Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis

Testing hike over Snowdon & her sisters


Route outline for walk gw158:

Snowdon Mountain Railway Llanberis Station  -  Cader Ellyll  -  Llanberis Path  -  Halfway Station  -  Llechlog  -  Clogwyn Station  -  Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)  -  Bwlch Glas  -  Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)  -  Clogwyn Du'r Arddu Path  -  Snowdon Ranger Path  -  Moel Cynghorion  -  Bwlch Maesgwm  -  Foel Goch (Snowdon)  -  Foel Gron  -  Moel Eilio (Llanberis)  -  Llanberis.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The Snowdon Ranger Path is named after John Morton, the self-styled 'Snowdon Ranger', who used to escort 'gentlemen who put themselves under his guidance in order to ascend Snowdon and see the country'.

He lived in what is now the Snowdon Ranger Youth Hostel at the beginning of the path.

The Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only rack railway in Great Britain. It was opened in April 1896 and has been ferrying people to the summit of Snowdon ever since. To date, the Snowdon Mountain Railway has suffered only one fatality.On the day it opened one of the engines briefly lost control near the summit, tempting a passenger to leap from the train. He died from injuries.

The building on the summit of Snowdon (Hafod Eryri - The Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre and Cafe) is thought to be the home of the highest house mice in England and Wales!


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
5
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
5
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
Welsh
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
3
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) at 1085m (3561ft). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (1st highest in Wales,Highest in England & Wales) Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (1st highest in Wales,Highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (1st highest in Wales, 43rd highest in the UK). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) means 'The Burial Place' in Welsh and is pronounced 'ur-oo-ith-va'. The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point. Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is the highest point in the county of Gwynedd, the highest point in Snowdonia National Park and the highest point in England and Wales.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) at 1066m (3499ft). Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (2nd highest in Wales, 2nd highest in England & Wales) Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (2nd highest in Wales, 2nd highest in England & Wales). Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) means 'Dish Ridge' in Welsh and is pronounced 'kreeb ee thysgl'. The summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

You will also reach the summit of Moel Eilio (Llanberis) at 726m (2383ft). Moel Eilio (Llanberis) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (59th highest in Wales, 141st highest in England & Wales) Moel Eilio (Llanberis) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (73rd highest in Wales, 175th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (28th highest in Wales, 535th highest in the UK). Moel Eilio (Llanberis) means 'Supporting Bare Hill' in Welsh and is pronounced 'moil ay-leo'. The summit of Moel Eilio (Llanberis) is marked by a windshelter.

Along the way you will also bag:

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 gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis

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Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Llanberis from Snowdon

Llanberis from Snowdon

Photo: Richard Nicholls (15)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - It's a bit foggy but here is a photo of me and our little hiking Jack Russell at the top of Snowdon :)

It's a bit foggy but here is a photo of me and our little hiking Jack Russell at the top of Snowdon :)

Photo: Cheeta Lagas (1)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Laura Whitfield (2)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Taking a breather near Clogwyn Station on the Llanberis Path up Snowdon

Taking a breather near Clogwyn Station on the Llanberis Path up Snowdon

Photo: Mike Griffiths (21)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - A RAF Helicopter above Y Lliwedd and the Watkin Path from Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

A RAF Helicopter above Y Lliwedd and the Watkin Path from Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Will Caesar (9)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (3)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - The awe inspiring view from Snowdon

The awe inspiring view from Snowdon's summit featuring Llyn Llydaw with Carnedd Moel Siabod beyond

Photo: Andy Haynes (2)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Yr Aran at the end of the Allt Maenderyn Ridge from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Yr Aran at the end of the Allt Maenderyn Ridge from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Will Caesar (10)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - At the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Kate, Ross and Robbie!

At the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Kate, Ross and Robbie!

Photo: Rosie Woodward (1)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - View back down the South Ridge to Yr Aran from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

View back down the South Ridge to Yr Aran from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (11)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - On Snowdon with Y Lliwedd beyond

On Snowdon with Y Lliwedd beyond

Photo: David Atherton (6)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Me on top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Me on top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Jenni Lynn (1)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - The viewpoint plaque on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The viewpoint plaque on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (10)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Mount Snowdon through a gap in the mist from Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Mount Snowdon through a gap in the mist from Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Photo: Robert Thomas (1)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Ellis (1)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Me and my wife on Mount Snowdon

Me and my wife on Mount Snowdon

Photo: Ian Miller (1)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (9)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - The PYG Track and The Miners' Track, Craig Fach, Llyn Llydaw (top) and Glaslyn (bottom) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The PYG Track and The Miners' Track, Craig Fach, Llyn Llydaw (top) and Glaslyn (bottom) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (11)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Bwlch Ciliau, Y Lliwedd Bach and Y Lliwedd from the Finger Post at top of Scree Path near the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Bwlch Ciliau, Y Lliwedd Bach and Y Lliwedd from the Finger Post at top of Scree Path near the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (12)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (1)


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