The Snowdonia National Park boasts vast areas of natural beauty and unique scenery. It is known as Eryri by Welsh a name that can be translated as “the place of the eagles”. The park which covers 838 square miles is one of the three natural parks found in Wales and the oldest one being designated as one in 1951. Both the scenery and the activities that can be done here are so diverse that anyone will find something to suit their taste. Whether you are coming for pulse raising activities or for simply standing and admire the Snowdonia Mountains, lakes, rivers and forests you will not be disappointed. The landscape is breathtaking and unique. There are nine mountain ranges here and they cover over half of the national park’s surface. Some of the peaks reach over 3,000 feet (915m). But the mountains are not the only reason people are enchanted by this landscape. There are many river gorges, waterfalls and valleys. Forests are filled with ash, oak, rowan and hazel trees. There are 23 miles of coastline located in the park as well thanks to the Dyfi, Maywddach and Dwyryd estuaries.
Itinerary: the highest mountain in Wales Mount Snowdon, Snowdonia National Park, climbing to Snowdon’s summit via Miners’ Path, the highest Wales’ waterfall Pistyll Rhaeadr, Lake Padarn & ruins of Dolbadarn Castle.
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Important information: 07:45 am meeting near Hotel Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, W6 8DR (near Hammersmith Station), finishing next day at the same place about 9 pm. Travel times may vary depending on traffic/weather conditions.
Day One: 07:45 meet at the Hotel Novotel London West; 08:00 departure; 12:00-18:00 hiking to the highest waterfall of Wales Pistyll Rhaeadr (Distance: 8 Kms/Ascent: 630 metres); 18:00 departure from Tan-y-Pistyll Café; 20:00 check in at the hotel on shore of Padar Lake near Snowdon Mt, free time to explore ruins of Dolbadarn Castle;
Day Two: 07:00-08:00 breakfast; 08:00 departure; 09:00-15:00 hiking along beautiful lakes up to the summit of Snowdon via Miners Path (Distance: 13 Kms/Ascent: 720 metres), lunch in a cafe on the summit; 15:00 departure; 21:00 London, Hammersmith.
Difficulty: moderate to challenging (for someone in good hiking condition, well-maintained trails, increased mileage, moderate elevation gain). There will be a few stretches with steep gradients and about 15km of hiking split into two days.
If you are not good at hiking, you may still join us for this tour and enjoy your own sightseeing walks around the national park and our designated bus stops.
For fitness fans: on this hike, you can expect to walk 25000+ steps over the weekend.
Think you are up to the challenge? Join us and find out!
Food: bring a packed lunch, nuts and energy snacks to last you during the trip
What to bring:
That’s it, we will take care of transportation and logistics on the trip, so just turn up and have a great weekend of hiking!
Hotels: Padarn Hotel
Mountain Leader: Max
Please note: this tour is designed for the London Social Hiking group, therefore, the tour is guided in the English language. We can always organize a private tour in your preferred language. Please contact us via email@example.com
Traveling in small groups creates a friendly atmosphere. We aim to have no more than 16 walkers per group leader.
The tour is over, but available for pre-order. For this contact us