Walking the Snowdonia Slate Trail
Guided Walking Holidays - The Wonders of Snowdonia
This introduction to Snowdonia explores the pathways over hills and through valleys and forests in a part of Wales which became world-renowned for its slate quarries. It was the need to get the slate to market that led to the development of the narrow-gauge railways which now draw steam rail enthusiasts and other tourists to the area.
The walks on offer are very varied; some are popular routes near attractive tourist towns such as Beddgelert and Betws-y-Coed whilst others are routes into the quiet hills past remote sheep farms affording far-reaching views.
The Snowdonia Slate Trail is a 83 mile trail which takes you on a journey back in time to when Snowdonia was the centre of the slate industry. Whilst we do not complete the entire route, we have chosen the highlights of the route to walk on this holiday.
This Grade 4 holiday offers easy and varied walking, on well-established paths, in Snowdonia’s beautiful mountain scenery beneath cascading waterfalls and across moorland, along lake shores and the banks of the Glaslyn river through patches of rare indigenous forest. The routes offer picture postcard views towards the sea and across classic U-shaped valleys with the peaks of Snowdon, Tryfan and Cnicht (‘The Matterhorn of Snowdonia’) looming above.
Subject to availability, you can book this holiday which will follow our The Four Corners of Anglesey holiday as a 11 night combined holiday (tour code 79820).