Is [the] Pyg Track suitable to walk my Dog up?

Q. Hi,

We are going on a camping trip and I would like to walk up the Pyg Track with our dog.

Is this realistic??

Jim

Jim Walsh, Essex


A. We have taken our dogs up Snowdon by various routes....Pyg, Miners and even the Horeshoe (though we opted out on Crib Coch route and came back down the Miners). Miners route offers plently of water for the dogs...especially on a warm day. We've currently have a 13 yr old Springer and a 2 yr old Lab; both loved the Horeshoe / Miners route, though we have done the Pyg on several occasions with our previous Springer. Hope this helps

Anne Strickland, Axton


A. Hi

I took my pooch up to the summit [of Snowdon] via the PYG track. It does get steeper towards the end but my dog which is about the size of a Springer managed OK. There were quite a few large boulders that she needed a hand to scramble up when she couldn't find a way around. Providing you are reasonably fit as well you should be able to help out. I did not like the idea of her coming back down that way though, mainly because of the larger boulders, so I came back down via the Llanberris (tourist path).

All the best

Jim Roberts, Portsmouth


A. The PYG Track is a stony but relatively flat footpath from Pen-y-pass to the point it meets the Miners' Track north of Glaslyn. From that point on it starts to climb Snowdon and gets steeper as it approaches the Snowdon Mountain Railway at Bwlch Glas.

For a choice of the best walks from Pen-y-pass see Walks from (or including): Pen y pass, Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, Wales

Also see Dogs on Snowdon

Hope this helps

Mike (Editor)


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