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Walk route map gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu

A walk in Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, North Wales

An alternative route up Wales' highest

Walk Route Summary:
- Rhyd Ddu, Rhyd Ddu Path, Pen Ar Lon, Llechog, Bwlch Main, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Allt Maenderyn, Bwlch Cwm Llan, Yr Aran, Pen Ar Lon, Rhyd Ddu.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu Rhyd Ddu, Rhyd Ddu Path, Pen Ar Lon, Llechog, Bwlch Main, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Allt Maenderyn, Bwlch Cwm Llan, Yr Aran, Pen Ar Lon, Rhyd Ddu The Snowdon Area,  Snowdonia National Park,  Gwynedd,  Wales

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

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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!


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 Yr Aran, 747m (2452ft). Yr Aran is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (54th in Wales, 125th in England & Wales). Yr Aran is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (65th in Wales, 151st in England & Wales) and a Marilyn (24th in Wales, 485th in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Llechog, 718m (2356ft). Llechog is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (79th in Wales, 190th in England & Wales).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
2
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
s
3
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Marilyns
Bridget
0
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 gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu

In no particular order . . .

Nearing the summit of Mount Snowdon. Walk route map gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu photo

1. Nearing the summit of Mount Snowdon
Photo: Mark Davies (9)


Snowdon Mountain Railway. Walk route map gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu photo

2. Snowdon Mountain Railway
Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (2)


Cwm Clogwyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu photo

3. Cwm Clogwyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (6)


Me at the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) as part of my 3 Peaks Challenge. Walk route map gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu photo

4. Me at the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) as part of my 3 Peaks Challenge
Photo: Tim Williams (4)


Snow on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) at sunrise in January from the Rhyd Ddu path. Walk route map gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu photo

5. Snow on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) at sunrise in January from the Rhyd Ddu path
Photo: Vivien Dawes (1)


Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit. Walk route map gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu photo

6. Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit
Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (5)


Three of my work colleagues at the top of Snowdon. Walk route map gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu photo

7. Three of my work colleagues at the top of Snowdon
Photo: Oliver Hunter (1)


Glas Llyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu photo

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


On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu photo

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


An unscheduled halt on Llechog (Snowdon). Walk route map gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd Ddu photo

10. An unscheduled halt on Llechog (Snowdon)
Photo: Mike Griffiths (22)



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