Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path

An alternative route up Wales' highest


Route outline for walk gw140:

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



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Rhyd Dduis pronounced'r-ee-th th-ee'

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 Nuttalls
2
Welsh
Nuttalls
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.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Llechog (Llanberis Path) at 718m (2356ft). Llechog (Llanberis Path) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (79th highest in Wales, 190th highest in England & 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 gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path

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Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - Me on top of snowdon, looking like a smurf

Me on top of snowdon, looking like a smurf

Photo: Christina Jones (2)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - The Snowdon Mountain Railway with Llyn Padarn and Llanberis beyond

The Snowdon Mountain Railway with Llyn Padarn and Llanberis beyond

Photo: Ian Lilley (6)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - My boys and I on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

My boys and I on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Tamalyn Roberts (1)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - Cardigan Bay from Snowdon summit

Cardigan Bay from Snowdon summit

Photo: David Cartwright (6)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) summit

On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) summit

Photo: Barry Lugg (20)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - Son Sam on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the ultimate cloudless July day

Son Sam on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the ultimate cloudless July day

Photo: Stephen Cooper (3)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - The top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is in sight!

The top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is in sight!

Photo: Laura Whitfield (1)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - Vince Wetton on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in 2010

Vince Wetton on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in 2010

Photo: Robert Taylor-Marriott (2)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - Climbing Snowdon

Climbing Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (2)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - Me at the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) a couple of months back

Me at the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) a couple of months back

Photo: John Cottle (1)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - Falling off Snowdon with The Miners' Track and Llyn Llydaw beyond

Falling off Snowdon with The Miners' Track and Llyn Llydaw beyond

Photo: Dade Murphy (1)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - At the summit of Snowdon in March 2012

At the summit of Snowdon in March 2012

Photo: Nicola James (2)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - Bwlch Ciliau, Y Lliwedd Bach and Y Lliwedd from the Finger Post at top of Scree Path near the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Bwlch Ciliau, Y Lliwedd Bach and Y Lliwedd from the Finger Post at top of Scree Path near the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (12)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - 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 gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (1)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - Homeward Bound from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) via the South Ridge

Homeward Bound from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) via the South Ridge

Photo: Gerald Murphy (13)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - Y Lliwedd and the Watkin Path from Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Y Lliwedd and the Watkin Path from Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Will Caesar (17)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - 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)

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)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - The PYG Track and The Miners' Track, Craig Fach, Llyn Llydaw (top) and Glaslyn (bottom) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The PYG Track and The Miners' Track, Craig Fach, Llyn Llydaw (top) and Glaslyn (bottom) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (11)

Walk gw140 Snowdon via The Rhyd-Ddu Path - This is a pic of my boyfriend mounting the steps to the summit of Snowdon in rather foggy conditions!

This is a pic of my boyfriend mounting the steps to the summit of Snowdon in rather foggy conditions!

Photo: Emma Maudsley (1)


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