The North Wales Way Circular Routes

The North Wales Way follows the old trading route along our northern coast into Anglesey. Quite apart from the resort towns and whopping castles that line the 75-mile (120km) trail, it’s the jumping-off point for journeys of discovery into the northern hinterlands. From here you can explore the Vales of Clwyd and Conwy, the mountains of Snowdonia, the Menai Strait, and our largest island, Anglesey.

We've created circular routes and trails off The North Wales Way as a starting point for exploring the region’s beautiful landscape, stunning scenery and rich heritage - with plenty of places to eat, stay and enjoy along the way.

You can download a desktop version PDF booklet which links to Google maps that shows the locations of the various places to visit.

If you're using a tablet or a mobile device then please download this PDF version.

The North Wales Way Route

Routes in Snowdonia

There are two routes that take you around the Snowdonia area. The Slate Valleys Route is a 60 mile journey into Snowdonia's magnificent slate landscape, which we hope will be designated as a World Heritage Site celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the area. Follow the route to discover stories of the Welsh Slate Industry including a visit to Castell Penrhyn a 19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings. You can experience the fastest zip line in the world at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, explore our heritage and culture by visiting Dolbadarn CastleCaernarfon Castle and the National Slate Museum. Travel on historical narrow gauge railways which include the Snowdon Mountain Railway and Welsh Highland Railway. Taste award winning local produce at Pant Du Vineyard and Orchard. 

Other attractions on the route include Inigo Jones Slate Works and GreenWood Family Park.

Download the desktop PDF guide which also links to Google maps where you can follow the route and visit the attractions listed below. If you're using a tablet of mobile then download this PDF version.

Slate Valleys Route

The other route in Snowdonia is the Outdoor Adventure and Heritage Loop where you'll visit places like Bodnant Garden, Adventure Parc Snowdonia, Trefriw Woollen Mills, Gwydir Castle, Zip World Fforest, Swallow Falls Waterfall, Tŷ Hyll, Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant, Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre, Denbigh Castle and St Asaph Cathedral. 

Other Routes in North Wales

View or download the other routes to see more details.

North Anglesey Maritime Circular

Conwy Coastal Trail

Family Activity Trail

North East Circular

Science and Heritage Route