We love going adventuring in the mountains! However, when you’ve got little ones or older people at the party, it can be difficult to find something which is suitable that everyone can enjoy.
Not to worry, we have chosen the top 10 choices for someone who fancies an easy walk up Snowdonia. We have gone for a must-do family walks such as Cwm Idwal or Aber Falls – which are all within driving distance of Paddocks Lodge Park, which is a great place to look at if you are looking to buy lodges in North Wales.
Cwm Idwal Circuit
This classic Snowdonia walk that every walker should complete once in their life when they have a spare hour. Keen hillwalkers will continue onwards and upwards into the Glyders, but the majesty of the glacial cwm is an amazing sight to behold for all parties concerned – beauty accessible for all.
Aber Falls Walk
This is a lovely, steady path that takes you up some classic welsh woodland up to a hill to the tallest waterfall in Wales. This is best done after heavy rainfall to see the falls in full flow. The accessible track or follow an exciting path through the woods – so it’s really up to you as to what level of challenge that you are after. It’s not the shortest walk every but it is undoubtedly one of the best easy walks in North Wales.
This is an extremely easy walk, all you have to do is walk over a path to a tree which is marked with Gelert’s grave. If you know the story of Gelert he was a great and faithful hound who was legendarily buried here.
Llyn Parc walks from Betws-y-Coed
This walk is a must-do if you are in the Betws y Coed area! Here you will be treated to some classic and famous Snowdonia views, as well as the priceless feeling of mountain air.
This is a good, multi-use track between the villages of Rhydd Ddu and Beddgelert that can be walked and enjoyed by people of all walking abilities. The entire route is 16K there and back – but don’t let that freak you out! You can cut the track up into sections and just do a small portion of it as you need.
Llyn Llydaw from Pen-y Pass
This 5km walk doesn’t have too much of an ascent, this walk will take you onto Snowdon, the great mountain itself – without meaning you’ll need to take on the whole ascent. If you want to keep going you can head up to the Glaslyn. This is a great walk for when winter conditions keep you from tackling summits.
Cwm Llan Circuit
This walk is just over 6km, it’s another one on the flanks of Snowdon, a walk into Cwm Llan – this shorter walk is just to the lip of the cwm and the waterfalls, some sections of the path at the quarry can be wet underfoot and require some care and precision when climbing.
Llyn Dinas Circuit
This easy 4km loop on good paths with a return onto the road to be mindful of – its recommended that you use this as an ‘out-and-back’ route. The ‘beach’ at Beddgelert at the end is very popular with families.