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Winter Hill Walks in Snowdonia

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Winter Hill Walks in Snowdonia

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About Winter Hill Walks in Snowdonia

The Snowdonia Mountains in winter are both magical and treacherous, especially under full winter conditions. For those walkers with winter skills, and the proper equipment for hill walking in snow, there can be no better time to visit these mountains. The Carneddau mountains are heavily represented for the simple reason that you’re more likely to find snow on them than the other mountains. It’s the largest area of ground over 900m south of Scotland, and the best bet for some Snowdonian snow. The walks vary from the more steady walks in the North Carneddau’s more rounded hills through to the more exposed ridge walking between Dafydd and Llewelyn.

The Glyderau and Snowdon ranges also boast plenty of high ground, with routes here generally more exposed such as the alpine traverse of the Snowdon Horseshoe and Bochlwyd Horseshoe scrambles. A circular walk up Y Garn and over the Glyderau is less technical, but involves plenty of steep ground on Garn’s NE Ridge and a steep ascent up Glyder Fawr from Llyn y Cŵn.

If you’re lucky, you may find some of Snowdonia’s central hills such as Arenig Fawr and Aran Fawddwy being inland, attract more than their fair share of snow. But of course, the circuit of Llyn Cau on Cader Idris would be the ultimate winter walk in Southern Snowdonia.

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