps, swings and zip line with spectacular views of Snowdonia.

Llanberis Lake Railway

Llanberis Lake Railway

Discover the timeless appeal of narrow-gauge steam trains. Enjoy views of Snowdonia as you travel along the shores of Llyn Padarn.

Electric Mountain

Electric Mountain is home to the Dinorwig Power Station, set in the mountains of Snowdonia and dubbed "Britain's largest battery" this hydroelectric station houses 6 electric generators producing

Sygun Copper Mine

Sygun Copper Mine

Tour the large colourful chambers, magnificent stalactite and stalagmites and copper ore veins with traces of gold and silver. Visit the website 

Climbing in Snowdonia

Climbing in Snowdonia

Surrounded by some of the best climbing in Britain, there's plenty of choice with single pitch and multi pitch routes, bouldering problems and a variety of rock types to suit all levels.

Mountain Biking in Snowdonia

Mountain Biking in Snowdonia

The hostel is a short drive from the Forestry Commission's Marin Trail with its challenging ascents and technical descents - best for experienced mountain bikers.