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Here on Mud and Routes we have 100s of UK hill walking and scrambling routes as well as low level and easier walks for all abilities. We also publish outdoor gear reviews and articles.

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We have more free walking routes in Snowdonia and North Wales than anywhere else, as well as walks in the Lake District, Llyn PeninsulaBrecon Beacons, Peak District and beyond.

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Latest Outdoor Articles


Getting into Country Walking

Call this what you will, it’s often called Rambling, as good a word as any. You can class this as any sort of walking that’s not mountain walking, but the next guy will have a different definition. So for our purpose, lets assume you’ve managed to get up to walking easy routes of around 10km+ …

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Lon Eifion Cycletrack

The beauty of the Lon Eifion cycletrack is that you can take it easy and do a short cycle to one of the many facilities on the way, or do the whole lot and back again without stopping if you want a bit more of a workout. It’s ideal for running as well. The Lon Eifion …

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The Belan Bimble

This is a pleasant walk or trail run from the village of Dinas Dinlle near Caernarfon. Dinas Dinlle itself is a small seaside village of a few houses and cafes that attracts the locals as well as watersports enthusiasts. This trip might be one for those with an interest in aviation, as you may be …

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Lon Gwyrfai Rough Route

This is a pleasant run or cycle from Caernarfon to Waunfawr and back again.. It’s mainly on country lanes, but there’s one stretch over the flanks of Moel Smytho that takes you over a pleasant green lane that’s almost easy enough for a hybrid. Back through Waunfawr, where you may well stop off at the …

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The Beast of Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike Route

From the FC Website: “A combination of the Dragons Back and MBR routes, giving a long gruelling challenge.” This isn’t called the Beast for nothing. OS Map Required OS Explorer 18 Landranger 124 Click here for a printable map and guide from the Forestry Commission website.

Marin Trail Mountain Bike Route

From the FC Website: “The Marin Trail is a proper mountain bike trail in every sense of the term. Big climbs, big descents, brilliant singletrack and truly awesome scenery make this a trail to remember. Most, but not all, of the climbs are on forest roads and tracks giving you time to take in the …

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