Welcome

This is the place to discover places to stay,

visit and re-fuel

during your walking adventure in Snowdonia.

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Why another website?

Good question...

www.snowdoniaslatetrail.org concentrates on the logistics of following the Snowdonia Slate Trail and is operated by the Snowdonia Slate Trail Trust.

This website is not owned by the Snowdonia Slate Trail Trust but will help you to find a place to stay. You'll need to re-fuel and walking is thirsty work, so we also show places where you can find refreshments along the Trail.

overview basemapThe route itinerary is dictated to some extent by the availability of accommodation.  Here, we include information about facilities along the route but Trail followers may be able to negotiate travel arrangements with accommodation owners. We have not sampled these facilities so take no responsibility for the standard of your stay!

We suggest you look at Trip Advisor and make your own judgement. A number of the facilities are located just off the Trail but judicious use of the OS map and alternative footpaths will get you back on track. This list includes accommodation opportunities all along the Trail, providing you with the opportunity to tailor the walk to suit the time you have available.

Don't forget that the Apple mobile app will show your current position on the trail map. The Android app will be available shortly.
Please remember that mobile phone coverage is patchy in Snowdonia, so book in advance.
The Snowdonia Slate Trail logo is used with the permission on the Snowdonia Slate Trail Trust.

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adobe pdf icon sOur passport scheme is now operational!
Download your passport as a printable pdf here:
Or pick one up in a participating location round the trail.

 

Passport

Caffi Coed y Brenin, Bethesda.
Lodge, Dinorwig.
Llanberis Slate Museum.
Caffi Blas y Waun, Antur Waunfawr - check opening times.
Canolfan Y Fron bunkhouse - check opening times.
Oriel Caffi Croesor - check opening times.
Lakeside Cafe, Tanygrisiau.
Antur Stiniog, Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Siop y Gloddfa, Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Y Pengwern, Llan Ffestiniog - check opening times.
The Eagles, Penmachno - check opening times.
Conwy Falls Cafe.
Moel Siabod Café, Capel Curig.
Tŷ Hyll.
Ogwen Cottage NT warden's office - when open.
Canolfan Ogwen food kiosk. 

We will place stamps in the locations.

Buy something at these locations or use the museum, get eight stamps in your passport, and send it, or a photocopy, and £3.50 (plus a donation towards trail maintenance if you wish) to:

“Snowdonia Slate Trail", 55 Swanston Gardens, Edinburgh, EH10 7DE.

We will return your passport and you will be sent a commemorative medal to remember the Snowdonia Slate Trail by!
Tell everyone about this!

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sst book

Snowdonia Slate Trail guidebook

Published 21 April 2018, UK price £12.99
Reserve your copies by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For every book sold through the website, about £5 will go towards Trail maintenance.

“This beautiful book will lead you along secret paths to special places. ... You cannot fail to marvel at the sheer scale of the industry, the landscape, its people and their history.”
‘Crag’ Jones - first Welshman to climb Everest.

Author: Aled Owen was born and raised near Bethesda, overlooked by Penrhyn slate quarry.
He says of the trail: “Developing this Trail has really brought home to me the beauty and variety of Snowdonia, along with the hardships of everyday life during the era of the slate industry”.

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The route itinerary is dictated to some extent by the availability of accommodation.  Here, we include a few suggestions but Trail followers may be able to negotiate travel arrangements with accommodation owners. We have not sampled these facilities so take no responsibility for the standard of your stay! We suggest you look at Trip Advisor and make your own judgement. A number of the suggestions are located just off the Trail but judicious use of the OS map and alternative footpaths will get you back on track. This list includes accommodation opportunities all along the Trail, providing you with the opportunity to tailor the walk to suit the time you have available.

Please remember that mobile phone coverage is patchy in Snowdonia, so book in advance.

Baggage transfer and guiding services.
Although this is a new Trail a number of local companies have already undertaken to provide walkers with a variety of services:

RAW Adventures can provide a guided or fully supported unguided service.
Whether you are joining a guided group or undertaking an unguided walk they will welcome you on your arrival and spend some time going through what the next 6 days will look like. They will transfer your baggage so it will be ready and waiting for you at the end of each day.  They also offer you a 24/7 contact number that you can use if you get into difficulty for any reason.  As well as booking your accommodation along the route they supply you with a fully waymarked map of the entire route.
Contact them on 01286 870 870 or visit www.raw-adventures.co.uk.

Anelu/Aim Higher provides a fully supported guided service and can be contacted on 07877 902624 or visit www.mountain-hill-courses.co.uk.

Snowden Taxis of Llanberis can provide baggage handling services. Tel:  CK Cabs on 01286 871 768

 

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