Walk route map gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass

A walk in Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, North Wales

A taste of Snowdon without the climbing

Walk Route Summary:

- Pen y Pass, Pyg Track, Bwlch y Moch, Craig Fach, Glaslyn, Miners' Track, Llyn Llydaw, Llyn Teyrn, Pen y Pass.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass Pen y Pass, Pyg Track, Bwlch y Moch, Craig Fach, Glaslyn, Miners' Track, Llyn Llydaw, Llyn Teyrn, Pen y Pass The Snowdon Area,  Snowdonia National Park,  Gwynedd,  Wales

Glaslyn with the lower slopes of Y Lliwedd beyond from The Miners' Track below Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Andy Holliday

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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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Craig Fach at 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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Mountains
Wainwright
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Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
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Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
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Welsh
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Wainwright Outlying Fell
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Wainwright
Outlying Fells
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Marilyns
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Bridgets


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More Photos and Pictures from Walk gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass

In no particular order . . .

Roman standing in the summit of Craig Fach with Glyder Fawr forming the horizon. Walk route map gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass photo

1. Roman standing in the summit of Craig Fach with Glyder Fawr forming the horizon
Photo: Leslie Williams (7)


Climbing Snowdon via the Pyg track. Walk route map gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass photo

2. Climbing Snowdon via the Pyg track
Photo: David Cartwright (12)


On the Pyg Track. Walk route map gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass photo

3. On the Pyg Track
Photo: Ian Lilley (9)


Mount Snowdon (left in distance) and Crib Goch from Craig Fach. Walk route map gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass photo

4. Mount Snowdon (left in distance) and Crib Goch from Craig Fach
Photo: Leslie Williams (6)


Glaslyn, Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the Miners' Track near the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass photo

5. Glaslyn, Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the Miners' Track near the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Barry Lugg (15)


Llechog and the lesser known Tryfan (Snowdon) from The Pass of Llanberis. Walk route map gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass photo

6. Llechog and the lesser known Tryfan (Snowdon) from The Pass of Llanberis
Photo: Mike Griffiths (20)


The expeditionists - Tess, Andy, Roman, Sara and Nell take a well-earned break whilst climbing Snowdon via the PYG Track. Walk route map gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass photo

7. The expeditionists - Tess, Andy, Roman, Sara and Nell take a well-earned break whilst climbing Snowdon via the PYG Track
Photo: Leslie Williams (9)


Lanberis Pass from the Pyg track above Pen y Pass. Walk route map gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass photo

8. Lanberis Pass from the Pyg track above Pen y Pass
Photo: David Cartwright (10)


The Pyg Track - so far so good!. Walk route map gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass photo

9. The Pyg Track - so far so good!
Photo: Mark Davies (7)


Llanberis from Pen y Pass. Walk route map gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass photo

10. Llanberis from Pen y Pass
Photo: Richard Nicholls (9)



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