Hillwalking

Walk up Ingleborough from Clapham

Walk up Ingleborough from Clapham

Ingleborough is perhaps the most famed peak in the Yorkshire Dales thanks to its imposing profile, especially its north face. Its striking appearance is thanks to its unique geology; three distinct geological tiers give the fell a ‘layered’ appearance. This profile is perhaps the reason that the fell was once erroneously thought to the countries …

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Snowdon South Ridge from Rhyd Ddu

The Snowdon South Ridge path usually elicits a blank expression on most walkers when you mention routes up Snowdon. Those in the know however, realise that this is an absolute gem of a route that stands modestly in the shadows, shunning the limelight. In comparison, the PYG, Miners Track and Watkin Paths are cheap, talentless …

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Snowdon via The Watkin Path

Snowdon via The Watkin Path

The Watkin Path up Snowdon offers an alternative to the more popular walks from Llanberis and Pen y Pass such as the PYG and Miner’s Tracks. It’s still a very popular path, and rightly so. It provides a variety of walking that none of the other routes to the summit of Snowdon can boast. The Watkin …

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The Rhyd Ddu Path up Snowdon

The Rhyd Ddu Path up Snowdon

The Rhyd Ddu Path up Snowdon is one of the traditional routes, and originally started from Beddgelert as a pony track. It’s now one of the quieter paths up, reasonably easy to follow and with an excellent airy walk over Bwlch Main to reach the summit. Full Route Description Snowdon Rhyd Ddu Path 1 From the Car …

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Walk up Cnicht from Croesor Circuit - Cambrian Way

Walk up Cnicht from Croesor Circuit

Cnicht from Croesor aka the Welsh Matterhorn, is one of those essential hill walking routes to include on your Snowdonia Itinerary, and it certainly deserves better than a simple up and down. There are much better options for ascending Cnicht, with a number of circular route options from Croesor. This Cnicht Circular Route continues along …

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Walk up High Street from Mardale Head (Haweswater)

Walk up High Street from Mardale Head via Rough Crag and Long Stile (Haweswater)

Some dismiss the Lake District summit of High Street as a boring, grassy lump but, presumably, they have only ever climbed the fell from Patterdale. High Street is home to some superb mountain scenery with the best being located on its eastern flanks, where a series of slender ridges cradle quiet valleys and deep glacial …

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Best Mountain Walks in Snowdonia

Best Grade 1 Scrambles in Snowdonia

Scrambles in Snowdonia To celebrate the launch of the new Scrambles in Snowdonia by Steve Ashton, published by Cicerone, we’ve collated the best selection of Grade 1 scrambles in Snowdonia. We’ve steered clear of the trickier scrambles and kept to the easier grade 1 routes. Be warned that these are far from being ‘easy’ routes! …

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