2015 Walk Information

Click the walk names to view descriptions of each walk.

Which walk?

Select walks suited to your ability. Grades, distances and times are provided for guidance. More information about the walk grades can be found on our FAQs page

A ++ : Extremely Hard - For Experienced Walkers Only - For those requiring a challenge of physical fitness and stamina rather than a sightseeing expedition

A : Hard - a walk that will have a number of areas that can place a demand on the physical and mental capability of the walker. There are a number of ascents/descents during the walk, the route at times will require careful navigation and foot placement. Steep ascents and descents, wet ground and distance contribute to the designation "A" Note that a designation of "A+" has been used for even more challenging walks.

B : Moderate - a walk that will include one or two physically or mentally demanding stretches. There may be a number of ascents and descents which could be considered challenging again B+ may be a little more challenging

C : Easy - a walk that can be completed without undue stress or physical strain. Normally low level walks with easy escape routes to a village or town. A walk may be designated as 'Easy' though it could be demanding due to the distance and time taken to complete. Please note that most walks take place in the surrounding hills and involve some ascents, our beautiful town is surrounded by hills!

Walk registration takes place each day at the DRAGON THEATRE, in the centre of Barmouth. www.dragontheatre.co.uk

  Day No. Walk Grade Distance Hours Max Height Total Ascended Transport Meet
NEW High Level -  Llanbedr to Barmouth Super WalkSat 12thW1NEW High Level -  Llanbedr to Barmouth Super Walk
Very demanding both mentally & physical covering  5 major peaks.
A++17.5 102,4705,922Own/shared06.45
Arenig FawrSat 12thW2Arenig Fawr
Excellent walking & superb views of every major summit in Snowdonia.
A96.52,8001,947Own/shared08.30
NEW Moel yr Hydd from TanygrisauSat 12thW3NEW Moel yr Hydd from Tanygrisau
From the Oakley Arms through Plas Tan-Y-Bwlch woods to Llyn Mair and forest tracks to Rhyd back to Tan-Y Bwlch Station where there may be a chance of Afternoon refreshments, back past Llyn Mair to finish at the Oakley Arms.
B+45.52,1251,484Own/Shared09:00 meet at Dragon
NEW Photographic Walk & WorkshopSat 12thW4NEW Photographic Walk & Workshop
Discussing light and composition in various situations along the walk.
C46-7Own/shared10:00
Minfordd to BarmouthSun 13thW5Minfordd to Barmouth
From the Tal y Llyn over the Cadair and down the Pony & over the Bridge.
A+10.582,8943,815(£) Public transport necessary08:00
Taicynhaeaf, Tyn-y-Groes, New Precipice WalkSun 13thW6Taicynhaeaf, Tyn-y-Groes, New Precipice Walk
Uphill climbs & breathtaking views across the Mawddach valley, on this high level walk.
B+1681,2764,000Own/shared08:30
NEW Roman Earthworks and Old Railway Tracks of TrawsfynyddSun 13thW7NEW Roman Earthworks and Old Railway Tracks of Trawsfynydd
A walk in an area of bygone ages, over  moorland dotted with small lakes & low hills.
C6.7551.075860Own/shared10:00
Farchynys to BarmouthSun 13thW8Farchynys to Barmouth
Walking through the foothills around Barmouth
C555441,300(£) Public transport necesseary10:15
NEW Abergynolwyn to BarmouthMon 14thW9NEW Abergynolwyn to Barmouth
Magnificent views of the southern area of the festival on this addition to our programme.
A8.561,4501,820(£) Public transport necessary08:30
Trails Around Llan FfestiniogMon 14thW10Trails Around Llan Ffestiniog
Varied walk through woodland, moor, farmland & deep forest.
B65.59761,651Own/shared09:00
Mynnydd Egryn and Pen Y DinasMon 14thW11Mynnydd Egryn and Pen Y Dinas
An historical walk among the coastal foothills with magnificent sea views.
C861,2522,194(£) Public transport necessary09:30
Trails around Dyffryn ArdudwyMon 14thW12Trails around Dyffryn Ardudwy
Ancient Trackways and Bronze Age Burial Chamber.
C6.55.5581825Own/shared10:00
NEW Rhobell FawrTue 15thW13NEW Rhobell Fawr
A walk to the summit on a clear day is a perfect pedestal to view South Snowdonia.
A7.56.52,3912,178Own/shared08:00
Bwlch Y Rhiwgyr Ridge and SylfaenTue 15thW14Bwlch Y Rhiwgyr Ridge and Sylfaen
A fairly demanding circular walk with spectacular views from the Ridge.
B+761,6782,311Own/shared08.30 meet at Dragon
Dinas MawddwyTue 15thW15Dinas Mawddwy
Old pathways in ancient hills passing a legendary battle site
B1161,1822,836Own/Shared09:00
Trawsfynydd, Nant Pasgan & Cwm MochTue 15thW16Trawsfynydd, Nant Pasgan & Cwm Moch
