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

The highest mountain in England & Wales

The Snowdon Mountain Railway was opened in April 1896 and has been ferrying people to the summit of Snowdon ever since. It is the only rack railway in Great Britain. 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 his injuries.

The building on the summit of Snowdon (The Snowdon Hotel) is thought to be the home of the highest house mice in England and Wales!


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 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!

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.


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

The highest point of this walk is Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) at 1085m (3561ft). 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. Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (1st highest in Wales, 1st highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (1st in Wales, 1st in England & Wales). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is classified as a Marilyn (1st highest in Wales, 43rd highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), 1066m (3499ft). Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (2nd highest in Wales, 2nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (2nd in Wales, 2nd in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Moel Eilio (Llanberis), 726m (2383ft). Moel Eilio (Llanberis) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (60th highest in Wales, 142nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Moel Eilio (Llanberis) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (73rd in Wales, 175th in England & Wales). Moel Eilio (Llanberis) is classified as a Marilyn (28th highest in Wales, 533rd highest in the UK).

Along the way you will also bag Moel Cynghorion, 674m (2212ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (84th Wal, 206th Eng & Wal), a Welsh Nuttall (112th Wal, 274th Eng & Wal); Foel Gron 629m (2064ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (116th Wal, 277th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (161st Wal, 379th Eng & Wal) and Foel Goch (Snowdon) 605m (1985ft) - a Welsh Dewey (7th in Wal, 12th Eng & Wal).


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

In no particular order . . .

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the snow from Crib Goch

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the snow from Crib Goch

Photo: Charles Brown (14)

Climbing Snowdon

Climbing Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (2)

The view from Brown Clee Hill (Abdon Burf)

The view from Brown Clee Hill (Abdon Burf)

Photo: Nicola James (1)

Glaslyn from Snowdon

Glaslyn from Snowdon

Photo: Paul Gillett (2)

Glaslyn from Snowdon

Glaslyn from Snowdon

Photo: Paul Gillett (2)

Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (4)

The view from Mount Snowdon with a touch of hoar frost on the grass making them into white ribbons

The view from Mount Snowdon with a touch of hoar frost on the grass making them into white ribbons

Photo: Pauline Styles (1)

Sam with Adam and Eve at the summit of Tryfan

Sam with Adam and Eve at the summit of Tryfan

Photo: Stephen Cooper (2)

The Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau and Y Lliwedd from the top of the Scree Path close to the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau and Y Lliwedd from the top of the Scree Path close to the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (8)

Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (3)


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