Wales – 5 Days – Self-Guided Walking Tour

5 Day Self-Guided Walking Holiday in Wales

Wales offers some of the best walking trails in Britain. For the duration of this 5 day self-guided walking holiday, you will be based in the Welsh village of Beddgelert and will have an opportunity to explore Snowdonia which contains some of the most dazzling mountain scenery in the British Isles.

Prices / Dates

Price:  £549 per person sharing

Single Supplement: +£200

Tour Dates: 1 April to 31 October

Tour Grade: Easy To Moderate

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Included / Excluded

Day 1 - Travel to Beddgelert

Arrive at Liverpool or Manchester Airport and take a train to Bangor, then travel by bus to your first accommodation in Beddgelert. We will supply you with all the travel details required to get to your first accommodation. 

After settling in you could spend the afternoon/evening exploring this wonderful little village.

Day 2 - Circular Beddgelert

Your first walk will be a fantastic introduction to the Welsh countryside. From the village, you will take a small road passing beautiful old-style cottages and the Sygun Copper Mine, one of the wonders of Wales. This is a remarkable and impressive example of how precious industrial heritage can be reclaimed, restored and transformed into an outstanding attraction. The walking trail then takes you to Lake ‘Llyn Dinas’ and over the shoulder of ‘Mynydd Llyndy’ where you have superb views in all directions. You will continue through an area of moorlands and a series of natural woodlands to lead you into the peaceful hamlet of Nantmor and back to Beddgelert via the fisherman’s trail.

Distance: 16 km / 10 miles, Ascent: 320 m / 960 ft, Approximate walking time: 4 / 5 hours

Day 3 - Snowdon Mountain

Your next walk takes you to Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales (1085 meters). From Beddgelert, you will take public transport for the short distance to the start of the trail at ‘Pen-y-Pass’, a mountain road built in the 1830s to carry ore from the mines on Snowdon mountain to the nearby town of Llanberis. Your walking trail leads you along an old miner’s track, called the Pyg Track, to the summit of Snowdon. From the summit (weather permitting) you will enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Welsh mountains.

Distance: 11 km / 7 miles, Ascent: 725 m / 2175 ft, Approximate walking time: 5 / 6 hours

Day 4 - Betws-Y-Coed

For today's walk, you will again take public transport to the start of your walking trail in the colourful town of Betws-y-Coed which is surrounded by dense woodlands and magnificent countryside. A small forest trail will lead you up to the ‘Llyn Elsi Reservoir’, built-in 1914 and providing water for the town. The trail continues via an old Roman Road that takes you across the ‘Miner’s Bridge’ and on to the Swallow Falls. These falls are considered to be one of the loveliest spots in North Wales. Here the river Llugwy rushes down from the mountains. Crags and jagged rocks divide the stream into a number of foaming cascades. Public transport will take you back to your accommodation in Beddgelert. 

Distance: 13.6 km / 8.5 miles, Ascent: 380 m / 1140 ft, Approximate walking time: 4 / 5 hours

Day 5 - Depart

After a hearty Welsh breakfast, you will begin your journey to your next adventure. We will supply you with all the travel details required for your onward journey from Beddgelert. 

A few words from our customers...

A wonderful experience! The tour was very well planned, with diverse and beautiful landscapes and interesting historical testimonies. The accommodation’s and food were fine, even the weather was favourable, with plenty of sun and pleasant temperatures. Thank you, Christopher & Teresa! I highly recommend
Another trip with Footfalls, exploring Wales under warm and sunny (mostly) skies. Snowdonia is beautiful and for the most part the trails were easy, and the scenery was magnificent. We loved the small village of Beddgelert and our stay on the beautiful peninsula of Aberdaron. We had good descriptions of the routes, luggage and taxi transfers were all perfect and on time and accommodation was up to their high standard. We've taken three trips with Footfall’s and all have been wonderful.
Ryan & Sarah