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.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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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) (84th in Wales, 206th 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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The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

1. The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Gerald Murphy (9)


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

2. Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (1)


Climbing Snowdon. Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

3. Climbing Snowdon
Photo: David Atherton (2)


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

4. Llyn Llydaw from the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Photo: Andy Holliday (4)


Vince Wetton on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in 2010. Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

5. Vince Wetton on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in 2010
Photo: Robert Taylor-Marriott (2)


Climbing Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) - with Glyder Fawr in the background. Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

6. Climbing Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) - with Glyder Fawr in the background
Photo: Chris Mathieson (2)


Three of my work colleagues at the top of Snowdon. Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

7. Three of my work colleagues at the top of Snowdon
Photo: Oliver Hunter (1)


Clare on the summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) with Crib Goch in the background (bottom right). Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

8. Clare on the summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) with Crib Goch in the background (bottom right)
Photo: Clare Howard (21)


Climbing the Llanberis Path up Mount Snowdon. Walk route map gw186 Snowdon and Moel Cynghorion from Llanberis photo

9. Climbing the Llanberis Path up Mount Snowdon
Photo: Linda Royston (7)


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

10. My husband on the summit of Snowdon
Photo: Elizabeth Kidger (1)



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