Routes Wales CaernarfonBetws Garmon
Yr Aran Snowdon

Betws Garmon, Caernarfon, Wales

Yr Aran Snowdon

Length8.2 mi
Elev. Gain2374.7 ft
Est. Steps19000


No cell service


Places to sit

Dog friendly

Scenic view

Historic site

Lake or River

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Yr Aran Snowdon is a 8.2 mile (19,000-step) route located near Betws Garmon, Caernarfon, Wales. This route has an elevation gain of about 2374.7 ft and is rated as hard. Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App.

Nant Gwynant

Nant Gwynant is a valley in north Wales. The A498 road descends 600 feet (180 m) into the valley in about two miles (3 km) from Pen-y-Gwryd; it follows the Nant Cynnyd, the Afon Glaslyn and alongside Llyn Gwynant, then beside the Nant Gwynant river to Llyn Dinas and passing below Dinas Emrys to Beddgelert.

Rhyd Ddu railway station

Rhyd Ddu is a station on the narrow gauge Welsh Highland Railway, which was built in 1881 as the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways Moel Tryfan Undertaking to carry dressed slate to Dinas Junction on the LNWR. It has also previously been named both "Snowdon" and "South Snowdon"."Rhyd Ddu" is Welsh for "Black Ford".

Welsh Highland Railway

The Welsh Highland Railway (WHR) or Rheilffordd Eryri is a 25-mile (40.2 km) long, restored 1 ft 11 1⁄2 in (597 mm) narrow gauge heritage railway in the Welsh county of Gwynedd, operating from Caernarfon to Porthmadog, and passing through a number of popular tourist destinations including Beddgelert and the Aberglaslyn Pass.

Yr Aran

Yr Aran is a mountain peak on a ridge radiating south from Snowdon, Wales' highest mountain, with beautiful views of the summit of Snowdon, Moel Hebog and the Nantlle Ridge.Although no paths are marked on maps, the ascent is easily made as a detour from the Rhyd Ddu path or the Watkin Path up Snowdon.

Gladstone Rock


Afon Cwm Llan


Plas Cwm Llan


Hertfordshire Snowdownia Centre

Tourist Attraction

Watkin Path

Tourist Attraction

Quarry Lower Reservoir

Route Details


8.2 mi

Elev. Gain

2374.7 ft

Est. Steps

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