Walk gw126 Snowdon via The Llanberis Path

The highest mountain in England & Wales

The Snowdon Mountain Railway 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.


Route outline for walk gw126:

- Snowdon Mountain Railway Llanberis Station  -   Cader Ellyll  -   Llanberis Path  -   Halfway Station  -   Llechlog  -   Clogwyn Station  -   Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)  -   Bwlch Glas  -   Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)  -   Clogwyn Station  -   Halfway Station  -   Llanberis Path  -   Llanberis.



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 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:

hewitt
2
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
2
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

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 highest in Wales, 1st highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (1st in Wales, 1st in England & Wales). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is classified as a Marilyn (1st highest in Wales, 43rd highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), 1066m (3499ft). Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (2nd highest in Wales, 2nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (2nd in Wales, 2nd in England & Wales).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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 gw126 Snowdon via The Llanberis Path

In no particular order . . .

Crookedshaws Hill above the clouds during a temperature inversion from The St Cuthbert's Way on Wideopen Hill

Crookedshaws Hill above the clouds during a temperature inversion from The St Cuthbert's Way on Wideopen Hill

Photo: David Wright (180)

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

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

Photo: Chris Ellis (1)

Climbing Snowdon

Climbing Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (2)

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)

Me and my dad (Dave) on Garnedd Ugain having just climbed across Crib Goch

Me and my dad (Dave) on Garnedd Ugain having just climbed across Crib Goch

Photo: Paul Hancock (6)

My son Patrick climbing Y Garn (Glyders) with Tryfan (left) and Glyder Fach (right) in the background

My son Patrick climbing Y Garn (Glyders) with Tryfan (left) and Glyder Fach (right) in the background

Photo: Rob Barklamb (53)

Me on Snowdon

Me on Snowdon

Photo: James Stenson (1)

Moray Hillwalkers on the PYG Track up Mt Snowdon

Moray Hillwalkers on the PYG Track up Mt Snowdon

Photo: Roy Paterson (1)

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)

Nearing the summit of Mount Snowdon

Nearing the summit of Mount Snowdon

Photo: Mark Davies (9)


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