Snowdonias Classic Walks - 5 Day
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 8 People to 1 instructor

Snowdonias Classic Walks - 5 Day

  • Hike
  • Hillwalking
  • Beginner


This 5 day Snowdonia classic walks holiday takes you on some of the very best hillwalking North Wales has to offer. Walking alongside our experienced and knowledgeable instructors, you'll visit remote valleys, hidden lakes and  beautiful countryside panoramas; formed hundreds of millions of years ago and eroded through the ages.

We will take you on classic journeys following in the footsteps of bronze age settlers, Victorian explorers & pioneers who have relished in the beauty that is North Wales. We will endeavour to get away from the crowds & give you an insight into the real Snowdonia. 

We shall introduce you to the unique flora & fauna of the upland environment and the modern challenges we face in preserving fragile ecosystems. You'll get to see first-hand some of the most iconic mountain landscapes in Britain, learn about your surroundings in a bespoke, guided experience that makes this Plas y Brenin course so unique.  

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

You'll have an enjoyable walking holiday in good company and learn more about the distinctive Snowdonia environment. Over 5 days you will explore the very best that Snowdonia has to offer. Beautiful lakes, stunning landscapes & hidden valleys, our instructors will endeavour to get you off the beaten track and into some of the most idyllic surroundings the area has to offer.

Along the way we will give you expert tuition and advice on how to become self-sufficient so you too can enjoy the mountains safely in the future

We will share our passion & knowledge of the area so you leave with a greater understanding of how we can protect the environment and our role in protecting it for future generations.



* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

Example walks:

Y Garn & The Devil’s Kitchen

Explore the unique environment that Cwm Idwal has to offer.

The Cwm Lloer round

Traversing from Pen yr Ole Wen to Carnedd Llewelyn; with breathtaking views of Snowdonia & the North Wales coastline, you might even see grazing wild mountain ponies on this route.

A traverse of the Glyders, aka the Bochlwyd Horseshoe

Jump on the ‘cantilever’, take photos of the infamous Castell y Gwynt, the Glyderau offers a stunning 360 panorama.


‘The connoisseurs choice’, avoid the crowds with a journey from the south side.

Y Lliwedd

Wander in the footsteps of Mallory & Irving. Snowdon’s neighbour is steeped in mountaineering history.

Moel Hebog, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Lefn

From Bronze age settlements to Owain Glyndwr’s cave this journey above Beddgelert gives a unique view of the area, from the Lleyn Peninsula to Cadair Idris on the southern fringe of the national park.

Nantlle Ridge

This journey epitomises walking in Snowdonia, a true classic.

Experience Required

You don't need any specific experience. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions regarding ability - we aim to tailor each course to the needs of participants.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

5 days of guided walking & instruction, Some brilliant walking in some of the most spectacular mountains in the UK,. We appreciate this is your holiday so there could be the opportunity for an easier coastal walk mid week if you so wished, For example we could venture out to Anglesey or the northern coast of the Lleyn peninsula. This is your course, we will tailor it for you, just ask!

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
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5 Days
Start Date
30th August, 2021
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24th January, 2022
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21st February, 2022
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