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Whether your preference is for a leisurely hike with time to enjoy the stunning scenery, or for rather more of a challenge, the Snowdonia National Park in beautiful North Wales can provide. For the seasoned hiker there are mountain trails and for those who prefer a more gentle pace, footpaths taking in stunning lakes and valleys – but remember to go well-prepared because the weather can change in moments. With over 2,000 miles (3,218kms) of paths you’ll be spoiled for choice – so here’s our guide to 10 of the best.
Located in the breathtaking Welsh Lake District, Llyn Tegid – meaning Fair Lake – is a moderate walk of 7.5 miles (12km) that affords stunning lakeside views and covers several different terrains, taking a little over five hours to complete.
The Wales Coast Path, which follows the Welsh coastline from north to south, has over 180 miles (289 km) of footpaths in Gwynedd. There are many guide books to help you decide which parts you’d like to follow and in North Wales the trails takes you from Llanfairfechan in the north to Machynlleth in the south of the county.