Snowdonia National Park Guidebooks and Maps
Below, RambleFest displays Snowdonia National Park guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
Snowdonia National Park was designated thus in 1951. It is in North Wales, and covers 827 square miles, most of it being either open or mountainous land.
Snowdonia National Park Guidebooks
As well as Snowdonia National Park Guidebooks on rambling, we include geology, local interest, natural history and many other books of interest to those visiting the National Park. We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
“This guidebook describes 40 day walks exploring Snowdonia. It showcases some of the best mountain walks in the area, with routes up Snowdon and Tryfan alongside other classic peaks like Y Garn, Cadair Idris and the Glyders. Routes are graded easy to strenuous and include airy and pulse-quickening scrambles such as Crib Goch and Bristly Ridge as well as the Snowdon Horseshoe, the Nantlle Ridge and a 2-day traverse of all 15 of Snowdon’s peaks over 3000ft. Walks range in distance from 4 miles (6km) to 16 miles (26km). Clear route descriptions are accompanied by OS mapping, and for each walk there is key information about distance, grade, ascent, terrain, access and parking. With useful advice on where to stay and when to go, and an English-Welsh glossary, this book is an invaluable guide to discovering both the popular and less well-trodden corners of Snowdonia. Snowdonia can justifiably lay claim to some of the finest mountain walking in Britain, from the bristling, jagged ridges of Snowdon to the huge grassy mounds of the Carneddau and the stone-girt fortresses of the Glyderau. These are big mountains with big personalities, with glowering crags and deep rocky cwms. Whether you are based in Bala, Beddgelert, Llanberis, Betws-y-Coed, Dolgellau or Capel Curig, you’ll find walks in this guidebook to suit you.”
– Mountain Walking in Snowdonia: 40 of the Finest Walks in Snowdonia (Cicerone Guides)
“Day Walks in Snowdonia is the seventh title in Vertebrate Publishing’s series of compact and portable hill walking guidebooks. This book showcases 20 circular routes, between 5.5 and 12 miles (9km and 19km) in length, suitable for hill walkers of all abilities. Additionally included in a Bonus Section are two of the UK’s classic scrambles: The Bochlwyd Horseshoe and The Snowdon Horseshoe. The routes are split into three areas – Northern Snowdonia, Central Snowdonia and Southern Snowdonia – and include walks to the most iconic and beautiful peaks in the National Park, including; Snowdon, Y Glyderau, the Carneddau peaks, Moel Siabod, Cnicht, the Rhinogs, and Cadair Idris. The author of this guidebook, Tom Hutton, is a Wales local, keen hill walker and outdoors journalist. This is Tom’s second book with Vertebrate Publishing, following the successful and popular Wales Mountain Biking – Beicio Mynydd Cymru. Each route in this guide is described with easy-to-follow directions and details of distance, navigation information, refreshment stops and public transport information, and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping.Also included is a detailed Appendix.”
– Day Walks in Snowdonia: 20 Circular Routes in North Wales
“One of a series of books for Snowdonia in the popular Top 10 Walks series. Handy, pocket-sized, full colour walking guides written by experts, with Ordnance Survey mapping.This attractive guide gives walkers ten of the finest walks on the lower hills of the Snowdonia National Park. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity and ease-of-use.Featured walks include: Tal y Fan, Yr Eifl, Moel Eilio, Mynydd Mawr, Mynydd Sygun, Penamnen Horseshoe, Creigiau Gleision, Maesglase, Tyrrau Mawr and Waun-oer.Carl Rogers is well known for his guide books to North Wales and Snowdonia. He is a publisher and magazine editor and is also a member of the Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild.”
– Hill Walks & Easy Summits: The Finest Walks on the Lower Hills of Snowdonia
Snowdonia National Park Maps
We display the three Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ maps (the best that are commercially available) that cover the National Park area. We show the standard quality, although the tougher all-weather type is also available. We also include the excellent Snowdonia AZ Adventure Atlas, which is essentially the OS map in book form, plus an index and info on locations.