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  -  Llechog (Llanberis Path)  -  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
6
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 - We made it! Sara and Tess on the summit of Snowdon

We made it! Sara and Tess on the summit of Snowdon

Photo: Leslie Williams (10)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Me at the summit of Snowdon

Me at the summit of Snowdon

Photo: Gary Daluzvieira (1)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Crib Goch, Craig Fach, The PYG Track, Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Crib Goch, Craig Fach, The PYG Track, Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (15)

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

On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Llyn Llydaw beyond

Photo: Will Caesar (13)

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

Temperature inversion seen from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Charles Brown (2)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Crib Goch, PYG Track, Miners' Track, Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch Glas just below the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Crib Goch, PYG Track, Miners' Track, Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch Glas just below the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Wright (177)

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

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the air

Photo: Don Williams (11)

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

Climbing Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (3)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Roman on the summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) with (the now conquered) Mount Snowdon in the background.

Roman on the summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) with (the now conquered) Mount Snowdon in the background.

Photo: Leslie Williams (11)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - My mountain dog Degla, admiring the view (near the top of the PYG/Miners' Track) off Mount Snowdon

My mountain dog Degla, admiring the view (near the top of the PYG/Miners' Track) off Mount Snowdon

Photo: Emma Thorncroft (1)

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

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - This is my husband Dave on the top of Snowdon

This is my husband Dave on the top of Snowdon

Photo: Jennifer Turnbull (1)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Me and my dad (Dave) on Garnedd Ugain having just climbed across Crib Goch

Me and my dad (Dave) on Garnedd Ugain having just climbed across Crib Goch

Photo: Paul Hancock (6)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Our family walk up Snowdon!

Our family walk up Snowdon!

Photo: Tamalyn Roberts (4)

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)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Bwlch Glas from near Garnedd Ugain

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Bwlch Glas from near Garnedd Ugain

Photo: Will Caesar (4)

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 - On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Eric Sharp (2)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Me on top of snowdon, looking like a smurf

Me on top of snowdon, looking like a smurf

Photo: Christina Jones (2)

Walk gw158 Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - On the summit of Snowdon as part of a sponsored walk for Southmead Hospital, Bristol

On the summit of Snowdon as part of a sponsored walk for Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Photo: David Jefferies (2)


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