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

A taste of Snowdon without the climbing


Route outline for walk gw154:

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



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:

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Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
0
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
Welsh
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
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0
Welsh
Marilyns
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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 highest in Wales, 4th 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 gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass

In no particular order . . .

The Pyg Track route up Mount Snowdon from Pen-y-Pass

The Pyg Track route up Mount Snowdon from Pen-y-Pass

Photo: Mark Davies (5)

The Car Park Charges board at Pen y Pass

The Car Park Charges board at Pen y Pass

Photo: Mark Davies (1)

Y Lliwedd from the Pyg Track path on the lower slopes of Crib Goch

Y Lliwedd from the Pyg Track path on the lower slopes of Crib Goch

Photo: David Cochrane (1)

Up, up and up The Pyg Track heading for Snowdon

Up, up and up The Pyg Track heading for Snowdon

Photo: Mark Davies (8)

On the Miners Track heading for Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

On the Miners Track heading for Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (8)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

On the Pyg Track

On the Pyg Track

Photo: Ian Lilley (9)

Descending the Pyg Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Descending the Pyg Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (7)

Walking The Pyg Track route up Mount Snowdon from Pen-y-Pass

Walking The Pyg Track route up Mount Snowdon from Pen-y-Pass

Photo: Mark Davies (6)

Vince Wetton on the PYG Track en-route to Snowdon<br>via Crib Goch in 2010

Vince Wetton on the PYG Track en-route to Snowdon
via Crib Goch in 2010

Photo: Robert Taylor-Marriott (1)


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