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Lliwedd Scramble up Snowdon From Pen y Pass

By Dave Roberts   

on March 4, 2016    5/5 (1)

Lliwedd Scramble up Snowdon From Pen y Pass

Further Details

Route Summary:

An exhilarating scramble that’s not as exposed as Crib Goch. Note that the distance and time is for the ascent only – you’ll need to choose a descent route (the PYG Track is one recommendation).

This walk includes the 2 Washis of Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa, Y Lliwedd

This walk includes the 2 Hewitts of Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa, Y Lliwedd

This walk includes the 4 Nuttalls of Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa, Y Lliwedd, Y Lliwedd East Top, Lliwedd Bach

Route Start Location: Pen y Pass

Distance
Ascent
Time
6.78 km 908 m 3 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Hard Walk, Scrambling, Scrambling Grade 1

Summits and Places on this Route

Facilities

There’s a good cafe at Pen y Pass these days, as well as public toilets in the same block. Over the road you’ll find Mallory’s Bar in the Pen y Pass Youth Hostel.

 Hazards

Grade 1 Scrambling

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :

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, Betws-y-Coed, Beddgelert, Caernarfon and Porthmadog stop at Pen y Pass at varying frequencies. Check out the Snowdon Sherpa page on Walk up Snowdon for the latest Snowdon Sherpa rundown.

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps

Guidebooks

Lliwedd Scramble up Snowdon From Pen y Pass Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

Lliwedd Scramble up Snowdon From Pen y Pass

Y Lliwedd is a worthy scramble from Pen y Pass in itself, and an even better route up Snowdon! While not as challenging as Crib Goch, or as popular, it is still a fine day out! If time is short, you can climb Lliwedd and descend the same way, which is achievable during a summer evening for a proficient group.

Lliwedd Scramble up Snowdon From Pen y Pass Route Description

Full Scrambling Route up Lliwedd and Snowdon can be found on Walk up Snowdon

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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