Walking Hiking

Wales – 5 Days

  • Wales
  • Wales
  • Snowdonia Wales

Wales – 5 Day – Self-Guided Walking Holiday

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.

Tour Pricing & Dates

5 Day Tour €530 per person sharing
Single Supplement +€200
Tour Dates 1st April to 31st 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 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. 

Included

  • 4 nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation
  • All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
  • Maps and all route notes
  • Details of restaurants and places of interest to visit along the way
  • 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

  • Packed lunches
  • Evening meals

Testimonials

  • Dear Christopher,
    And thank YOU, our fearless leader!   You did a great job tending your flock!
    I had a most wonderful time, albeit a little more challenging than I had expected.
    But, I am grateful that the wind only knocked me down on some Valencia heather and not over a cliff! ;
    The scenery was stunning and the lodgings (particularly Casey’s and The Grand) and meals were superb!!
    And the icing on the cake was the pleasure of your company and great sense of humor!
    A perfect package all together!!
    I have more compliments to pay, but I will save them for the next time we connect.  Perhaps you, Teresa and I can
    chat via Facetime after the New Year.  I’d also like to talk a little bit more about the Wicklow Mountains Tour.
    Hope you have a wonderful and well earned holiday in New Zealand!!
    Take care and all the best,
    Carmel
    Wild Atlantic Way South West
  • 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

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