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.

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 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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