A walking/hiking trail in North Wales has been named the most popular in the UK.

AllTrails - one of the most trusted and used outdoor platforms/apps in the world and recently named Apple's iPhone App of the Year - has released its ‘Year on the Trails’ report.

The report gave a comprehensive overview of the app’s highest-rated trails of 2023.

It showed the "best of" the more than 420,000 curated trails AllTrails has compiled worldwide based on input from the app’s community of more than 60 million walkers, hikers and nature enthusiasts.

Chief Marketing Officer at AllTrails, Carly Smith, said: "The ‘2023 Year on the Trails’ report allows us to celebrate an exciting year of discovery and adventure.

"Our global community of trail-goers shared valuable insights about their time outside by reviewing more than 250 thousand trails, from Great Britain to Peru and from Canada to Australia. 

"Each and every one of these adventures serve as helpful guidance or exciting inspiration for others planning their trail activities."

Chief Executive Officer at AllTrails, Ron Schneidermann, added: "We’re excited to make it even easier and more fun for users to share reviews in 2024 — stay tuned."

The report showed off everything from the most popular and most beautiful trails in the UK to the family favourites and best walks with a pub.

Several trails located in North Wales featured within the report, but there was one that stood out and was named the most popular among walkers and hikers in 2023, according to AllTrails.

The top 5 most popular walking trails in the UK

The top 5 most popular walking trails in the UK from 2023, according to AllTrails, are:

  1. Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) - via Miners' Track and Pyg Circular (Llanberis, Gwynedd)
  2. The Prison Walk (Portree, Highlands)
  3. Puck's Glen Gorge Trail (Argyll and Bute, Dunoon)
  4. Glenridding and Helvellyn Circular (Cumbria, Glenridding)
  5. Tollymore Forest and Drinns Circular (Ards and North Down, Newcastle)

North Wales Pioneer: There are a number of trails you can take to get to the Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) summit.There are a number of trails you can take to get to the Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) summit. (Image: Getty Images)

Yr Wyddfa trail revealed as most popular in the UK

Yr Wyddfa - The Miners' and Pyg Track circular trail in Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park on the AllTrails app - was named the most popular in 2023.

The app describes the 7.5-mile trail near Llanberis as a challenging route, dog-friendly and a "very popular" area when it comes to bird watching, camping and hiking.

AllTrails said the best times to visit this trail were between April and October.

It also talks about the "absolutely stunning views" on offer from the summit and details the Welsh folklore connected with Yr Wydffa and Eryri National Park.

The Yr Wyddfa trail has a 4.8 rating on the AllTrails app from 2696 reviews.


One reviewer said: "Great hike on a clear sunny day. It’s not hard going up pig and down miner’s. Plus in good weather you can hang out at the top and chill in the cafe. A day well spent."

Another commented: "Had the best day… highly recommend the Pyg up , Miners down, very easy to follow, amazing views, track was quite quiet as weather was terrible but we were dressed for it, saw beautiful waterfalls everywhere due to the rainfall … just wear decent boots , whatever the weather!"

A third walker who had completed the trail described it as the "most scenic of the routes up snowdon".