Snowdonia Walking Holiday with 53 Degrees North

United Kingdom






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  • Admire the breath-taking landscapes on this guided walking holiday in Wales with the 53 Degrees North Adventure Club
  • Stay 2 nights in Caernarfon, the gateway to Snowdonia National Park.
  • Trek up Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. 
  • Discover highlights like forests of Hafod y Llan & Glaslyn Lakes. 
  • Enjoy free time to explore Caernarfon independently.
  • The trip includes a return ferry from Dublin to Holyhead.

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Your guided Snowdonia Walking Holiday 

Join us and the 53 Degrees North Adventure Club to explore Snowdonia National Park. We’ll be based in the historic town of Caernarfon, which is known for its medieval castle, and the perfect gateway to explore this magnificent part of Wales on foot. On our full day hike in Snowdonia, we’ll take the Watkins trail up to Mount Snowdon and take in its stunning scenery, including Hafod y Llan, waterfalls of Afon Cwm Llan and Glaslyn Lakes. Lace up your hiking boots and let’s discover the countryside of north Wales with your fellow 53 Degrees North Adventure club members. This holiday is ideal for experienced walkers, with an average walking distance of 14km.

Please note: Flights are not included, it will be direct return ferry trips from Dublin Port to Holyhead as foot passengers with Irish Ferries.  

Trip Itinerary


Activity Level: Challenging


Travel to Snowdonia National Park

Arrival in Wales

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Let’s begin our adventure to the beauty of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. We will meet our fellow travellers at Dublin Port to travel by ferry across the Irish Sea as foot passengers. (Ferry duration: 3 hours)

Upon arrival in Holyhead, let’s meet our local expert guide and our coach and travel onto the historic town of Caernarfon. On the edge of Snowdonia National Park and based around the famous castle, built in the 13th century and a UNESCO World Heritage site, this town is the ideal home to discover the beauty of North Wales.

Dinner & evening at Leisure

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This evening let’s enjoy a dinner together as a group before having the evening at leisure for you to discover Caernarfon at your own pace.


Snowdonia National Park

Hiking Mt Snowdon

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Let’s lace up our hiking boots and let’s travel to Snowdonia National Park to explore Wales’s highest mountain. We will be taking the lesser known but just as beautiful Watkins trail up Mount Snowdon approaching the summit of Snowdon from the south. First let’s explore the beautiful forests of Hafod y Llan and past the roaring rapids and waterfalls of Afon Cwm Llan. Admire the views of Snowdon’s sharp pyramid and spot some former slate quarries as we trek towards Cwm Tregalan and along the East Ridge with views of Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn Lakes. The final stretch towards the summit is the most challenging as the slope climbs steeply and the terrain is loose rock and scree, but we will be rewarded at the summit with views all over Snowdonia National Park and North Wales.

Let’s descend via the Southern Ridge. Our path sticks close to the crest which offers some excellent views back up towards Snowdon and ahead to Yr Aran.  We will return to our starting point and marvel at our achievement, we have conquered Mt Snowdon!

Challenging route // Distance: 14km // Duration: 6 hours // Height difference: 1000m

Please note: The route up Mt Snowdon can vary according to weather and local conditions. This decision will be made by our local guides with the best interests and the safety of the group in mind.


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After our energetic day, let’s return to Caernarfon for dinner in our hotel and an evening at leisure.


Return Home

Travel to Holyhead

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This morning it’s time to say “Hwyl Fawr” to Wales as we travel back to Holyhead with our guide to take the ferry back to Dublin full of beautiful memories of our time in Snowdonia National Park.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes

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