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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Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttall
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Welsh
Nuttall
Dewey
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Welsh
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Outlying Fells
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More Photos and Pictures from Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant

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Vince Wetton on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in 2010. Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

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


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

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


Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) - The 2nd highest mountain in England and Wales from the highest - Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

3. Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) - The 2nd highest mountain in England and Wales from the highest - Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Chris Player (12)


Climbing Snowdon. Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

4. Climbing Snowdon
Photo: David Atherton (2)


Three of my work colleagues at the top of Snowdon. Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

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


The final scree path up to the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau. Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

6. The final scree path up to the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau
Photo: Gerald Murphy (3)


The last of the National 3 Peaks 24hr Challenge before descending to finish in 23 hours 45 minutes. <br>What a tight finish, just time for this photo!. Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

7. The last of the National 3 Peaks 24hr Challenge before descending to finish in 23 hours 45 minutes.
What a tight finish, just time for this photo!
Photo: Wayne Hill (94)


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

8. The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Gerald Murphy (9)


We made it! Sara and Tess on the summit of Snowdon. Walk route map gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant photo

9. We made it! Sara and Tess on the summit of Snowdon
Photo: Leslie Williams (10)


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

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



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