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Planning your visit in advance is the best way to enjoy Snowdonia successfully and sustainably.

Around 4 million people visit Snowdonia every year with the summer months between April and September being the most popular times.

Planning your visit in advance is the best way to make the most out of your visit to the National Park.

Before you visit

Consider booking in advance, timing your visit and researching before your visit to Snowdonia.

Book in advance
Booking in advance at popular campsites, hotels, or attractions is a great way to ensure a successful visit to Snowdonia.
Research
Research the places you would like to visit beforehand, including how to get there and sustainable ways of travelling.
Time your visit
Summertime is very popular in the National Park. Consider visiting at quieter times for a chance to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the area.
Drone image of load leading from Pen y Pass to Pen y Gwryd
Getting to and around Snowdonia

There are many ways of travelling around the National Park, including e-bikes and magnificent steam trains.

Getting to and around Snowdonia

Morfa Dyffryn car park
Parking

Look into parking in Snowdonia well in advance to ensure a successful visit.

Parking in Snowdonia

Aerial photo of hikers on Snowdon summit
Visiting Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

All the information on reaching the most popular peak in the National Park.

Visiting yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

A view of the Ogwen valley with Cwm Idwal and Llyn Ogwen in the distance.
Ogwen

Information on the best and most sustainable ways of visiting Ogwen.

Ogwen

Camping at Nant Gwynant
Camping and Wild Camping

Information on camping and wild camping in the National Park.

Camping in the National Park

View of Mawddach estuary with campervans and caravans in the foreground
Campervans and Motorhomes

Information on staying in Snowdonia in campervans or motorhomes.

Campervans and Motorhomes

Dog on Cader Idris peak
Dogs

How to keep your dog as well as the animals and wildlife of Snowdonia safe when walking your dog.

Dogs in the National Park

National Park Information Centre staff member
Information Centres

Information Centre staff have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the National Park.

National Park Information Centres

Safety Advice

How to keep safe in the countryside and the outdoors.

Safety Advice

A woman and a child kayaks at Nant Gwynant
Wild swimming and Water Activities

Information on wild swimming and water activities such as paddleboarding and windsurfing.

Swimming and Water Activities

Public Toilets and Facilities

The Park Authority has a number of toilets and facilities throughout the Park.

Toilets and Facilities

Snowdon Sherpa bus at the Pen y Pass stop
Snowdon Sherpa

Information about catching the Snowdon Sherpa to climb Snowdon.

Snowdon Sherpa

Countryside code symbols on signpost
Countryside Code

Guidelines for visiting the countryside sustainably and safely.

The Countryside Code

Cyclists on the Mawddach Trail
Cycling

Information about cycling in the National Park including routes and safety information.

Cycling in Snowdonia

A view of Llyn Tegid through the trees
Llyn Tegid

Wales’ largest natural lake and one of the most popular attractions in the National Park.

Visit Llyn Tegid

A woman rides a tramper along a woodland path
Accessible Snowdonia

The National Park has a wealth of accessible routes for all to enjoy.

Access for all

Drone photo of Dolbadarn Castle
Castles and Historic Sites

Discover the wealth of historic sites dotted all over Snowdonia’s landscape.

Castles and Historic Sites

Barbecues and Fires

Information on lighting fires and barbecues.

Barbecues and Fires

A grey seal peeks above the waterline
Marine Code

Information about visiting the coast safely.

The Marine Code

Traditional Welsh blanket
Shopping

Shopping in the National Park is an unique experience with many locally produced products.

Shopping in Snowdonia

Fisherman looks over Llyn Dywarchen from his boat
Fishing

The National Park has an exceptional array of fishing spots to enjoy.

Fishing in Snowdonia

Frequently asked questions about visiting Snowdonia

The latest COVID restrictions in Wales may differ from those in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland. The Welsh Government website has the latest information on restrictions in Wales.

Information about hiking up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is available on the Climbing Snowdon page.

Climbing Snowdon

No. Much of the National Park’s land is privately owned. However, miles of public footpaths can be found all over the area. More information about access in the National Park can be found on the Countryside Code page.

The Countryside Code

No. You can only camp in official campsites in Snowdonia National Park. The Camping in Snowdonia National Park page has more information on the best ways to enjoy camping in the Park.

Camping in the National Park

More information about toilets in the National Park can be found on the Toilets and Facilities page.

Toilets and Facilities

More information about the railway can be found on the Snowdon Mountain Railway page.

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Barbecues can be lit in some areas of the National Park. Read the latest information on the Barbecues and fires page.

Barbecues and fires

There are many places you can take your dog in Snowdonia. Make sure to check the latest information on the Dogs in Snowdonia National Park page before visiting.

Dogs in the National Park

Many of Snowdonia’s lakes and rivers are privately owned and you cannot use them for water sports or wild swimming without the landowner’s permission. However, information on suitable places for wild swimming can be found on the Wild Swimming and Water Activities page.

Wild swimming and water activities

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