The Best 10 Snowdon Walks

By Dave Roberts   

on January 25, 2021    No ratings yet.

The Best 10 Snowdon Walks

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Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) at 1085 metres in height is the highest mountain in Wales. It has numerous routes to the summit, despite official numbers stating an official 6, as well as a couple of outlying mountains that are worthy of a day out. We’ve whittled the list down to 10 of the best walks, which you’ll be glad to know does not include the Llanberis Path!

The best walk on Snowdon has to be the Snowdon Horseshoe, which includes the scramble up and over Crib Goch from Pen y Pass, over Carnedd Ugain and on to the summit of Snowdon. It then descends via Y Lliwedd, a worthy outing in itself that’s invariably outshone by Crib Goch. A lesser known scramble via Y Gribin also makes the cut, an excellent short scramble from the Miner’s Path to the Watkin Path that rarely sees walkers.

One of our favourites is the South Ridge, which can be started from Nant Gwynant or Rhyd Ddu, as well as the Rhyd Ddu Path. The highlight of these walks is the crossing of the narrow Bwlch Main, a deliciously exposed walk unlike anything else in Snowdonia.

Of course, we need to mention the other walks up Snowdon. There’s The PYG Track and Miner’s Track from Pen-y-pass which make an excellent circular walk. There’s the track with the most ascent,  The Watkin Path fron Nantgwynant and the quieter  Snowdon Ranger Path.

Finally, the main outlying hills are Moel Eilio to the north and Yr Aran to the south. Moel Eilio’s grassy ridge makes a fine outing from Llanberis for a half day’s walk. Yr Aran can be approached from Nant Gwynant or Rhyd Ddu and would be a much better known mountain were it not within Snowdon’s shadow. While not included below, a long walk starting from Moel Eilio and ending on Yr Aran via Snowdon is one of the finest ways to traverse this majestic mountain.

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