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 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- if you can find a space that is. You can buy tickets from the driver (Pen y Pass is pronounced 'Pen-uh-pass'). See The Snowdon Sherpa for details.

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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
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Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
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Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
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Welsh
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
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Wainwright
Outlying Fells
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Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
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Bridgets

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, 3rd in England & Wales) Craig Fach means 'Small Crag' in Welsh and is pronounced 'cry-g vacht'.


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OL17 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa and Conwy Valley/Dyffryn Conwy


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


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

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

On the Pyg Track

Photo: Ian Lilley (7)

Walk gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass - The Car Park Charges board at Pen y Pass

The Car Park Charges board at Pen y Pass

Photo: Mark Davies (1)

Walk gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass - Llyn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Bwlch y Moch

Llyn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Bwlch y Moch

Photo: Will Caesar (5)

Walk gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass - Looking back to Pen-y-Pass from the PYG Track up Mount Snowdon

Looking back to Pen-y-Pass from the PYG Track up Mount Snowdon

Photo: Leslie Williams (5)

Walk gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass - The Pyg Track is this way!

The Pyg Track is this way!

Photo: Mark Davies (3)

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

Walk gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass - Up, up and up The Pyg Track heading for Snowdon

Up, up and up The Pyg Track heading for Snowdon

Photo: Mark Davies (8)

Walk gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass - Y Lliwedd (East Top) and Y Lliwedd from The Miners' Track near Llyn Llydaw

Y Lliwedd (East Top) and Y Lliwedd from The Miners' Track near Llyn Llydaw

Photo: Barry Lugg (18)

Walk gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass - On the Pyg track heading for Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

On the Pyg track heading for Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (10)

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

Llanberis from Pen y Pass

Photo: Richard Nicholls (9)

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

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

Wild goats on the PYG Track

Photo: Gemma Bason (2)

Walk gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass - On the Miners Track heading for Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

On the Miners Track heading for Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (8)

Walk gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass - My sister on the Miners' Track up Snowdon with Glaslyn in the background

My sister on the Miners' Track up Snowdon with Glaslyn in the background

Photo: Jackie Lucas (2)

Walk gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass - Glaslyn with the shoulder of Y Lliwedd (left) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the right

Glaslyn with the shoulder of Y Lliwedd (left) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the right

Photo: Keith Paddison (1)

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

Lanberis Pass from the Pyg track above Pen y Pass

Photo: David Cartwright (10)

Walk gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass - Descending the Pyg Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Descending the Pyg Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (7)

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

The expeditionists - Tess, Andy, Roman, Sara and Nell take a well-earned break whilst climbing Snowdon via the PYG Track

Photo: Leslie Williams (9)

Walk gw154 Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn via the PYG Track and Miners' Track from Pen y Pass - Andy and Nell negotiating a tricky section of the PYG Track up Mount Snowdon. Tess waits her turn.

Andy and Nell negotiating a tricky section of the PYG Track up Mount Snowdon. Tess waits her turn.

Photo: Leslie Williams (8)

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

Glaslyn, Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the Miners' Track near the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Barry Lugg (15)


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