Walk route map gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd Ddu Path

A walk in Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, North Wales

An alternative route up Wales' highest

Walk Route Summary:

- Rhyd Ddu, The Rhyd Ddu Path, Pen Ar Lon, Llechog, Bwlch Main, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Bwlch Main, Llechog, Pen Ar Lon, The Rhyd Ddu Path, Rhyd Ddu,.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) (left), Llyn Cwellyn, Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (right) and Foel Gron (far right) from the Rhyd Ddu path
Photo: Don Williams

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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!


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 Llechog, 718m (2356ft). Llechog is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (79th in Wales, 190th in England & Wales).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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


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

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More Photos and Pictures from Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd Ddu Path

In no particular order . . .

Crib Goch (centre right) with the PYG Track (mid path) and the Miners' Track (coming up the valley) seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd Ddu Path photo

1. Crib Goch (centre right) with the PYG Track (mid path) and the Miners' Track (coming up the valley) seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Hazel Pyper (3)


Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd Ddu Path photo

2. Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (1)


Glas Llyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd Ddu Path photo

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


View back down the South Ridge to Yr Aran from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd Ddu Path photo

4. View back down the South Ridge to Yr Aran from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Gerald Murphy (11)


The summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd Ddu Path photo

5. The summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: David Wright (179)


Llyn Llydaw from The Watkin Path route up Mount Snowdon. Walk route map gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd Ddu Path photo

6. Llyn Llydaw from The Watkin Path route up Mount Snowdon
Photo: Paul Hancock (5)


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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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My uncle on the summit of Mount Snowdon. Walk route map gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd Ddu Path photo

8. My uncle on the summit of Mount Snowdon
Photo: Tommy Guns (1)


Llyn Padarn and Llanberis from Snowdon. Walk route map gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd Ddu Path photo

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


Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) - The 2nd highest mountain in England and Wales from the highest - Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd Ddu Path photo

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



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