Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis

A walk in Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, North Wales

The highest mountain in England & Wales

Walk Route Summary:

- 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.

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Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis 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 The Snowdon Area,  Snowdonia National Park,  Gwynedd,  Wales

Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon
Photo: David Atherton

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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:

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 in Wales, 1st in England & Wales). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (1st in Wales, 1st in England & Wales) and a Marilyn (1st in Wales, 43rd 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 in Wales, 2nd in England & Wales). 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 Cynghorion, 674m (2212ft). Moel Cynghorion is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (85th in Wales, 207th in England & Wales). Moel Cynghorion is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (112th in Wales, 274th in England & Wales) and a Marilyn (38th in Wales, 640th in the UK).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets


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.


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More Photos and Pictures from Walk gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis

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Temperature Inversion from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

1. Temperature Inversion from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Karen Harding (6)


Andy Brown on Snowdon during the Three Peaks Challenge. Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

2. Andy Brown on Snowdon during the Three Peaks Challenge
Photo: Andy Brown (7)


Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit. Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

3. Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit
Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (4)


Me on the summit of Snowdon. Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

4. Me on the summit of Snowdon
Photo: David Bald (1)


My mountain dog Degla, admiring the view (near the top of the PYG/Miners' Track) off Mount Snowdon. Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

5. My mountain dog Degla, admiring the view (near the top of the PYG/Miners' Track) off Mount Snowdon
Photo: Emma Thorncroft (1)


Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

6. Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Mick Coxon (3)


A snowy day up Snowdon. Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

7. A snowy day up Snowdon
Photo: Sion Williams (1)


My daughter and I on top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

8. My daughter and I on top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Sheila Shepheard (1)


Near the summit of Mount Snowdon. Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

9. Near the summit of Mount Snowdon
Photo: Mark Davies (10)


Nearing the summit of Mount Snowdon. Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

10. Nearing the summit of Mount Snowdon
Photo: Mark Davies (9)



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