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 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
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
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 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, 640th 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 . . .

Llyn Cwellyn and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn)  (centre left) and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (far right) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Llyn Cwellyn and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) (centre left) and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (far right) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Cathy Crompton (2)

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (9)

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

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

Photo: Will Caesar (4)

Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Cochrane (2)

Glas Llyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glas Llyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: George White (1)

Cefn-Du, Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Foel Goch and Moel Cynghorion from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Cefn-Du, Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Foel Goch and Moel Cynghorion from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Clarke (1)

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)

My uncle on the summit of Mount Snowdon

My uncle on the summit of Mount Snowdon

Photo: Tommy Guns (1)

Llyn Llydaw from the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Llyn Llydaw from the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Andy Holliday (4)

The PYG Track and The Miners' Track, Craig Fach, Llyn Llydaw (top) and Glaslyn (bottom) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The PYG Track and The Miners' Track, Craig Fach, Llyn Llydaw (top) and Glaslyn (bottom) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (11)


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