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Walk up the Snowdon Ranger path from Llanberis

By Dave Roberts   

Published – September 3, 2011

  4/5 (2)

Walk up the Snowdon Ranger path from Llanberis

Further Details

Route Summary:

Start and Finish:

Distance: 10.01 km

Ascent: 1109 m


Timings are approximate and depend on the individual. Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

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.


Cafe and Toilets

Public Transport:

Buses to start.

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Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Walk up Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon Safely Navigation and the Gear and Equipment you’ll need.

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Snowdon Guidebooks:

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Walk up the Snowdon Ranger path from Llanberis Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Walk up the Snowdon Ranger path from Llanberis

The Snowdon Ranger is a better, if longer, alternative to the Llanberis path if you’re based in Llanberis.

Full description to follow, but you can follow the Snowdon Circular Route – section 1 from Llanberis to join the Snowdon Ranger Path.


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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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4 thoughts on “Walk up the Snowdon Ranger path from Llanberis”

  1. Hi Dave,

    This is one of the better walks up Snowdon – mainly due to there being less people!! However it would be good to include the longer version which again starts at Llanberis but takes in Moel Eilio, Foel Gron and Foel Goch as well. Although very long it is, in my view, the best Snowdon walk. After that, it makes a pint taste far much better and deserving.

    Brilliant site by the way.

  2. Hi,

    I am thinking of running up Snowdon to raise money for charity. Which route would you recommend – the easier to follow the better.


    1. Hi Andy, I think the easiest one to run would be the Llanberis path due to the gradient (check out the profile on Llanberis path route page) and is the one the race is run on. The Ranger is OK until Bwlch Cwm Brwynog and then steepens considerably.

      I’ve not yet run properly up, but If and when I manage to get to that stage, it’ll probably be the Llanberis Path I’d plump for.

      If you do plump for a route and you’re raising funds on-line, feel free to post the link on the comments section of the relevant route if you’d like some publicity.

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