Snowdonia Slate Trail

This 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.

Suitable For

  • People who wish to see the hidden gems of North Wales!
  • People who wish to complete the trail in part or whole
  • People wanting a well organised, professional and friendly experience

Guided Walk Includes

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Kit list and friendly advice
  • Qualified, experienced and insured guide
  • Group safety equipment

Guided Walk Summary


Required Fitness

Guided Walk Length

1 day

Guided Walk Price


Guided Walk Ratio


Time Required

1 day




Guided Walk Dates Starting

Start : 24 Feb 2021 - ( 1 day )

Start : 10 Mar 2021 - ( 1 day )

Start : 24 Mar 2021 - ( 1 day )

Start : 07 Apr 2021 - ( 1 day )

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Guided Walk Description

The route can be completed between five and ten days but seven days is what we aim for 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.

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!

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

Guided Walk Schedule

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 open dates where you will be part of a group.

For each walk we will meet at 09.00 and commence walking by 09.30am.

We expect to finish walking by 5pm each day with transport back to the start point to be arranged and will reflect current Covid advice

13 January 2021 - Bangor to Llanberis via Bethesda approx 10 miles 

27 January 2021- Llanberis to Nantlle via Waunfawr, approx 10 miles

10 February 2021 - Nantlle to Beddgelert via Rhyd Ddu, approx 10 miles

24 February 2021 - Beddgelert to Tanygrisiau via Croesor, approx 10 miles

10 March 2021 Tanygrisiau to Penmachno via Llan Ffestiniog, approx 10 miles

24 March 2021 - Penmachno to Capel Curig via Betws y Coed, approx 12 miles

7 April 2021 Capel Curig to Bethesda, approx 12 miles

Bookings are for individual days.

The maximum number of people on our guided walks will be 4. This is part of the additional safety measures introduced by us to reflect the Covid-19 period.

Please contact us if you wish to book the whole seven days and for group/multi day discounts.

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

Please read our terms and conditions.



Guided Walk Reviews

Four of us walked a section of the Slate Trail (Capel Curig to Bethesda) yesterday with Steve as our guide. It was a wonderful day. It is a fairly flat section, 12 miles long. The scenery was, of course, stunning - and varied. What made this special, though, was the unique local knowledge that only someone like Steve can add. We learned so much about the flora and fauna, natural history and social history. This was our second walk guided by Anelu Aim Higher, and it won't be our last. Our entire experience was first class. I can't recommend them highly enough.

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!!