Walk the Welsh Highland Railway

Start: Porthmadog Finish: Caernarfon

Visiting: United Kingdom, Wales


Duration: 6 Nights

Physical rating: Leisurely / Moderate

Special diets catered: Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour Operator: Exodus

Group size: 1 - 6

Age range: 8 to 99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1215

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Tour Overview

You begin on the coast at Porthmadog, with your accommodation a short walk from the marina before heading into the Snowdonia National Park. The walks will take you through the idyllic natural beauty of the park, through woodland, along ridges and rivers, across moorland and beside lakes to end with the summit of Snowdon at 1,085m, the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. Routes are planned to combine walking with sections of travel on the Welsh Highland Railway (tickets included), allowing more distance to be covered.

Highlights

  • iconPicturesque village of Beddgelert, and the grave of its legendary faithful dog
  • iconPeaks, ridges and lakes of the National Park of Snowdonia
  • iconCoastal views across to Anglesey
  • iconRail journeys on the Welsh Highland Railway

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrive in Porthmadog

On arrival in the coastal town of Porthmadog head out for a stroll around the marina before finding somewhere to eat near the guesthouse. Stay overnight at Yr Hen Fecws Guesthouse (Breakfast included)

icon Day 2 : Porthmadog (Nantmor) to Beddgelert

Meals: breakfast

Take the short heritage rail journey to Nantmor from where you head, up and over, through ancient woodland and across the moor to beautiful Llyn Dinas. You follow the course of the river, passing the Sygun Copper mine on to the picturesque village of Beddgelert. Stay overnight at Plas Tan y Graig B&B Guesthouse (Breakfast included)

icon Day 3 : At Beddgelert

Meals: breakfast

From the day you arrived you'll have seen Moel Hebog rising above Beddgelert. Today you will enjoy a circular hike from the picturesque village and through the surrounding farmland before making an ascent towards the summit before it opens out onto a plateau. Enjoy a grassy descent down the other side, winding through Beddgelert forest before returning to the village. Stay overnight at Plas Tan y Graig B&B Guesthouse (Breakfast included)

icon Day 4 : Beddgelert to Rhyd Ddu

Meals: breakfast, dinner

Spend time this morning exploring the small shops and cafes in the village, before a gentle stroll via Gelert's grave, the faithful hound to 13th century Llewelyn, prince of North Wales, to your next train station. Take the Heritage train to Rhyd Ddu and walk on to your overnight stop, the Cwellyn Arms. Stay overnight at Cwellyn Arms (Breakfast and evening meal included)

icon Day 5 : At Rhyd Ddu

Meals: breakfast, dinner

Today's hike begins with a big climb but it's worth the effort. Nantlle Ridge is a stunning ridge walk with views across the water to Anglesey and inland towards Snowdon: a sneak peak of what tomorrow has in store. Stay overnight at Cwellyn Arms (Breakfast and evening meal included)

icon Day 6 : Snowdon

Meals: breakfast

The grand finale. Your final hike ascends the Rhyd Ddu path to Snowdon’s summit. Take time at the top to enjoy the 360° views before descending via the Ranger’s path, you’ll finish at the Snowdon Ranger’s station before taking the Heritage train on to your final destination, Caernarfon. Stay overnight at Celtic Royal Hotel (Breakfast included)

icon Day 7 : Depart after breakfast

Meals: breakfast

Explore the grand medieval town of Caernarfon, with its mighty castle, pretty harbour and views across the Menai Strait to Anglesey before departing.

What's Included

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    Luggage transfers between hotels

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    All accommodation (see accommodation section)

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    Route directions and maps provided

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    All breakfasts

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    3 x Walking transfers on the Welsh HIghland Railway

What's Not Included

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    Single accommodation (available on request - compulsory supplement)

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    Travel insurance

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    Solo traveller supplement (if applicable on each departure date)

Food

Full English/Welsh Breakfasts are included throughout. Try out traditional local country pubs for lunch or enjoy a picnic in the countryside. Please note, if you order a picnic from the hotel, please do so the evening before.

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    Low Deposit

    Exodus requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 70 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

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