The Snowdon Horseshoe Scramble

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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.

Public Transport:

Sherpa Buses from Llanberis and Betws y Coed

Weather Forecast:  Met Office Snowdonia Mountain Weather

Route Summary:

Distance: 12.17 km

Ascent: 1061 m

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!

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Before You Walk up Snowdon, ask yourselfAre 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

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The Full Snowdon Horseshoe Scramble Route Description is on Mud and Routes.

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