Walks up Snowdon from Pen y Pass

Pen-y-pass is the most popular starting point for a walk up Snowdon with five main routes ascending to the summit from here (not three as some will lead you to believe!!).

The most popular Snowdon routes from Pen y Pass are undoubtedly the Miner’s Track and the PYG tracks. They make a great combination with the option of climbing up Snowdon via the PYG Track and down via the Miner’s being a great day out.

The other main route is the Snowdon Horseshoe, which ascends via Crib Goch and descends via Y Lliwedd. This one’s for the scramblers and experienced hill walkers only!

Finally there’s the Gribin Ridge – practically unknown to those who think that they just need to walk up the Miner’s Track once to be a Snowdon expert.

All these walks up Snowdon from Pen y Pass can be found in full detail below.