Welcome to Walk up Snowdon

Walk up Snowdon is the most comprehensive on-line guidebook for walking routes up Yr Wyddfa, Snowdon, Snowdonia (It’s Never Mount Snowdon). With free walking maps and full guides to all the routes to the summit of Snowdon and is the only website dedicated to Walks up Snowdon and Snowdon alone.

The Routes to the Top page has an interactive map that shows all the walking routes to the summit of Snowdon, and there’s a page for each walk that shows the route and has a downloadable gpx file. The walks up Snowdon are divided into easy walks, hard walks and scrambles up Snowdon. We have a full description for all the popular walks to the summit, from the Llanberis Path to Crib Goch and The Miners’ Tracks. We also describe the less popular, but by no means less scenic routes like Snowdon South Ridge and Y Gribin.

Along with Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, Snowdon forms part of the National 3 Peaks Challenge as well as the Welsh 3 Peaks and the Welsh 14/15 Peak Challenge.

Main Walking Routes up Snowdon

Route Name

Starting Point

Parking Post Code

Distance*

Ascent

Time**

Llanberis Path
Llanberis
LL55 4TD
 7km
 945m
 3-4 hours
Snowdon Ranger
Snowdon Ranger
LL54 7YS
 6km
 900m
 2-3.5 hours
Miners’ Track
Pen y Pass
LL55 4NY
 6km
 800m
 2-3 hours
Rhyd Ddu Path
Rhyd Ddu
LL54 6TN
 6km
 860m
 2-3 hours
Watkin Path
Nant Gwynant
LL55 4NR
 6km
 1000m
 3-4 hours
PYG Track
Pen y Pass
LL55 4NY
 5km
 800m
 2 -3 hours
*Distance is for one way only
**Time is for one way only, and variable. Very fit walkers can walk up and down Snowdon in 3-4 hours and will know their own timings and speed. If in doubt, assume the longest duration for your ascent and add the longest for your descent, depending on route. Add a good half hour or more for the summit stop as well.

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