Snowdonia Slate Trail

This new long distance path is fast gaining a reputation as an adventure which takes you through the heart of the North Wales slate quarrying industry whilst passing through picturesque villages, rural Welsh communities and stunning landscapes. The route starts near the city of Bangor and ends at the village of Bethesda via a circular route. Along the way you will travel from sea level, via mountain passes, weave through slate quarries and buildings whilst walking along a combination of cycle tracks, paths, open countryside and established trails. For the remainder of 2019 and following a successful pilot scheme with our partners Hunaniaith, we are able to offer four further dates which will focus on the opportunity for Welsh learners or those who wish to improve their Welsh language skills and indeed fluent Welsh speakers to come along and have a social day out with like minded people.


Suitable For

  • People who wish to see the hidden gems of North Wales!
  • People wanting a well organised, professional and friendly experience
  • Welsh language learners

Guided Walk Includes

  • Course Transport
  • Experienced guide

Guided Walk Summary

Difficulty

Required Fitness

Guided Walk Length

1 day

Guided Walk Price

£10

Guided Walk Ratio

1:12

Time Required

1 day - Welsh learner days

Availability

Yes


Calendar

Guided Walk Dates Starting

Start : 20 Sep 2019 - ( 1 day )

Start : 18 Oct 2019 - ( 1 day )

Start : 22 Nov 2019 - ( 1 day )


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Guided Walk Description

The 83 mile route can be completed between five and ten days but seven days is normally sufficient to experience the impressive slate heritage of North Wales at a manageable pace whilst still having the time to appreciate and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Snowdonia.

Along the route there are opportunities to call into locations that will stamp our "Passport" and on completion of the route, you'll receive a commemorative medal and certificate!

We offer a fully guided walking service for this route. All our staff are bilingual Welsh speakers and are local to North Wales and have also been brought up in some of the villages that you will walk through. Our staff also have friends and family who still work in the quarrying industry of North Wales which means you’ll get a truly authentic experience whilst walking the Snowdonia Slate Trail or "Llwybr Llechi Eryri" in Welsh. We will show you the special, hidden gems of the Snowdonia Slate Trail including magical slate workings and quarries and ensure you have a fantastic adventure along the way!

To book - simply match the route(s) below you wish to walk to the booking date on checkout and secure your place quick and easily!

All the dates below are Welsh learner/language days.

For each walk we will meet at 09.45 and commence walking at 10am.

20/9/19 - Bangor to Bethesda approx 6 miles / 5 hours

18/10/19 - Rhyd Ddu i Beddgelert approx 6 miles / 5 hours

22/11/19 - Betws y Coed i Capel Curig approx 6miles / 5hours

Note: All our staff are qualified, knowledgeable and will always strive to give you the best experience coupled with ensuring your safety and others.

Guided Walk Schedule

For the remainder of 2019 and following a successful pilot scheme with our partners Hunaniaith, we are able to offer four further dates which will focus on the opportunity for Welsh learners or those who wish to improve their Welsh language skills to come along and have a social day out with like minded people. An opportunity to experience the Snowdonia Slate Trail in sections under the guidance of an experienced walking guide.

We will meet at the designated meeting point and following a safety briefing will continue along the route for the day. We will aim to finish at a local cafe or perhaps call in to one during the walk. Return transport to the start point for all registered participants is included which may be in the form of taxis, minibus or public transport, dependant on the route and location and is included in the cost.

To book - simply match the route(s) below you wish to walk to the booking date on checkout and secure your place quick and easily!

For each walk we will meet at 09.45 and commence walking at 10am.

All the dates below are Welsh learner/language days.

20/9/19 - Bangor to Bethesda approx 6 miles / 5 hours

18/10/19 - Rhyd Ddu i Beddgelert approx 6 miles / 5 hours

22/11/19 - Betws y Coed i Capel Curig approx 6 miles / 5 hours

Full details will be sent upon receipt of your booking form and payment.

Please read our terms and conditions.

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Guided Walk Reviews

I have been on guided hikes in the Snowdonia mountains before, this time it was different; Snowdonia is Stephen's childhood playground, he helps you see the mountains through a different, fascinating and beautiful lense.I was blessed to see the famed wild Carneddau ponies. If you want to do more than just visit and summit a peak, I can't recommend Stephen enough. He is clearly a professional, accomplished mountaineer and instructor but also part of this community, you get a window into all that is magical about North Wales, Snowdonia National Park and the community that lives there. I'll be back!!
Vanessa


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