Walk gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis

The highest mountain in England & Wales


Route outline for walk gw186:

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  -  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:

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3
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0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
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Nuttalls
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0
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Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
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Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
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Marilyns
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0
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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,Highest in England & Wales). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (1st highest in Wales,Highest in England & Wales). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (1st highest in Wales, 43rd highest in the UK).

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).

You will also reach the summit of Moel Cynghorion at 674m (2212ft). Moel Cynghorion is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (84th highest in Wales, 206th highest in England & Wales). Moel Cynghorion is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (112th highest in Wales, 274th highest in England & Wales). Moel Cynghorion is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (38th highest in Wales, 642nd highest in the UK).

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 gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis

In no particular order . . .

Me on Snowdon

Me on Snowdon

Photo: James Stenson (1)

The Snowdon Mountain Railway with Llyn Padarn and Llanberis beyond

The Snowdon Mountain Railway with Llyn Padarn and Llanberis beyond

Photo: Ian Lilley (6)

Me, my fella and two of the kids at the top of Snowdon

Me, my fella and two of the kids at the top of Snowdon

Photo: Christina Cooke (1)

Homeward Bound from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) via the South Ridge

Homeward Bound from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) via the South Ridge

Photo: Gerald Murphy (13)

My grandson Kieran on Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

My grandson Kieran on Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Photo: Martin Jones (2)

Near the summit of Mount Snowdon

Near the summit of Mount Snowdon

Photo: Mark Davies (10)

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)

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (9)

Climbing Snowdon

Climbing Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (2)

Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon

Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (8)


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