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Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass

A walk in Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, North Wales

The quickest way up Wales' highest

Walk Route Summary:
- Pen y Pass, Pyg Track, Bwlch y Moch, Craig Fach, Miners' Track, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Miners' Track, Pyg Track, Bwlch y Moch, Pen y Pass.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass Pen y Pass, Pyg Track, Bwlch y Moch, Craig Fach, Miners' Track, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Miners' Track, Pyg Track, Bwlch y Moch, Pen y Pass The Snowdon Area,  Snowdonia National Park,  Gwynedd,  Wales

On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Llyn Llydaw beyond
Photo: Will Caesar

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Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

There is a park and ride service to Pen y Pass from Nant Peris (to the west towards Llanberis) and Penygwrd (to the east towards Capel Curig & Beddgelert) every Saturday from Easter Saturday to the last Saturday in October 2016.

There is also the Snowdon Sherpa bus service that links all the main car parks and starting points for the main routes up Snowdon - including Pen y Pass - and the fare is cheaper than parking for the day at Pen y Pass (10/day in 2016) - if you can find a space that is. You can buy tickets from the driver (Pen y Pass is pronounced 'Pen-uh-pass').

The final push onto the summit ridge is very steep and often has a large snow cornice quite late into Spring. It can be extremely dangerous for the ill equipped.

'Pyg' (as in Pyg Track) is and abbreviation for Pen y Gwryd - the hotel at the bottom of the pass.

The building on the summit of Snowdon (Hafod Eryri - The Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre and Cafe) is thought to be the home of the highest house mice in England and Wales!

The Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only rack railway in Great Britain. It was opened in April 1896 and has been ferrying people to the summit of Snowdon ever since. To date, the Snowdon Mountain Railway has suffered only one fatality.On the day it opened one of the engines briefly lost control near the summit, tempting a passenger to leap from the train. He died from injuries.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) at 1085m (3561ft). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is the highest point in the county of Gwynedd, the highest point in Snowdonia National Park and the highest point in England and Wales. Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (1st in Wales, 1st in England & Wales). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (1st in Wales, 1st in England & Wales) and a Marilyn (1st in Wales, 43rd in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Craig Fach, 609m (1999ft). Craig Fach is also known as a Welsh Dewey (2nd in Wales, 4th in England & Wales)

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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Mountain
Wainwright
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Wainwrights

1
Welsh
Nuttall
Dewey
1
Welsh
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
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Outlying Fells
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1
Marilyn
Bridget
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Bridgets

For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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More Photos and Pictures from Walk gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass

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On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

1. On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Eric Sharp (2)


The expeditionists - Tess, Andy, Roman, Sara and Nell take a well-earned break whilst climbing Snowdon via the PYG Track. Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

2. The expeditionists - Tess, Andy, Roman, Sara and Nell take a well-earned break whilst climbing Snowdon via the PYG Track
Photo: Leslie Williams (9)


Me on the Miners' Track up Snowdon. Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

3. Me on the Miners' Track up Snowdon
Photo: Christopher Edwards (1)


The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the air. Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

4. The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the air
Photo: Don Williams (11)


The summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

5. The summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: David Wright (179)


On the Pyg Track. Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

6. On the Pyg Track
Photo: Ian Lilley (10)


Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Miners Track. Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

7. Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Miners Track
Photo: Richard Nicholls (6)


The last of the National 3 Peaks 24hr Challenge before descending to finish in 23 hours 45 minutes. <br>What a tight finish, just time for this photo!. Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

8. The last of the National 3 Peaks 24hr Challenge before descending to finish in 23 hours 45 minutes.
What a tight finish, just time for this photo!
Photo: Wayne Hill (94)


Roman standing in the summit of Craig Fach with Glyder Fawr forming the horizon. Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

9. Roman standing in the summit of Craig Fach with Glyder Fawr forming the horizon
Photo: Leslie Williams (7)


Me, Paul and Andy on top of Snowdon. Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

10. Me, Paul and Andy on top of Snowdon
Photo: Paul Taylor (1)



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