Guided Walking

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    As a member of the Mountain Training Association, Tim is an experienced leader. Find Tim Stott on the MTA database here.  He holds the Summer and Winter Mountain Leader Awards, has trained students as mountain leaders at Liverpool John Moores University for over 20 years and has been a walk leader for HF Holidays for 10 years. The walks below are graded from 1 (easy) to 5 challenging.

    A List of Guided Walks with downloadable maps & walk statistics

    Walk TitleGradeDistance (km)Height gain (m)Max height (m)HoursRoute/Map No.
    EASIER WALKS
    Tre’r Ceiri Hill Fort 24.53454654-51. Click for Route map
    Porthmadog to Criccieth 211156374-62. Click for Route Map
    Coed Obry-Tyddyn Gwyn -Llanfrothen282711744-53. Click for Route Map
    Aberglaslyn, Llyn Dinas and Cwm Bychan284002954-54. Click for Route Map
    Morfa Bychan – Criccieth loop292282104-55.Click for Route Map
    Coed Obry-Rhyd-Llyn Mair & return2/3114003574-66. Click for Route Map
    Moel y Guest, Porthmadog loop26km3212623-47. Click for Route Map
    MEDIUM WALKS
    Tryfan3/485969175-710. Click for Route Map
    Moel Eilio396817165-711. Click for Route Map
    Cnicht395676895-712. Click for Route Map
    Arenig Fawr3125878545-713. Click for Route Map
    Moel Siabod3107558725-714. Click for Route Map
    Nantlle Ridge3118947205-715. Click here for Route Map
    Meol Hebog311.59157845-716. Click here for Route Map
    Coed Obry-Llanfrothen-Llyn y Garnedd-Tan y Bwlch-Llyn Mair & Return3/414.55224955-617. Click here for Route Map
    Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu3/4105367474-618. Click here for Route Map
    HARDER WALKS
    Cadair Idris3/4169218936-820. Click here for Route Map
    Snowdon via Snowdon Ranger Path3/411
    902

    1085

    6-8
    21. Click here for Route Map
    Snowdon via Rhyd Ddu Path 3/4
    11

    887

    1085

    6-8
    22. Click here for Route Map
    Snowdon via Watkin Path 3/4
    12

    1007

    1085

    6-8
    23. Click here for Route Map
    Snowdon via Llanberis Path 3/4
    14

    962

    1085

    6-8
    24. Click here for Route Map
    Snowdon via Crib Goch 5
    10

    915

    1085

    6-8
    25. Click here for Route Map
    Snowdon Horshoe 5
    12

    1051

    1085

    7-10
    26. Click here for Route Map
    Tryfan and Glyderau 4
    9

    933

    983

    6-9
    27. Click here for Route Map
    The Arans 5
    21

    933

    905

    6-8
    28. Click here for Route Map
    Rhinogau 4/5
    14

    1030

    740

    6-8
    29. Click here for Route Map
    Y Garn and Elidir Fawr 4/5
    14

    1152

    920

    6-8
    30. Click here for Route Map
    Northern Carneddau 5
    23

    1195

    961

    8-10
    31. Click here for Route Map
    Southern Carneddau 5
    17

    1515

    1057

    7-9
    32. Click here for Route Map

    Recommended Equipment you will need

    • Good fitting & comfortable waterproof walking boots (preferably full leather uppers) with good quality insoles and socks
    • Gaiters (are useful in wet weather and while walking through long vegetation)
    • Full waterproof jacket and over trousers (breathable material is best, eg Goretex)
    • A good quality day sac (usually 35-45 litres is an optimum size to carry your spare clothes, first aid kit, water, flask and food)
    • First Aid Kit and plastic (orange) bivvy bag
    • Map in waterproof map case, and compass (if you have them)
    • Whistle
    • Food and Water (spare food which you do not plan to eat in case of an emergency)
    • Unbreakable thermos flask with hot drink
    • Sun cream (in summer)
    • Spare warm jumper/Fleece
    • Hat & Gloves (yes, even in summer these can be essential)
    • Mobile phone (with camera, and map/navigation app?). Bring a power pack to charge if your battery runs out later in the day
    • You are advised to carry walking poles (these are useful, particularly on steep descents and can be useful in emergencies).

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What equipment do I need ?

    A: A: There is an equipment list on this page (above).

    Q: How do I know that the guide is qualified and a safe leader ?

    A: Tim, your guide, has 35 years experience of leading groups in the mountains. He holds the Summer and Winter Mountain Leader Awards which qualify him to lead groups on any UK mountain all year round.

    Q: What if there is an accident or emergency ?

    A: Your guide is a qualified First Aider and carries a first aid kit, mobile phone, emergency shelter and personal locator beacon. We plan escape routes and know the best ways to get help locally. In extreme emergencies we will call for Rescue Services if necessary. We ask all members of the party to act responsibly and to help in an emergency if/where they can.

    Q: Do you lead the Three Peaks Challenge ?

    A: Yes, we can organise this on request. There are various versions of Three Peaks Challenge and more information can be found by clicking here