Mountain (Hewitt), Nuttall, Marilyn & OS Trig Point Icon

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
1085m (3561ft)

The Snowdon Area, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales

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) means 'The Burial Place' in Welsh and is pronounced 'ur-oo-ith-va'.

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

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!


Record Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


Welsh Mountain Icon

Welsh Mountain
1st highest in Wales,
1st in England & Wales

Welsh Nuttall Icon

Welsh Nuttall
1st highest in Wales,
1st in England & Wales

Welsh Marilyn Icon

Welsh Marilyn
1st highest in Wales,
43rd highest in Great Britain

Welsh Trig Point Icon


Welsh Trig Point (Pillar)

You can find Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

Snowdonia National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL17 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa and Conwy Valley/Dyffryn Conwy


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


See Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Map:


Not familiar with Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)?

See the location of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and all 12 walks that climb it on an interactive Google Map


You can walk to the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) by using any of these 12 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
Walking Boot Print Icon

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

The easiest way up Mount Snowdon

Walk GPS Icon
Walk GPX Icon
Walk PDF Icon

Vital Statistics:

Length: 6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:2,938ft (895m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
Walking Boot Print Icon

Walk gw198 The Welsh 3000's (Snowdon Area) from Pen y Pass

A classic horseshoe walk - but Crib Goch is not for the faint hearted!

Walk GPS Icon
Walk GPX Icon
Walk PDF Icon

Vital Statistics:

Length: 7ml (11km)
Ascent:3,805ft (1,160m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
Walking Boot Print Icon

Walk gw134 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) avoiding Crib Goch from Pen y Pass

The shortest way up Wales' highest

Walk GPS Icon
Walk GPX Icon
Walk PDF Icon

Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:3,034ft (925m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
Walking Boot Print Icon

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path

An alternative route up Wales' highest

Walk GPS Icon
Walk GPX Icon
Walk PDF Icon

Vital Statistics:

Length: 8ml (12km)
Ascent:3,131ft (954m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
Walking Boot Print Icon

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path

Probably the easiest way to climb Snowdon

Walk GPS Icon
Walk GPX Icon
Walk PDF Icon

Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:3,200ft (975m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
Walking Boot Print Icon

Walk gw136 The Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Horseshoe from Pen y Pass

A classic - but Crib Goch is not for the faint hearted!

Walk GPS Icon
Walk GPX Icon
Walk PDF Icon

Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:4,100ft (1,250m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
Walking Boot Print Icon

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant

Snowdon via The Watkin Path

Walk GPS Icon
Walk GPX Icon
Walk PDF Icon

Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:3,682ft (1,122m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
Walking Boot Print Icon

Walk gw107 Snowdon and Yr Aran from Rhyd-Ddu

An alternative route up Wales' highest

Walk GPS Icon
Walk GPX Icon
Walk PDF Icon

Vital Statistics:

Length: 9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:3,982ft (1,214m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
Walking Boot Print Icon

Walk gw117 Snowdon and Yr Aran via The Watkin Path from Bathania, Nantgwynant

The longest but prettiest route up Snowdon

Walk GPS Icon
Walk GPX Icon
Walk PDF Icon

Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.5ml (14.5km)
Ascent:4,517ft (1,377m)
Time:8 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
Walking Boot Print Icon

Walk gw126 Snowdon via The Llanberis Path

Long but straight forward route up Snowdon

Walk GPS Icon
Walk GPX Icon
Walk PDF Icon

Vital Statistics:

Length: 9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:3,344ft (1,019m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
Walking Boot Print Icon

Walk gw186 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis

For when climbing just Snowdon is not enough

Walk GPS Icon
Walk GPX Icon
Walk PDF Icon

Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:4,179ft (1,346m)
Time:8.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)
Walking Boot Print Icon

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis

Testing hike over Snowdon & her sisters

Walk GPS Icon
Walk GPX Icon
Walk PDF Icon

Vital Statistics:

Length: 13.25ml (21km)
Ascent:5,651ft (1,723m)
Time:10½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 9 Icon (Very Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Darren Mortimer walked up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on August 17th, 2023 [from/via/route] gw110 via the Ranger path [with] Son,Daughter in law and grandkids [weather] Warm & sunny. - I have been told by many this is the easy way up. Not too bothered seeing as im getting on in years.

Daniel Moran climbed Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on January 25th, 1992 [from/via/route] lanberris [with] dad [weather] sunny - wearing a sandy liverpool top

Esther Nagle bagged Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on August 15th, 2008 [from/via/route] Youth Hostel [with] Mum, Liam and Jill [weather] wet, misty, no view from the top - I had broken/sprained my arm walking home from the pub, & had my arm in a sling 🤣

hannah1507 hiked Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on April 22nd, 2023 [from/via/route] Up Miners Track Down Pyg Track [with] OAG Adventure Girls

Tony Anderton summited Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on March 23rd, 2022 [from/via/route] Rhydd du [with] Trudy [weather] Excellent! - First time clear in a longtime.

