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Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant

A walk in Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, North Wales

Snowdon via The Watkin Path

Walk Route Summary:
- Nantgwynant, Bethania, Castell, Gladstone Rock, The Watkin Path, Bwlch Ciliau, Bwlch y Saethau, The Scree Path, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), The Scree Path, Bwlch y Saethau, Bwlch Ciliau, The Watkin Path, Gladstone Rock, Castell, Bethania, Nantgwynant.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant Nantgwynant, Bethania, Castell, Gladstone Rock, The Watkin Path, Bwlch Ciliau, Bwlch y Saethau, The Scree Path, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), The Scree Path, Bwlch y Saethau, Bwlch Ciliau, The Watkin Path, Gladstone Rock, Castell, Bethania, Nantgwynant The Snowdon Area,  Snowdonia National Park,  Gwynedd,  Wales

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Chris Ellis

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Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

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 Watkin Path was started by Sir Edward Watkin, a 19th century railway entrepreneur, to connect his summer house in Nantgwynant to the summit of Snowdon. Prime Minister William Gladstone (aged 82) officially opened the (incomplete) Watkin Path from Gladstone Rock in 1892 and the National Trust finally completed the route in 2002 - some 110 years after it was first started.


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).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
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Wainwrights

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Welsh
Nuttall
Dewey
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Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
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Wainwright
Outlying Fells
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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 gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant

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On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

1. On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Laura Whitfield (2)


Me on top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

2. Me on top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Jenni Lynn (1)


Llyn Padarn and Llanberis from Snowdon. Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

3. Llyn Padarn and Llanberis from Snowdon
Photo: David Atherton (9)


The Snowdon Mountain Railway with Llyn Padarn and Llanberis beyond. Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

4. The Snowdon Mountain Railway with Llyn Padarn and Llanberis beyond
Photo: Ian Lilley (6)


Llanberis from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

5. Llanberis from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Barry Lugg (16)


Me, Paul and Andy on top of Snowdon. Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

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


Glas Llyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

7. Glas Llyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: George White (1)


Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

8. Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (1)


Llyn Llydaw from The Watkin Path route up Mount Snowdon. Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

9. Llyn Llydaw from The Watkin Path route up Mount Snowdon
Photo: Paul Hancock (5)


Llyn Cwellyn and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn)  (centre left) and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (far right) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

10. Llyn Cwellyn and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) (centre left) and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (far right) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Cathy Crompton (2)



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