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:

hewitt
0
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
0
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
Welsh
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
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, 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 . . .

Mount Snowdon (left in distance) and Crib Goch from Craig Fach

Mount Snowdon (left in distance) and Crib Goch from Craig Fach

Photo: Leslie Williams (6)

Descending the Pyg Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Descending the Pyg Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (7)

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)

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)

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)

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)

The Pyg Track is this way!

The Pyg Track is this way!

Photo: Mark Davies (3)

The Miners' Track from the PYG Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The Miners' Track from the PYG Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Barry Lugg (17)

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)

Climbing Snowdon via the Pyg track

Climbing Snowdon via the Pyg track

Photo: David Cartwright (12)

The Llanberis Valley from the PYG Track, Mount Snowdon

The Llanberis Valley from the PYG Track, Mount Snowdon

Photo: Leslie Williams (2)

On the Pyg track heading for Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

On the Pyg track heading for Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (10)

Ruin on the Miners' Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Ruin on the Miners' Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Barry Lugg (14)

On the Miners Track heading for Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

On the Miners Track heading for Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (8)

On the Pyg Track

On the Pyg Track

Photo: Ian Lilley (7)

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 (8)

On the PYG Track climbing Mount Snowdon

On the PYG Track climbing Mount Snowdon

Photo: Leslie Williams (3)

The Pyg Track - so far so good!

The Pyg Track - so far so good!

Photo: Mark Davies (7)

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)

Lanberis Pass from the Pyg track above Pen y Pass

Lanberis Pass from the Pyg track above Pen y Pass

Photo: David Cartwright (10)

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 Pyg Track

On the Pyg Track

Photo: Ian Lilley (8)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Me on the Miners' Track up Snowdon

Me on the Miners' Track up Snowdon

Photo: Christopher Edwards (1)

Llyn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Bwlch y Moch

Llyn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Bwlch y Moch

Photo: Will Caesar (5)

The Pyg Track Information Board

The Pyg Track Information Board

Photo: Mark Davies (2)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Miners Track

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Miners Track

Photo: Richard Nicholls (7)

On The Miners' Track, Snowdon

On The Miners' Track, Snowdon

Photo: Karen Harding (1)

Llyn Llydaw from the Pyg Track

Llyn Llydaw from the Pyg Track

Photo: Richard Nicholls (11)

Climbing Snowdon via the Pyg track

Climbing Snowdon via the Pyg track

Photo: David Cartwright (11)

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)

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

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

Photo: Andy Holliday (3)

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)

On the Pyg Track

On the Pyg Track

Photo: Ian Lilley (10)

The Pyg Track on the way up Mount Snowdon

The Pyg Track on the way up Mount Snowdon

Photo: Mark Davies (4)

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)

Llanberis from Pen y Pass

Llanberis from Pen y Pass

Photo: Richard Nicholls (9)

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)

Wild goats on the PYG Track

Wild goats on the PYG Track

Photo: Gemma Bason (2)

The Car Park Charges board at Pen y Pass

The Car Park Charges board at Pen y Pass

Photo: Mark Davies (1)

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)

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)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Miners Track

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Miners Track

Photo: Richard Nicholls (6)

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)

Roman standing in the summit of Craig Fach with Glyder Fawr forming the horizon

Roman standing in the summit of Craig Fach with Glyder Fawr forming the horizon

Photo: Leslie Williams (7)

Climbing the PYG Track up Mount Snowdon

Climbing the PYG Track up Mount Snowdon

Photo: Leslie Williams (4)


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