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In the wilds of Snowdonia National Park we experience the primitive beauty of a mystical land where a singular language and culture still thrive. The passion of Welsh poetry and music is inspired by wondrous landscapes where mountains sweep down to green valleys and white sand beaches. Kings real and imagined did battle here; saints, poets and bards sang its praises.

A center of gastronomy, Wales offers organic produce, succulent lamb, artisan cheeses and fish fresh from the seas.

Walk highlights include listening to the sweet music of a Welsh harpist and watching a farmer and his dog herd sheep.

Walk Summary

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7 days, 6 nights


Walk Rating: Moderate. Drovers paths, estuary shores, ascending and descending paths through woodlands and alongside streams. Daily walks are between 8-10 miles, encountering modest hills.


Walk begins in Dolgellau, with arrival at Chester Rail Station and ends in Caernarfon, with departure from Bangor Rail Station.

Walk Itinerary

This itinerary represents a typical Walk. We prepare itineraries well in advance of the trip and therefore we reserve the right to make changes due to weather, local events or other circumstances - but always to improve the experience of our guests.


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Photo Gallery

Walking the wilds of Snowdonia. Time for reflection. An interesting standing stone. Wonderful views! Through the village. Caernarfon Castle Down to the castle. Harlech Castle. Snowdon Mountain Railway Foxgloves.

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    Our Vacations do not include the cost of air or rail fares to and from the destination or tips for your walk leader and manager.
  2. How large are the Groups?
    Our maximum group size is 16, but groups average between 8-12 people.
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    Yes! Our walks are the perfect environment of comfortable camaraderie for the single traveler.
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    If you are in good health and reasonably fit you will be comfortable participating in a walk.

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