The Snowdon Horseshoe Scramble
Post Code for Sat Nav: LL55 4NY
LIMITED! £10 a day, £6 for 4 hours. Very early arrival advised. Park in Nant Peris for the Park and Ride.
Sherpa Buses from Llanberis and Betws y Coed
Weather Forecast: Met Office Snowdonia Mountain Weather
Distance: 12 Kms
Ascent: 1060 metres
Time: Allow 8 hours
Start and Finish:
Good cafe and YHA with bar, public toilets at Pen y Pass.
This is an exposed scramble to be attempted only by those with experience and a head for heights!
- Sykes Holiday Cottages in Snowdonia ( km away)
- Llyn Gwynant Campsite ( km away)
- Yr Efail Swynol The Enchanted Forge ( km away)
- Snowdonia Parc Inn ( km away)
- Faenol Arms ( km away)
- Caffi Gwynant ( km away)
- Penceunant Isaf Tea Rooms ( km away)
- Cwellyn Arms ( km away)
- Pen y Gwryd Hotel ( km away)
- Castell Dolbadarn ( km away)
Before You Walk up Snowdon, ask yourself – Are you equipped? Do you know what you’re doing? Are the conditions safe? If you answer no to any of these, stay safe, don’t go! Check the weather forecast and make sure you know about walking up Snowdon in the Snow. If you lack experience – hire a Snowdon Mountain Guide.
The Snowdon Horseshoe Scramble Details
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 – in a delicious circuit. You can extend the walk by ascending Craig Fach and finishing on Gallt y Wenallt for a truly epic mountain day.
The Snowdon Horseshoe Scramble Route Map and GPX Download
The Full Snowdon Horseshoe Scramble Route Description is on Mud and Routes.
Don’t Forget a Map and Guidebook:
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