A Guide to Hiking Snowdonia

If you love exploring some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, walking, or hiking, then Snowdonia should be high on your list of places to visit while in Europe. Located in Wales, Snowdonia National Park is the second largest Park in the UK. Most world-class mountain climbers and hikers train here. There are various ways to get here, but the path from Llanberis is the easiest. The busy 5-mile track is not overly steep and is wide enough, and follows the railway track up to the eastern side of the mountain. Here are some things you can do while in Snowdonia.

Climbers will obviously be intrigued and spoiled for choice on the number of available peaks to choose from. These wonderful peaks, including Ogwen, Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Snowdonia, and Drum are enjoyable and challenging in equal measures.

Tourists looking to explore the villages and towns around the National Park won’t be disappointed. You can visit Electric Mountain, a hydroelectric plant that’s actually located inside a mountain! Take a boat ride through a cave to King Arthur’s maze. After that, you can enjoy a bit of biking around the towns.

Enjoy the perfect accommodation – how about you stay at the Llyn Peninsula? This is a place of stunning beauty and numerous accommodation options. It’s a 24-mile long land, cutting out into the Irish sea. You’ll enjoy miles of beautiful beaches here, and learn a great deal about the Welsh language, religion and culture. Not far from this place is Barclay Island, where you’ll see various types of wildlife.

If you plan to hike on peaks, then summer is the best time to visit. If you don’t mind inclement weather, however, October is a great challenging month for you. You should, however, be prepared for any weather. There’s a good chance of snow in winter months as well as rain in other months here. So don’t forget to have some optional wet gear at hand.

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