Walking Hiking

Wales – 5 Days

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  • Wales
  • Snowdonia Wales

Wales – 5 Day – Self-Guided Walking Holiday

Based in the welsh village of Beddgelert. This 5 Day Self-Guided Tour allows you to explore the heights and dazzling scenery of Snowdonia.

Tour Pricing & Dates

5 Day Tour €495 per person sharing
Single Supplement +€160
Tour Dates March to October
Tour Grade Moderate to Easy
Accommodation Guesthouse 
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Itinerary

Day 1 / Travel to Beddgelert
Arrive at Liverpool or Manchester Airport and take a train to Bangor, then bus to your first accommodation in Beddgelert. 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 Welsch countryside. From the village you take a small road passing beautiful old style cottages and the Sygun Copper Mine, one of the wonders of Wales – a remarkable and impressive example of how precious industrial heritage can be reclaimed, restored and transformed into an outstanding attraction. From there the trail takes you to lake ‘Llyn Dinas’ and over the shoulder of ‘Mynydd Llyndy’ where you have superb views in all directions. Through an area of moor lands 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: 13 km/8 miles, Ascent 220 m/660 ft Approximate walking time: 3,5 hrs
Day 3 / Snowdonia
Your next walk takes you to Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales (1085 meters). From Beddgelert you take public transport for the short distance to the start of the trail at ‘Pen-y-Pass’, a mountain road built in the 1830’s to carry ore from the mines on Snowdon mountain to the nearby town of Llanberis. Your trail leads you along one of these old miner’s tracks, 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. We will give you a couple of options to descend of the mountain, by either taking the miner’s track back to Pen-y-Pass or following the train track down to Llanberis. Public transport back to Beddgelert Distance: 11 km/7 miles, Ascent 725 m/2175 ft Approximate walking time: 3 hrs
Day 4 / Betws-Y-Coed to Ty-Hyll
Once more you take public transport to the start of your walk, this time in the colourful town of Betws-y-Coed. Situated in a wonderful setting, surrounded by dense woodlands and magnificent countryside. A small forest trail will lead you up to the ‘Llyn Elsi Reservoir’, build 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 of North Wales. Here the river Llugwy rushes down from the mountains. Crags and jagged rocks divide the stream into a number of foaming cascades. Your day ends at ‘Ty Hyll’, the Ugly House, built overnight by two outlaw brothers, now the offices of the National Trust. Public transport back to Beddgelert Distance: 13 km/8 miles, Ascent: 360 m/1080 ft Approximate walking time: 3,5 hrs
Day 5 / Depart
After a hearty Welsh breakfast you will begin your journey to your next adventure.

Included

  • 4 nights B&B
  • All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
  • Maps and all route notes
  • Details on restaurants and places of interest to visit along the way
  • Luggage transfers daily while you walk
  • All information on trains or buses needed to get to your first accommodation and back at the end of the tour
  • Full back up service should you require it while on our tour

Not Included

    Testimonials

    • Dear Christopher, thank you for another wonderful vacation! I really enjoyed seeing another area of your beautiful country. Thank you for leading us on some amazing hikes, and for taking care of everything while we were here. It was a very relaxing week, and we’re going home renewed and rejuvenated. Until we meet again!

      Nicole
    • Christopher, as the official Irish Tourism Board’s representative, it gladdens me to award you the Golden Shamrock, our top tourism award. That last part was bullshit. I had an amazing experience and I am so glad that I got to see Ireland’s most intimate spots. Thank you for a wonderful trip and all of your knowledge and humour. Looking forward to doing another trip together!

      Adam
    • Christopher, thank you for a second tour through your beautiful Ireland. It was another amazing experience of hiking and food and laughter. What a wonderful week and I can’t wait to return soon for another Footfalls tour. Thank you for everything!

      Erin
    • Dear Christopher, thank you so much for another beautiful journey in your Ireland. We loved our first walking holidays with you, so much that we couldn’t wait to do it again! And this second time in Connemara and the Burren Way didn’t disappoint. You make each trip so special with your warmth, quick wit and what I like to think of your Irish spirit. Thank you for another week of memories that I will always treasure, for your friendship and coring.

      Radha
    • Christopher, that was the best! We enjoyed every minute of our adventure in Ireland. You are an awesome tour guide. Thanks so much for a great trip. We really enjoyed ourselves and hope to return soon. We will return!

      Barbara and Michael