Neil Heywood conquered Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on August 23rd, 2022 [from/via/route] Llanberis [with] logan Heywood [weather] Mixed

Ginny Tyler scaled Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on March 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Llanberis [with] Enzo [weather] Hail, torrential rain, wind & sleet

Andrew Cotter walked up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on April 5th, 2015 [weather] Sunny

Melfyn Parry climbed Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on January 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] Start point Rhyd Ddu car park at SH438681, setting off from left side of car park, proceed along to gate at SH582524, then continue along path through disused quarry workings to SH604522, here route turns left to ascend Snowdon south ridge, steep in parts but clear path to follow. On reaching summit of Snowdon at SH609543 reverse route & descend to junction of Rhyd Ddu path at SH605537 where path veers of right to descend to Llechog ridge. Follow ridge line & then path leads back to gate at SH582524, this time turning right to return to car park. [with] PRC [weather] Very wet & windy in the morning with some hail. Brightened up in the afternoon & ended up with sunny spells.

Neall Garrad bagged Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on June 22nd, 2007 [from/via/route] 15 peaks route from Nant Peris to Llanfairfechan [with] Andy, Chris, John and Warren [weather] Mixed

To add (or remove) your name and experiences on this page - Log On and edit your Personal Mountain Bagging Record

. . . [see more walk reports]



Not familiar with Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)?

See the location of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and all 12 walks that climb it on an interactive Google Map


More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Crib Goch from Snowdon

Crib Goch from Snowdon

Photo: Paul Gillett (1)

The Watkin Path from Bwlch Ciliau up to the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) visible (far right) from Y Lliwedd

The Watkin Path from Bwlch Ciliau up to the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) visible (far right) from Y Lliwedd

Photo: Tom Shaw (4)

Me and my wife Emma at the top of Snowdon

Me and my wife Emma at the top of Snowdon

Photo: Stuart Edwards (3)

My family climbing Snowdon!

My family climbing Snowdon!

Photo: Donna Taylor (1)

Ruin on the Miners' Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Ruin on the Miners' Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Barry Lugg (14)

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn), Craig y Bera, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran on the horizon (centre) and Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog on the far left

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn), Craig y Bera, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran on the horizon (centre) and Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog on the far left

Photo: Gerald Murphy (166)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (left), Yr Aran and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) from the summit of Moel Yr Ogof

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (left), Yr Aran and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) from the summit of Moel Yr Ogof

Photo: Gerald Murphy (191)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (46)

Cwm Llan and Yr Aran (right - in shadow) from Bwlch y Saethau on the upper slopes of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Cwm Llan and Yr Aran (right - in shadow) from Bwlch y Saethau on the upper slopes of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Tom Shaw (6)

Homeward Bound from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) via the South Ridge

Homeward Bound from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) via the South Ridge

Photo: Gerald Murphy (13)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Llyn Gwynant

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Llyn Gwynant

Photo: Stephen Thompson (3)

On Snowdon with Y Lliwedd beyond

On Snowdon with Y Lliwedd beyond

Photo: David Atherton (5)

My oldest sons (14 and 15 years old) and some of their mates get hands on at the cairn, on top of Mount Snowdon after doing a charity walk.

My oldest sons (14 and 15 years old) and some of their mates get hands on at the cairn, on top of Mount Snowdon after doing a charity walk.

Photo: Sara Hatcha (1)

Crib Goch with Garnedd Ugain (Crib Ddysgl) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) beyond

Crib Goch with Garnedd Ugain (Crib Ddysgl) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) beyond

Photo: Tim Hulse (3)

Glaslyn (bottom left) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Crib Goch in the snow

Glaslyn (bottom left) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Crib Goch in the snow

Photo: Charles Brown (11)

Glaslyn with the lower slopes of Y Lliwedd beyond from The Miners' Track below Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glaslyn with the lower slopes of Y Lliwedd beyond from The Miners' Track below Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Andy Holliday (3)

Half-way up Snowdon on the Rhyd Ddu walk

Half-way up Snowdon on the Rhyd Ddu walk

Photo: Tamalyn Roberts (2)

On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Maria Hackett (1)

Snow on Bwlch Cwm Llan between Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Yr Aran

Snow on Bwlch Cwm Llan between Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Yr Aran

Photo: Vivien Dawes (3)

Climbing Snowdon

Climbing Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (3)


. . . see all 210 walk photographs & pictures of views from, on or of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)


Send us your photographs and pictures on, of, or from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

If you would like to add your walk photographs and pictures featuring views from, on or of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) to this page, please send them as email attachments (configured for any computer) along with your name to:



and we shall do our best to publish them.

(Guide Resolution = 300dpi. At least = 660pixels (wide) x 440 pixels (high).)

Send us your photographs and pictures on, of, or from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) via Facebook

You can also submit photos via our Facebook Page.

NB. Please indicate where each photo was taken.



Not familiar with Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)?

See the location of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and all 12 walks that climb it on an interactive Google Map





Follow go4awalk.com on Twitter Follow go4awalk.com on Facebook


Home






Find new Friends to go walking with

Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 Walks. Download GPS Waypoints - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information, GPS Waypoints and Split Times to keep you on Schedule

Walk The British Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information and GPS Waypoints

See our pick of The Best Walks in The Lake District - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Ridge Walks - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Walks to do in the rain - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Snowdonia - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Ridge Walks in Wales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Brecon Beacons - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Yorkshire Dales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Peak District - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Forest of Bowland - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Shropshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Cheshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Lancashire - Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Try Peak Bagging - Great Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Walk part of a National Trail - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walks with Downloadable and Uploadable GPS Waypoint Data

Walking Kit and Gear Tested by Walkers

Full Site Search
Do not miss our pick of the Best Walks in the UK