Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant

Snowdon via The Watkin Path


Route outline for walk gw105:

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



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

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.

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:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttall
1
Welsh
Nuttall
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) at 1085m (3561ft). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (1st highest in Wales,Highest in England & Wales) Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (1st highest in Wales,Highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (1st highest in Wales, 43rd highest in the UK). 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. 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.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL17
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 115
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant

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Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (9)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - Crib Goch from the Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau

Crib Goch from the Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau

Photo: Gerald Murphy (7)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - The Watkin Path, Nantgwynant and Cnicht on the horizon from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The Watkin Path, Nantgwynant and Cnicht on the horizon from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Victoria Ashley (1)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - Climbing Snowdon

Climbing Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (1)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - The Plaque at Gladstone Rock on the Watkin Path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The Plaque at Gladstone Rock on the Watkin Path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (2)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (12)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - The summit of Snowdon with friends

The summit of Snowdon with friends

Photo: Emma Cella (1)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - View back down the South Ridge to Yr Aran from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

View back down the South Ridge to Yr Aran from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (11)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - It's a bit foggy but here is a photo of me and our little hiking Jack Russell at the top of Snowdon :)

It's a bit foggy but here is a photo of me and our little hiking Jack Russell at the top of Snowdon :)

Photo: Cheeta Lagas (1)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - Y Lliwedd, Y Lliwedd (East Top) and Y Lliwedd Bach from the Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau

Y Lliwedd, Y Lliwedd (East Top) and Y Lliwedd Bach from the Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau

Photo: Gerald Murphy (4)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Eric Sharp (2)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the air

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the air

Photo: Don Williams (11)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Ellis (1)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - Three of my work colleagues at the top of Snowdon

Three of my work colleagues at the top of Snowdon

Photo: Oliver Hunter (1)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - On the summit of Mount Snowdon

On the summit of Mount Snowdon

Photo: John Cottle (2)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - Myself in September on the final approach to Snowdon summit via the Rhyd Ddu path

Myself in September on the final approach to Snowdon summit via the Rhyd Ddu path

Photo: Patrick Craven (1)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - Glaslyn (front) and Llyn Llydaw with The Pyg Track (far left) and the Miners' Track (centre left) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glaslyn (front) and Llyn Llydaw with The Pyg Track (far left) and the Miners' Track (centre left) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Cathy Crompton (3)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - ON the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

ON the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Jefferies (1)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - Climbing Snowdon

Climbing Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (2)

Walk gw105 Snowdon via The Watkin Path from Nantgwynant - Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon

Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (8)


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