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The Snowdon Ranger offers a quieter walk up Snowdon from the ‘far’ end if you’re travelling in from the East. Starting off from the tranquil Llyn Cwellyn, it initially gains some rapid height by way of the zig-zags before some well earned respite. Then you reach the proper zig zags and a relentless pull to the top that has enough interest to keep it from being a pure slog.
There’s a Welsh Highland Railway station at the start of the Snowdon Ranger Path, and you could conceivably plan your walk around the trains. This is an ideal first ascent as it is more interesting than the Llanberis path (so’s drying paint) and avoids the relentless steps that you find on the Pen y Pass paths.Download GPX File for GPS
Start / End Snowdon Ranger YH – Snowdon Summit
Facilities Pub with excellent ales in Rhyd Ddu.
Public Transport Sherpa Buses and WHR.
The Snowdon Ranger Path
The Snowdon Ranger path after the zig-zags crosses a reasonably flat area as you contour past Moel Cyghorion. The path is a little eroded in places and beware the drainage pipes crossing the path as i kept slipping on these. It’s easy going until you reach the col of Bwlch Cwm Brwynog and the climb starts in earnest along even more zig zags.
The route starts to the side of the Youth Hostel, up track and along the railway before crossing it. Follow this track uphill to a farmhouse, then take the signposted path right. Now the path zig-zags endlessly, or at least till the skyline is reached and you are rewarded with the view of Yr Wyddfa.
The path follows a blunt ridge that has Clogwyn Du’r Arddu to one side and a gentler slope that the path climbs. It is steep, but gets you up quickly. I was accompanied by a helicopter flying back and forth, transporting material to the new summit cafe, or Hafod Eryri.
If you’re using this route as a descent, then keep an eye out for the upright stone that indicates the top of the Snowdon Ranger Path.Tags: featured
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