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Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe

09th February 2018

So you think Crib Goch is the ultimate Snowdonia scramble? Or the Snowdon Horseshoe is a challenge?  Well you may just change your mind when you attempt the Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe. This impressive circular accent of the Glyderau has more scrambling and more varied terrain than any other walk in Snowdonia.


This route is non-stop adventure from the moment you leave the car. The route includes all the key ascents and scrambles of the Central Glyderau, including: a full north to south traverse of Tryfan, technical scrambling on Bristly Ridge and...

Which course is right for me?

09th February 2018

Which is the right hillwalking course for me? Hillwalking requires a good knowledge of skills and competence so you can enjoy the hills and mountains safely. The ability to anticipate and deal with potential problems, being prepared for all eventualities and having the confidence to make important decisions are skills every hillwalker should know. These skills are often difficult to learn and for the beginner knowing where to start can be daunting. At Mountain Walks we offer a range of skills based courses which have been carefully created to give you those important skills no matter what your level of experience.

To make things even simpler we have created 5 courses which we believe targets beginners up to intermediate hillwalkers.     Beginners.   Experience level: Complete beginner who wants to get started but not sure where. May have completed a...

Snowdon – 5 of the best views

29th January 2018

Snowdon is not only the highest peak in Snowdonia but it’s the grandest and most dominate. Snowdon occupies a vast area between Beddgelert, Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis and is one of the three main mountain groups in Snowdonia. Snowdon is a ‘Massif’, a group or range of mountains, with Snowdon being the highest point at 1085m. The range is made up of 7 other peaks including Yr Aran, Moel Eilio and the iconic Crib Goch. There are numerous views to be enjoyed of Snowdon from many different vantage points.

Crib Goch ridge over to the summit of Snowdon

Below are some of the best views of Snowdon  and we hope they inspire you to seek out some of the beautiful views on this magnificent mountain.   1. Sunset over Snowdon from Llynnau Mymbyr   Snowdon sunset from Llynnau...

The Ullswater Way – Top 5 Highlights

06th September 2017

The Ullswater Way Top 5 Highlights.


The Ullswater Way is a 20-mile circular walking route around beautiful Ullswater. Regarded as the most beautiful lake in England, the Ullswater Way has no shortage of dramatic views and breathtaking mountain scenery to be enjoyed.


The Ullswater Way was opened in 2016 as a way to encourage walkers to enjoy the valley, support local businesses and of course appreciate the scenery. The route can be started from several different locations and walked in either direction. The Ullswater Steamers also allow the route to be done over 2-3 days for those wanting to complete the route at a more leisurely pace. For those wanting a walking challenge then why not tackle the Ullswater Way in a single day on the Ullswater Way Challenge.

Of all the long distance walking routes in the Lake District the Ullswater Way is possibly one of the least well known, but this will certainly change over the coming years. With so many fantastic views, wildlife, history and villages...

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