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

A walk in Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, North Wales

The shortest 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, Glaslyn, Llyn Llydaw, Pen y Pass.

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Walk route map gw134 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) avoiding Crib Goch from Pen y Pass Pen y Pass, Pyg Track, Bwlch y Moch, Craig Fach, Miners' Track, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Miners' Track, Glaslyn, Llyn Llydaw, Pen y Pass The Snowdon Area,  Snowdonia National Park,  Gwynedd,  Wales

Crib Goch from Snowdon
Photo: Paul Gillett

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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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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.


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. . . round the other side of the cafe at the top of Snowdon. Walk route map gw134 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) avoiding Crib Goch from Pen y Pass photo

1. . . . round the other side of the cafe at the top of Snowdon
Photo: Oliver Hunter (2)


This is a pic of my boyfriend mounting the steps to the summit of Snowdon in rather foggy conditions!. Walk route map gw134 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) avoiding Crib Goch from Pen y Pass photo

2. This is a pic of my boyfriend mounting the steps to the summit of Snowdon in rather foggy conditions!
Photo: Emma Maudsley (1)


On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) summit. Walk route map gw134 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) avoiding Crib Goch from Pen y Pass photo

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


The view from Mount Snowdon with a touch of hoar frost on the grass making them into white ribbons. Walk route map gw134 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) avoiding Crib Goch from Pen y Pass photo

4. The view from Mount Snowdon with a touch of hoar frost on the grass making them into white ribbons
Photo: Pauline Styles (1)


Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon. Walk route map gw134 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) avoiding Crib Goch from Pen y Pass photo

5. Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon
Photo: David Atherton (7)


The Car Park Charges board at Pen y Pass. Walk route map gw134 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) avoiding Crib Goch from Pen y Pass photo

6. The Car Park Charges board at Pen y Pass
Photo: Mark Davies (1)


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7. Llyn-y-Gadar (right) beyond the Rydd Ddu Path/Lechlog ridge from the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Steve Sides (1)

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Glas Llyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw134 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) avoiding Crib Goch from Pen y Pass photo

8. Glas Llyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: George White (1)


The Pyg Track Information Board. Walk route map gw134 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) avoiding Crib Goch from Pen y Pass photo

9. The Pyg Track Information Board
Photo: Mark Davies (2)


Y Lliwedd (East Top) and Y Lliwedd from The Miners' Track near Llyn Llydaw. Walk route map gw134 Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) avoiding Crib Goch from Pen y Pass photo

10. Y Lliwedd (East Top) and Y Lliwedd from The Miners' Track near Llyn Llydaw
Photo: Barry Lugg (18)



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