Walk and Climb Snowdon in Snowdonia

Snowdon – 1085m
Snowdon is much more than just the summit of Snowdon! It’s the highest mountain in Wales and boasts numerous routes up, and climbing Snowdon is rightly on the top of most walker’s wish lists when visiting Snowdonia. With achievable routes from all directions it’s a mountain with a route for all. Pen y Pass boasts the Miners’ Track, PYG Track and the Snowdon Horseshoe scramble for more experienced mountaineers. Llanberis has the much maligned Llanberis path and on the other side of the mountain, the Snowdon Ranger Path ascends from Llyn Cwellyn.

Rhyd Ddu boasts a further two routes, the Rhyd Ddu path and the Snowdon South Ridge paths. Finally, there’s the Watkin Path from Nant Gwynant that’s one of the best routes up, and without doubt the most scenic.
Carnedd Ugain – Crib y Ddysgl  – 1065m
This is Snowdon’s twin peak, only 20m lower in height at 1065m and the second highest mountain in Wales by some measures. It’s a quiet mountain, especially in comparison to Snowdon and usually climbed by those walking up the Snowdon Horseshoe.

Crib Goch – 923m
Whilst arguably only a bump on the ascent of Carnedd Ugain, Crib Goch earns it’s place at any mountain list. It’s an exposed and exciting scramble for those with mountaineering experience and a good head for heights. One for those who want to climb Snowdon.

Y Lliwedd – 898m
The less glamorous half of the Snowdon Horseshoe, but don’t let that put you off. Not as challenging as Crib Goch, it’s still a tough proposition.

Yr Aran – 747m
Number 24 on the list of Wales’ highest Mountains, would be a crowd puller if it wasn’t overshadowed by Snowdon. Nestling to the south of Snowdon, overlooking Cwm Llan, it can be climbed either from Rhyd Ddu or Nant Gwynant. It’s proved to be such a favourite of ours at Mud and Routes that it’s even got it’s own circuit, the Aran Circuit, so you can admire this shapely peak from every angle.

Moel Eilio – 726m
One of those hills that may be climbed once by the visitor to the area, but owing to it’s accessibility for a half day’s walk, countless times by locals! That threatens it becoming stale, but the pleasant and undulating grassy ridge that you can follow from the summit make’s it all worth while. It’s the perfect grassy ridge, you could do it in slippers and you wouldn’t get your feet wet. We exaggerate slightly, but it does make a pleasant change to walk a grassy ridge in Snowdonia that doesn’t want to steal your boots every other step.

Moel Cynghorion – 674m
This is the final summit in the Snowdon range, which is a summit worth ascending for the views towards Snowdon. It’s not the most exciting target for a day out, but can be tacked onto the traverse of the Moel Eilio Ridge or the Snowdon Ranger Path. We’ve added some spice to it in the past by ascending at night, and at night in a blizzard – which we don’t particularly recommend but we particularly enjoyed!!

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Why it’s Never Mount Snowdon, and other Walk up Snowdon updates No ratings yet.

We’ve recently updated our Sister Snowdon website – Walk up Snowdon with a few more articles. Why it’s Yr Wyddfa or Just Snowdon, NEVER M***T Snowdon! We finally put the record straight. We’ve kept quiet about this monstrosity of a name for our beloved mountain, but no more. Use the correct moniker around us or …

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Yr Aran Circuit No ratings yet.

Sometimes, you just need a long mid level walk without actually climbing any summits. Maybe you’re not equipped for snow or it’s forecasting thunder. Or just to get some distance in on the legs. Here’s a 23km route around Yr Aran near Yr Wyddfa that does just that. Of course, you can easily tag the …

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Snowdon Summit Panorama No ratings yet.

You’ll need to right click and open in new page/tab to view properly. It’s a hefty file, so be warned! We’ll be adding a proper scrollable panorama viewer in due course, with views like this taken at relevant points all over Snowdon for our sister site Walk up Snowdon.

Welsh 3000s – Walking the Welsh 14 Peaks Challenge Guide and Map No ratings yet.

The walk across the Welsh 14 peaks challenge is one of the toughest walks in Snowdonia National Park. An absolute must if you’re fit enough. OS Map Required Explorer 017, BMC Map, Landranger 115 Welsh 3000s – Walking the Welsh 14 Peaks Challenge Route Description The route above takes you up Crib Goch initially and then over Garnedd Ugain …

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