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

A taste of Snowdon without the climbing

There is a park and ride service to Pen y Pass from Nant Peris (to the west) and Penygwrd (to the east) 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 - if you can find a space. You can buy tickets from the driver (Pen y Pass is pronounced 'Pen-uh-pass').

'Pyg' (as in Pyg Track) is thought to be an abbreviation for Pen y Gwryd - the hotel at the bottom of the pass (towards Capel Curig).


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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Mountains
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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
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Marilyns
Bridget
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Bridgets

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)


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

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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 . . .

Up, up and up The Pyg Track heading for Snowdon

Up, up and up The Pyg Track heading for Snowdon

Photo: Mark Davies (8)

The Llanberis Valley from the PYG Track, Mount Snowdon

The Llanberis Valley from the PYG Track, Mount Snowdon

Photo: Leslie Williams (2)

Sheep on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with the Snowdon Mountain Railway beyond

Sheep on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with the Snowdon Mountain Railway beyond

Photo: Barry Lugg (19)

On the Pyg Track

On the Pyg Track

Photo: Ian Lilley (8)

Llanberis from Pen y Pass

Llanberis from Pen y Pass

Photo: Richard Nicholls (9)

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)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Miners Track

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Miners Track

Photo: Richard Nicholls (7)

Andy and Roman at Pen-y-Pass before our expedition up Mount Snowdon

Andy and Roman at Pen-y-Pass before our expedition up Mount Snowdon

Photo: Leslie Williams (1)

Llechog and the lesser known Tryfan (Snowdon) from The Pass of Llanberis

Llechog and the lesser known Tryfan (Snowdon) from The Pass of Llanberis

Photo: Mike Griffiths (20)

On the Miners Track heading for Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

On the Miners Track heading for Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (8)


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