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Snowdonia Guided Mountain Walks

By 6th September 2020June 3rd, 2021Summer, Walking

Introduction

Finding the best routes, viewpoints and photographs can be tricky, but not if you join us on our Snowdonia guided mountain walks. Maybe you want to find good viewpoints or places of interest along your walking route. Or maybe you want to plan a day’s itinerary based on visiting the most popular spots. Either way, a guide can help keep you safe and comfortable; make your experience more successful and enjoyable, including keeping the right pace; and can make the day a valuable learning experience, including passing on a whole host of useful tips.

Booking and Prices

If you’d like to know more about our Snowdonia guided walks, then see our main page for more details and prices; or have a look at the Calendar for forthcoming “Open” events and see what our clients say about us.

When you are ready, then get in touch to make an enquiry or a booking.

We also guide mountain walks in the Lake District and the Scottish highlands.

Guided Walks on Snowdon

Two scramblers heading along Crib Goch with the summit of Snowdon in the background during a scrambling course in SnowdoniaThere are many walks up Snowdon covering a wide range of difficulty and popularity. While we are very happy to guide walks on the very popular routes, and do so often, we also recognise that many people prefer a little more solitude. So we like to discuss your preferences and perhaps end up taking you on one of the quieter routes. The less crowded routes are no less worthwhile, but will allow you to see what is a very fine mountain from more unusual perspectives.

A view of Llyn Lldaw from Lliwedd during a guided scrambling day on the Snowdon Horseshoe

For the more adventurous, there are also a variety of scrambling routes on Snowdon. These include some that definitely fall into the category of guided scrambles, not mountain walks (ropes and equipment are required). But others are well within the reach of an experienced walker with a head for heights. The classic route is without doubt the Snowdon Horseshoe. This first takes in the scrambling ridge of Crib Goch, before reaching the summit of Snowdon. It then continues around in a horseshoe shape to cross the double peaks of Y Lliwedd before descending back to Snowdon’s lakes.

Tryfan Guided Walk

View of Tryfan in winter

Tryfan in winter coat

Tryfan is famous for a number of reasons, and a much sought-after summit to complete. First of all, there is its distinctive shape, instantly recognisable once you know it. Then there is the fact that it is one of the very few peaks in the UK on which you will need to use your hands as well as feet to reach the top. There is no easy ‘path’, which is why many will choose to do Tryfan as a guided mountain walk. Next, many people will know of the two huge stones, named Adam and Eve, that sit at the summit. The tradition of jumping between them is not to be missed by those with good nerves (in good weather).

A scrambler takes the enormous step across the gap between Adam and Eve on the summit of Tryfan

Jumping Adam and Eve

Other Guided Mountain Walks in Snowdonia

A group on a mountain walk in Snowdonia with a guide

A guided mountain walk in Snowdonia

You could be forgiven for thinking that Snowdon and Tryfan are the only two mountains in Snowdonia, so popular and are they. However, the Snowdonia National Park covers a huge area. In the Glyderau range, Tryfan is only one of the peaks. There are also the fine walking summits of Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Y Garnedd. Across the Ogwen valley is the Carneddau range, which actually includes Wales’ second highest summit, Carnedd Llewellyn. Then there is the Moelwyn range. This much quieter range has a very wild and remote feeling and includes the ‘Welsh Matterhorn’, the peak of Cnicht.

We regularly guide walks and run navigation and scrambling courses in all these other areas. So, if you’d like to see more of what Snowdonia has to offer apart from the enormous queues at the summit of Snowdon, then get in touch to ask what we can arrange.