Snowdonia Giving Project 2: Snowdon Circular Route

Improvement of Lowland Paths in valleys around Snowdon

‘If you can’t go over it, then go around it…or indeed do both!’

The paths in the valleys surrounding Snowdon are fantastic routes for experiencing Snowdonia…especially for those unable to summit a mountain, or on days when weather prevents mountain climbing.

This is an exciting and ambitious project to improve and connect up existing pathways, existing bridleways and forestry tracks with new ones, so that a complete circular route around Snowdon is created and improve accessibility.

The aim is to connect up car parks, campsites, villages and other amenities to provide a unique circular Snowdon experience for walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders. An experience, which is safer too – the pathways will mean less people walking along roads, so improving safety for everyone.




The Snowdon Circular Route will be approximately 42km around the base of Snowdon. The route will be close to stations on the Welsh Highlands Railway so that there is the option to use this multi-user path in one direction and use other transport to make a return journey. The path will also bring health and well-being benefits for both visitors and local residents and provides an additional connection between communities.

The new path is currently being delivered by Snowdonia National Park Authority in partnership with the National Resources Wales, Snowdonia Society and Gwynedd Council. Some parts of the route have already been improved and in particular Lon Gwyfrai is an excellent example of what can be achieved by connecting Rhyd Ddu and Beddgelert.

This great initiative has been proven to work and needs further support.

Snowdonia Giving needs your help to support the building and connection of these lowland pathways around Mount Snowdon.

100% of your donation goes to supporting the projects.