A chance to visit possibly the finest Medieval House in Gwynedd.
C+761,2861,636Own/shared transport09:30
Clip and the Roman StepsWed 16thW17Clip and the Roman Steps
Ascend the summit of Clip and traverse Craig Wion
A961,9112,293Own/shared transport08:30
Maesglase to Dinas MawddwyWed 16thW18Maesglase to Dinas Mawddwy
A steep ascent, traverse the ridge and descent into the valley
A962.0871,870Own/Shared Transport09:00
Llandecwyn to HarlechWed 16thW19Llandecwyn to Harlech
A linear walk starting at the north end of the Taith Ardudwy.
B9.57.51,1582,305(£) Public transport necessary09:15
NEW Trawsfynydd Lake CircularWed 16thW20NEW Trawsfynydd Lake Circular
Great views including the Moelwyn Mountains, the Arenigs, and Cadair Idris.
C861,000900Own/shared09:45
Cadair Idris & Llyn Cau to DolgellauThu 17thW21Cadair Idris & Llyn Cau to Dolgellau
Strenuous climb to the summit and back down the ridge.
A+117.52,9283,626(£) Public transport necessary08:15
Diffwys from Bontddu & back to BarmouthThu 17thW22Diffwys from Bontddu & back to Barmouth
At some points a very steep ascent to Diffwys then along the ridge to Barmouth.
A1272,4603,000(£) Public transport necessary07:50
NEW PenrhyndeudraethThu 17thW23NEW Penrhyndeudraeth
Easy woodland walk along Ffestiniog Railway including views of Snowdon.
B65.57001,000Own/Shared09:00
Cwm Nant Col & Foel WenThu 17thW24Cwm Nant Col & Foel Wen
Picturesque walk on Drovers Trails over an Ancient Clapper Bridge
C+761,1241,485Own/shared09:30
Walking Festival Social EveningThu 17thWalking Festival Social Evening
We do hope you can join us for a very enjoyable evening. It is a chance to get together with other walkers and leaders, to discuss the week’s events. Please indicate on your booking form if you require tickets. Time: 19.30 Cost: £17:50 for three course hot meal Bar available for purchase of drinks.
19.30 Arts Room, Dragon Theatre
NEW Aran Ridge, Cwm Cywarch & Aran BenllynFri 18thW25NEW Aran Ridge, Cwm Cywarch & Aran Benllyn
A hidden gem of Snowdonia ascending the 2nd largest mountain south of Snowdon.
A1072,9503,320Own/shared08:00
Soar and Bryn Cader FanerFri 18thW26Soar and Bryn Cader Faner
Perhaps the most beautiful Bronze Age site in Britain, a stone circle and burial place.
B5.551,2711,290Own/Shared09:00
Llanelltyd to BarmouthFri 18thW27Llanelltyd to Barmouth
Fairly demanding, undulating walk with views  along the Mawddach.
B106.59242,950(£) Public transport necessary09:30
NEW Blue Lake and Cregennan LakesFri 18thW28NEW Blue Lake and Cregennan Lakes
Steep start, but fantastic views passing lakes, waterfall,  and stone circle.
C961,1391,814(£) Public transport necessary08:30
NEW Taith Ardudwy Super WalkSat 19thW29NEW Taith Ardudwy Super Walk
Demanding walk covering  all  sections from  Llandecwyn to Barmouth. We are arranging for food to be available for purchase in ‘The Ship Aground’ so that you can recover after the walk and we will arrange mini buses to be available (at a cost) back to Barmouth.
A++24101,5735,285(£_ Public transport necessary06:45
Rhinog Fach & Y Llethr (Beer Festival)Sat 19thW30Rhinog Fach & Y Llethr (Beer Festival)
Good level of fitness required for climbing these two peaks - Beer at the end! (££)
A+962,4772,435Own/Shared08:30
NEW Yr Aran from Nant Gwynant (5hrs)Sat 19thW31NEW Yr Aran from Nant Gwynant (5hrs)
Magnificent waterfalls and old mine workings on the way to the summit.
B752,4522,600Own/Shared08:00
Barmouth Historical TrailSat 19thW32Barmouth Historical Trail
Walking through the old town of Barmouth and on to Llanaber. This walk is very demanding physically.
C659761,552Own/shared10:00
Moel Hebog from BeddgelertSun 20thW33Moel Hebog from Beddgelert
A strenuous climb up a rocky path  to the summit with magnificent panoramic views.
A752,5622,681Own/Shared08:30
NEW Abergynolwyn, Bird Rock & Castell y BereSun 20thW34NEW Abergynolwyn, Bird Rock & Castell y Bere
Varied walk with interesting Nature and  Historical aspects as well as fantastic views.
B6.56.5340815Own/shared09:00
Morfa Harlech & YnysSun 20thW35Morfa Harlech & Ynys
Following the shore line of the Afon Dwyryd with  views to  Italianate Village of Portmeirion.
C74131100Own/shared09:30
NEW Moelefre & Pont Scethin from Tal y BontMon 21stW36NEW Moelefre & Pont Scethin from Tal y Bont
Ascend from Moelyblithcwm, descend to Pont Scethin.
B+6.561,9071,713Own/Shared09:30
The Bontddu GoldminesMon 21stW37The Bontddu Goldmines
Industrial Heritage Trail of the remains of the Welsh Gold Rush
65.58371,969(£) Public transport required10:15