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Woodland Walk – Taith y Goedwig – Padarn Country Park

By Dave Roberts   

on November 15, 2011    2/5 (1)

Woodland Walk – Taith y Goedwig – Padarn Country Park

Further Details

Route Summary:

Short woodland walk in the Padarn Country Park

Route Start Location: Gilfach Ddu, Padarn Country Park, Llanberis

4.07 km 223 m 2 hours

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

Activivity Type: Easy Walk, Trail or Fell Runs

Summits and Places on this Route


Cafes, toilets, ice cream cabin.


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.

Parking : LL55 4TY

Plentiful, paid for parking.

Public Transport:

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps


Woodland Walk – Taith y Goedwig – Padarn Country Park Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

Woodland Walk – Taith y Goedwig – Padarn Country Park

Following on from our walk around Llyn Padarn, this is woodland family walking route from the Padarn Country Park in Llanberis. This is an easy, if steep in places, woodland walk that is ideal for the family. It also makes for a tough, but short trail run, so long as you go at a quiet time.

The Route.

Starting off from the Gilfach Ddu car park, follow the Yellow waymarks through the park.

You’ll pass the old quarry hospital, it’s outside toilets (no longer in use!!) and plenty of beautiful woodland on this walk. There are some wonderful viewpoints of the lake and once you’ve finished the steep climb, a lofty walk above the Vivian quarry makes the ascent worth it.

You finally descend past the old barracks (just off to the left) and the old Zig Zags path used by the quarrymen before arriving back at Gilfach Ddu.

There’s loads more info at these links:

Downloadable Info Sheet 
Padarn Country Park

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.
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