Mountains and walks in Snowdonia and The Llyn Peninsula
North Wales is home to stunning mountains and coastlines. One mountain you may have heard about is Snowdon. Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Mount Snowdon, at 3,560 ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. With stunning scenery and awe-inspiring views its all part of a great day out for you and your family in North Wales.During school holidays, or on fine weather days, the Snowdon railway can be extremely busy and advance booking is recommended.
Alternatively, many people walk up Snowdon in fine weather – and the feeling and the atmosphere amongst everyone when you get to the top is quite special.
Snowdon is not the only mountain, it’s just one of many to be found in north Wales. Hundreds of miles of great walks can be found all over the surrounding area. Hills, mountains, lake side walks and not forgetting the coastal walks are there waiting for you.
Moel-y-Gest – 858 ft
Ideal for warming up the legs.
Moel-y-Gest is a near by small mountain ideal for testing boots and streching those legs for the big mountains. Moel-y-Gest rises steeply above the town of Porthmadog in the southeast of Ll?n. At only 262m this hill really does feel much higher than it actually is and offers spectacular views across the town, estuary and neighbouring mountains of Snowdonia
Cnicht – 2260 ft
Cnicht is a mountain in Snowdonia which forms part of the Moelwynion mountain range.
The walk starts from the village of Croesor which has parking. (grid ref. SH 631446)
Take the lane up past the school and chapel, At the gate continue northwards to the brow of the hill where you fork right. The way ahead is now obvious as you aim for the summit climbing gently at first with fine views over the surrounding countryside. The way steepens and there are a couple of short scrambles before you reach the summit (2260 ft. / 689 m.) which is a fine viewpoint with almost a 360 degree panorama of mountains.
This walk can be made longer by going continuing on to llyn yr Adar
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We have plenty of books on plenty of other fantastic walks around Snowdonia – but here are a few photographs taken by us or our guests.