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Mountain, water, bootprint, name in blue,  white discFour Valleys Path


31 km / 19 miles
A route through the hills and former slate mining valleys of north Gwynedd - the Nantlle, Gwyrfai, Padarn and Ogwen valleys - skirting the Snowdonia National Park boundary between Penygroes and Bethesda, going through many villages and passing Llanberis near the Snowdon mountain railway.

The website provides three free downloadable sectional leaflets in PDF format.


Waymark: Mountain, water, bootprint, name in blue,  white disc
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Mountain, water, bootprint, name in blue, white disc
Attributes: Very Challenging
Industrial History
Start: SH470531 - Penygroes, Gwynedd View on StreetMap
Finish: SH620669 - Bethesda, Gwynedd View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2008


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 114, 115, 123
OS Landranger Active 114, 115, 123
OS Explorer 17, 254, 263
OS Explorer Active 17, 254, 263

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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Bunk House
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16 km
Bunk House
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21 km
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22 km
Bunk House
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23 km
Hostel Accommodation
1 km
31 km
Bunk House
3 km
31 km
Bunk House
3 km
31 km

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Route Profile:

31.0 km (19.3 miles)
1,145 m (3,757 ft) ascent
376 m (1,234 ft)  maximum height

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