Snowdon boasts the Sherpa network, which is frequent between Llanberis, Nant Peris and Pen y Pass but less often around the other locations. With a little planning, you can base yourself anywhere along their route and ascend any route and descend another of your choice. They are also reasonably priced, being £1 per journey or £4 all day in 2010. You’re advised to check the Sherpa website (details in back) for most up to date details.
One must not forget the Welsh Highland Railway which provides the classiest mode of transportation to the Ranger and Rhyd Ddu paths from Caernarfon.
There’s parking available at all the starting points to these walks. However, you’ll need to be warned that during busy periods that you may need to be at some of the car parks by 8am to get a space. This is particularly true of Pen y Pass which is the most popular car park, and the most expensive at an eye watering £10 to park.
You’ll need to pay at all the starting points unless you can find a free space in Llanberis. Cromlech is also free, but extremely limited. The best strategy is to park at Nant Peris park and ride and use the Sherpa bus to get to the start. These can be crowded at busy periods, so the best strategy is to catch em early and walk back to the car rather than the other way round.
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