Walking & Rambling in Snowdonia
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.
Other things to do nearby
Rise and fall with the countryside on quiet lanes and exciting downhill sprints in this stunning area. Try one of the ride with GPS routes that we've created.
Dramatic limestone headland renowned for its wildlife and history. Don't miss the live camera that watches the seabird colonies.
The Smallest House in Great Britain can be found nestled amongst a terrace of houses on Conwy's quayside.
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
Pools next to the Conwy estuary provide ideal feeding and roosting places for ducks and wading birds. Visit the website
A unique range of very special adventures. Experience Europe's longest ziplines or massive underground trampolines and high-rope cavern adventures. Visit the website
Discover the timeless appeal of narrow-gauge steam trains. Enjoy views of Snowdonia as you travel along the shores of Llyn Padarn.
Discover a landscape that was sculptured by ice thousands of years ago.
Descend Jacobs ladder and wander through tunnels and chambers. Outside the caverns there's breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay.
Portmeirion, the setting for the cult 60s series 'The Prisoner' has shops, cafes, gardens, beaches and 70 acres of exotic woodlands to explore.
The rides and activities at this unique eco-attraction have been designed for fun with a difference – you provide the energy!
One of the most impressive castles in Wales, overlooking the Conwy estuary. Don't miss a walk along the town walls. Visit the website
Ideal for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and powerboating with easy access to the open sea and superb coastal scenery. Visit the website
This enormous neo-Norman castle is crammed with fascinating items, such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria.
Try one of the fastest growing adrenaline sports in the world. Bring your friends along and challenge them to a race!
There's 80 acres of magnificent gardens to explore, with lovely Italianate terraces, formal lawns and magical wooded valley.