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Ramblers The Wonders of Snowdonia

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This 7-day walking holiday will take you over hills and through valleys and forests along the Snowdonia Slate trail. You will visit some of the less frequented parts of Snowdonia’s mountains, whilst learning about the North Wales slate industry history along the way.

  • Visit the grave of the legendary Gelert in the picturesque town of Beddgelert
  • Learn about the history of the North Wales slate industry and the lives of the quarrymen on this diverse trail
  • Visit some of the less frequented parts of Snowdonia’s mountains through forests and open moorland as well as along lake shores with wide open views
  • Rail enthusiasts can include a journey on the Welsh Highland Light Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway
  • Spend time at one of the prettiest towns in the region of Betws-y-Coed
  • Half board en suite accommodation
  • All transport to and from the walks
  • Services of a dedicated tour leader

Day 1: Arrival Day

Independent travel to the Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis, North Wales. Check in is available from 3pm. Meet your tour leader at approximately 6.30pm in the hotel for a briefing before dinner. All evening meals are taken in the hotel restaurant.

Day 2: Bethesda to Llanberis

This walk is very varied as the route takes us through wild, high moorland and then down through beautiful rare indigenous forest. We shall have the opportunity to visit the hospital built for the slate quarry men, now preserved as a museum, as well as time to visit the National Slate Museum.

Day 3: Nantlle to Rhyd Du

This walk follows a very pretty route alongside Lake Nantlle and then into hills for a picture postcard view down into a classic U-shaped valley. We will have the opportunity to have a drink in a country pub before meeting our transportation in Rhyd Ddu. You will then be given the choice of walking from Rhyd Ddu into Beddgelert, being transported there in the vehicles or you can choose to take the Welsh Highland Light Railway from Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert (additional cost). The possible extension adds a further 5 miles, additional 115m of ascent and 255m of descent.

Day 4: Beddgelert to Croesor

This is one of the highlight walks of the holiday. The popular route along the Glaslyn River through forest is very picturesque whilst the route from Nantmor to Croesor offers far-reaching views in a corner of Snowdonia with few people. On a clear day this walk offers very good views of Cnicht, the mountain which is referred to locally as ‘The Matterhorn of Snowdonia’.

Day 5: Croesor to Tanygrisiau

This is a spectacular walk in the high mountain scenery with photogenic views of a number of disused slate quarries and mountain waterfalls.

Day 6: Bethesda to Ogwen Cottage and onto Capel Curig

This is another highlight walk offering dramatic views along the valleys with waterfalls cascading from the mountains above. The force of the river at Ogwen Cottage after rain is breathtaking.

Day 7: Departure Day

Independent departure from the hotel after breakfast. Check out is by 11am. We hope you have enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you on another soon.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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