The Snowdonia Way

Route Summary:

The Snowdonia Way is a long-distance walking trail that runs through the mountains of North Wales.

156.1 km5103 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Start and Finish:


Plenty on route


Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Public Transport: Traveline for UK Public Transport
Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): 

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The Snowdonia Way Route Map and GPX Download


Recommended Maps

OS Explorer OL23 Cadair Idris & Llyn Tegid , OS Explorer OL18 Harlech, Porthmadog & Y Bala ,OS Explorer OL17 Snowdon


The Snowdonia Way

Summits and Places on this Route

No summits were found but here are a few nearby

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The Snowdonia Way Details

The Snowdonia Way

The Snowdonia Way is a long-distance walking trail that runs for 156 km through the mountains of North Wales. Starting in Machynlleth and finishing in Conwy, the trail is a low-level route traversing the entire National Park, taking walkers along the valleys, through woodlands and past lakes and rivers. It can be completed in 6-8 days, and each day ends in a town or village where there is accommodation, facilities and public transport. Alongside the main route, there are mountain alternatives, allowing walkers to reach peaks along the way.

Start planning your own Snowdonia Way adventure by downloading the free gpx below from Mud and Routes.

You’ll also need the appropriate OS Maps, which are:

OS Explorer OL23 Cadair Idris & Llyn Tegid
OS Explorer OL18 Harlech, Porthmadog & Y Bala
OS Explorer OL17 Snowdon

And why not buy the accompanying Cicerone The Snowdonia Way Guidebook too.


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  1. Jasper Lambrichts 1 year ago

    Hi! Thanks for sharing. I’m going to walk the Snowdonia way in the beginning of April and would therefore like to use the GPX file. Somehow, it doesn’t seem to work however. Is it possible that the file is corrupted? Thanks a million for your quick answer!

    • Dave Roberts 1 year ago

      Hi Jasper – it seems to work fine for us here. Does it download? And what app did you try and load it into? I’ve just opened it via both the OS website and Tracklogs witthout a problem. If there’s still no joy, post a thread in the support forum and we’ll take it from there – – I’ll email you a copy if needed.

  2. Grant Borroff 1 year ago

    Hi, is there a GPX that covers the high route over the mountains? If not I’ll try and create one but that will be map based rather than tracked… (Until I get back!). X G

    • Dave Roberts 1 year ago

      Hi Grant, I’ve got the file – i’ll pm you my email on the Mud and Routes messenger and pass them on to you. We’re looking to adding the individual leg GPX files onto the walk description in due course.

      • Grant Borroff 1 year ago

        Thanks Dave, but I did eventually find them myself.

        Great to get them added here though for others to use. X


  3. sharon hughes 11 months ago

    Hi Dave / Grant,

    Is there a GPX file for the mountain route available please? No worries if not, will attempt to create one. Thank you

  4. Natasha 3 months ago

    Could I please get the gps coordinates for the high route. Thanks.

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