There are so many wonderful walks to do across Snowdonia and Anglesey. You are totally spoilt for choice.
We have chosen some walks that are very close by below but if you are wanting to go further afield we highly recommend that you visit Mud and Routes. It is a free site and has the most walks well documented and easy to follow for North Wales.Click here
If you want to start from the hotel on foot, your starting point is Point 7 on the map. To get to Point 7 come out of the hotel and follow the drive and then the lane towards the vehicle bridge that you crossed to arrive. Turn right just before the bridge and follow the river path until you reach a kissing gate and a lane. Continue right along the lane and past the Sygun copper mine dropping down alongside the river again on the path. This then brings you to point 7 on the map.
You can follow the map whichever way you wish but if you want to reach a cafe, then Caffi Gwynant is about 100 yards along on the right from point 6 on the map, on the opposite side of the road as you come out of the lake walk. Follow the direction of the car layby and a row of houses. It’s an old chapel set up slightly along the road.
From here you can either follow the same path back, continue on the map, or walk back along the road to Beddgelert. Caffi Gwynant (Cafe Snowdon) is a great stop off place in a converted chapel and the food and relaxed atmosphere are both divine!
Alternatively, if you wish to drive to the starting point then there is a small car park by Caffi Gwynant and you can start the walk from Point 6 there.
To get there by car from the hotel, cross the vehicle bridge and turn right. Continue in that direction and you’ll pass the lake Llyn Dinas on your right, Red Dragon camping pods on your left, and you’ll find the car park a little further along on your right.
Along this route you’ll take in the spectacular Aberglaslyn gorge with the Glaslyn river raging alongside the path, Bedd y Ci (the grave of Prince Llywelyn’s faithful hound), the beautiful village of Beddgelert, the placid waters of Llyn Dinas and the old copper mine workings of Sygun and Cwm Bychan.
Here is a list of walks that you can start right from the steps of the hotel.
If you’re not aware of the countryside code, please have a look here.
Please look at this Link for all the seven paths up Snowdon. It details all the parking places, sherpa details and routes.
If you would prefer not to have to walk up or down the mountain then the Snowdon Mountain Railway is a wonderful way to reach the summit, and there is a cafe at the top. We can’t promise a view though as it really depends on the weather which changes all the time!
A stone’s throw away from the A55, Aber Falls is a fantastic option for those just arriving at the National Park. The route offers many picnic areas with wide, open spaces perfect for families with young children.
Please note: There are two small car parks at the start of the Great Falls Walk. You have to drive through the village of Abergwyngregyn on a narrow road to get there.
These car parks fill up quickly, especially at weekends and during school holidays, causing congestion and long delays on busy days.
It is advisable to consider using the free car park before reaching the village of Abergwyngregyn. Turn off the A55 at Junction 13 signposted Abergwyngregyn. Follow the P signs to the free car park on the left rather than follow the road up through the village.