Walking Routes up Snowdon

Walk up Snowdon Via the Snowdon Ranger Path

Snowdon Ranger Path

The Snowdon Ranger Path is one of the quieter official routes to the summit and possibly one of the oldest. The trail starts from the Snowdon Ranger Youth Hostel on the shores of Llyn Cwellyn on the A4085 between Caernarfon and Beddgelert. Regular Snowdon Sherpa buses ply their way past, as well as the Welsh …

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Pyg Track

The Pyg track is both the shortest walking route up Snowdon, and the one that involves the least amount of ascent. Despite this, the Pyg Track is not the easiest path up as it can be steep and rocky in places but the paths are generally very good all the way and reasonably straightforward to …

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The Miners’ Track

The Miners’ Track up Snowdon is regarded as one of the easier walks up Snowdon, though it can still be difficult in parts, especially once it joins the PYG track. One of the most popular choices for a day out climbing Snowdon from Pen-y-Pass is up via the PYG track and down via the Miner’s …

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The Rhyd Ddu Path

The Rhyd Ddu Path up Snowdon starts off, not surprisingly, in Rhyd Ddu, just by the Welsh Highland Railway Station. It was historically known as the Beddgelert Path, as it originally started there as a pony path. Taking the train to the start of this walk is highly recommended! Route Description 1 The Rhyd Ddu …

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Walk up Snowdon via the Llanberis Path

The Llanberis Path

The Llanberis Path up Snowdon has to be the most popular and easiest hiking route to the summit of Wales’ highest mountain. In normal weather, it poses no problems for the fit walker, with even the navigation being reasonably easy. On a fine day, you’ll be able to follow the hordes of other people who …

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The Snowdon Horseshoe Scramble

The Snowdon Horseshoe is without a doubt one of the classic walks in the UK, let alone on Snowdon and is probably the best overall route if you can cope with the heights and the exposure. This route combines the Ascent of Snowdon via Crib Goch from Pen y Pass and descends via Y Lliwedd – …

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The Snowdon Girdle Walk

So you want a really challenging Walk up Snowdon? Why not try the Snowdon Girdle walk. Devised by the late Showell Styles, this is a grand tour of the cymoedd surrounding Snowdon that doesn’t actually reach the summit! This is a tough day, or an even better done as a two or three day walk …

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