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.

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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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 Welsh Nuttall
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Welsh
Nuttall
Dewey
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Outlying Fells
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More Photos and Pictures from Walk gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass

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

1. Temperature Inversion from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Karen Harding (6)


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

2. On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) summit
Photo: Barry Lugg (20)


Llechog and the lesser known Tryfan (Snowdon) from The Pass of Llanberis. Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

3. Llechog and the lesser known Tryfan (Snowdon) from The Pass of Llanberis
Photo: Mike Griffiths (20)


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

4. The Miners' Track from the PYG Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Barry Lugg (17)


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

5. On the Pyg Track
Photo: Ian Lilley (8)


Snowdon Mountain Railway. Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

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


Falling off Snowdon with The Miners' Track and Llyn Llydaw beyond. Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

7. Falling off Snowdon with The Miners' Track and Llyn Llydaw beyond
Photo: Dade Murphy (1)


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

8. Climbing Snowdon
Photo: David Atherton (1)


Myself in September on the final approach to Snowdon summit via the Rhyd Ddu path. Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

9. Myself in September on the final approach to Snowdon summit via the Rhyd Ddu path
Photo: Patrick Craven (1)


Vince Wetton on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in 2010. Walk route map gw100 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Pen y Pass photo

10. Vince Wetton on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in 2010
Photo: Robert Taylor-Marriott (2)



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