We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our newest self-guided walking adventure – the Snowdonia Slate Trail! This exciting route through the heart of Snowdonia National Park promises breathtaking scenery, rich history, and an unforgettable exploration of Wales‘ fascinating slate mining heritage.

A Journey Through Time

The Snowdonia Slate Trail winds its way for 134 kilometres (83 miles) through some of Snowdonia’s most stunning landscapes. Walk through picturesque valleys, hug dramatic coastlines, and traverse heather-clad mountains, all while retracing the footsteps of those who mined the region’s slate for centuries.

Highlights Along the Way

  • Ogwen Valley: Immerse yourself in the dramatic beauty of this glacial valley, home to towering peaks like Tryfan and Snowdon.
  • Llyn Ogwen: Take a moment to admire the serenity of this glacial lake, a haven for wildlife and a photographer’s paradise.
  • Victorian Slate Towns: Explore the charming towns of Bethesda, Llanberis, and Blaenau Ffestiniog, remnants of the region’s thriving slate industry.
  • Conquer Snowdon: Add an extra day to take on the iconic Mount Snowdon (Wyddfa ), the highest peak in Wales, and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views.
  • Gelert’s Grave: This legendary resting place of a faithful hound offers stunning views of the surrounding valley.
  • The Dorothea Quarry: Explore the fascinating remains of this once-thriving slate quarry, now a testament to the region’s industrial heritage.
  • Visit Historical narrow gauge railways: Penrhyn Quarry Railway, Llanberis Lake Railway, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Welsh Highland Railway, and Ffestiniog Railway.

Celtic Trails Makes it Easy

At Celtic Trails, we’ve meticulously planned every step of your Snowdonia Slate Trail adventure. You’ll receive:

  • Detailed Route Planning: Receive comprehensive route guides, maps, and accommodation directions to ensure you navigate the trails with confidence.
  • Range of Itineraries: From 5 to 10 days to match your preferred pace and duration, with daily distances and suggested rest stops.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: Relax and unwind in our carefully selected accommodations along the route, that offer warm Welsh hospitality.
  • Luggage Transfers: Focus on enjoying the walk – we’ll handle your luggage transfers between accommodations.
  • 24/7 Support: Our friendly team is always available to answer your questions and ensure a smooth journey.

Ready to Embark on Your Snowdonia Adventure?

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a history buff seeking a unique experience, the Snowdonia Slate Trail has something to offer everyone. Visit our webpage to learn more about this exciting new walking holiday and book your unforgettable adventure today!

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