26 easy to follow walk route maps of all grades on OS Explorer Map OL18 Harlech, Porthmadog & Bala/Y Bala

Twenty-six easy-to-follow hand-crafted printable walk route maps that are wholly on or partly on OS Explorer Map OL18 Harlech, Porthmadog & Bala/Y Bala to suit all levels of fitness and ability.

Tap/mouse over a coloured circle (1-3 easy walks, 4-6 moderate walks, 7-9 hard walks) and click to select.



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Twenty-six easy-to-follow walk route maps of all grades on OS Explorer Map OL18 Harlech, Porthmadog & Bala/Y Bala in Walk Grade Order

Scroll down the list of walks below & click on each walk title (in blue) to locate it on the map above.


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again


Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk cw105 Llyn Elsi from Betws-y-Coed

Delightful forest walk - steep ascent early on

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5 miles (9 km)
Ascent:1,250 ft (381 m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 2 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk cw108 Carnedd Moel Siabod from Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig

Superb Views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.75 miles (11 km)
Ascent:2,819 ft (859 m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 3 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk cw115 Allt-fawr, Moel Druman and Ysgafell Wen from Crimea Pass (Bwlch y Gorddinan)

Superb views in glorious solitude

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Ascent:2,422 ft (738 m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 4 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk cw128 Tai Penamnen and Cwm Penamnen from Dolwyddelan

A quiet valley stroll on good paths

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75 miles (7.5 km)
Ascent:624 ft (190 m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 5 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk cw159 Drosgol (Moelwyns) and Ty Mawr Wybrnant from Dolwyddelan

Ancient pathways - but can be boggy!

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25 miles (11.5 km)
Ascent:1,726 ft (526 m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 6 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk cw178 Carnedd Moel Siabod from Pont Cyfyng, Capel Curig

Superb Views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Ascent:2,599 ft (792 m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 7 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk cw180 Carnedd Moel Siabod, Y Foel Goch and Gallt yr Ogof from Pont Cyfyng, Capel Curig

Long mountain walk with two big ascents

Vital Statistics:

Length:13.75 miles (22 km)
Ascent:4,549 ft (1,387 m)
Time:9½ hrs
Grade:(Very Hard)


Walk 8 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk cw214 Carnedd Moel Siabod from Pont Cyfyng, Capel Curig

Testing scramble

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5 miles (9 km)
Ascent:2,616 ft (797 m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw104 Carnedd y Filiast and Arenig Fach from Llyn Celyn

A fine hill walk with fine hill views

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.75 miles (20.5 km)
Ascent:2,939 ft (896 m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 10 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw108 Foel Goch from Cefn-ddwysarn

Quiet lonely hills

Vital Statistics:

Length:6 miles (9.5 km)
Ascent:1,364 ft (416 m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 11 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw119 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via Llyn Arenig Fawr from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen

Quiet secluded hills with great views

Vital Statistics:

Length:13.75 miles (22 km)
Ascent:3,651 ft (1,113 m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 12 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor

Cnicht offers almost a 360 degree panorama.

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25 miles (11.5 km)
Ascent:2,273 ft (693 m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 13 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen

Quiet secluded hills with great views

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5 miles (18.5 km)
Ascent:3,382 ft (1,031 m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 14 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw135 Bryn Banon from Llandderfel

Good views of the Dee valley

Vital Statistics:

Length:5 miles (8 km)
Ascent:843 ft (257 m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 15 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw138 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys) via Llyn Arenig Fawr from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen

Quiet secluded hills with great views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25 miles (11.5 km)
Ascent:2,781 ft (848 m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 16 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw150 Moel Ysgyfarnogod and Foel Penolau from Moel-y-geifr

Fine views of The Rhinogs and Snowdon

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Ascent:1,664 ft (507 m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol

Fantastic - but very long and with two big ascents

Vital Statistics:

Length:12 miles (19 km)
Ascent:4,723 ft (1,439 m)
Time:9.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 18 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw162 Y Garn (Rhinogs) from Ganllwyd

Fine views of Cadair Idris and the Arans

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5 miles (8.5 km)
Ascent:2,032 ft (619 m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 19 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog

Superb Views - but can be boggy in places

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5 miles (15 km)
Ascent:2,914 ft (888 m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 20 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw177 Foel Goch (Arenigs) and Moel Emoel from Cefn-ddwysarn

Good views of the Arenig Mountains

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5 miles (12 km)
Ascent:1,963 ft (598 m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 21 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw182 Carnedd y Filiast (Arenigs) and Foel-boeth from Llyn Celyn

Fine views from wild mountains

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5 miles (12 km)
Ascent:1,841 ft (561 m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 22 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw200 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Tanygrisiau

A steep ascent to fine views of two valleys

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.20 miles (10.5 km)
Ascent:2,691 ft (820 m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 23 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw205 The Precipice Walk and Llyn Cynwych from Coed y Groes

Short, level walk with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.5 miles (5.5 km)
Ascent:289 ft (88 m)
Time:1.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 24 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor

Superb views of sea and valley.

Vital Statistics:

Length:9 miles (14.5 km)
Ascent:3,355 ft (1,023 m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 25 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw261 Rhosydd Quarry from Croseor

A walk into yesteryear.

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5 miles (8.5 km)
Ascent:1,453 ft (443 m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 26 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor

Superb views and an interesting ruined quarry.

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25 miles (13 km)
Ascent:3,037 ft (926 m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again





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