Walking Mount Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa (the tomb) 1,085 metres 3,560 feet above sea level is a rewarding experience but can also be a quite challenging. This magnificent photo was taken in November 2010 and shows Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa in all its winter glory. These conditions are not for the inexperienced or ill-equipted and the Llanberis Mountain Rescue do not want to add you to their statistics. So get advice before you leave, check the weather forcast, and always have enough clothing to be able to add extra layers. Take some food and plenty of water. Weather conditions can change dramatically over a few hours and it can be up to 10 degrees colder at the summit than it is in the valley. The new mountain info app from itunes is a useful planning tool.
The most popular route up Snowdon is the Llanberis Path. It is 10 miles return from here and the path proper starts at the end of Victoria Terrace near the Mountain Railway station. You have been warned! It can be extremely busy at weekends and during the summer months.
A better option is to take the Sherpa bus to Pen y Pass and follow the Miners path, or PYG track. The carpark at Pen y Pass is small and very expensive but the bus stop is just across the road and only costs £1 each way. This also gives you the option of walking back down the Llanberis path which can give excellent views across Angelsey and down the Llyn Peninsular.
Our favourite walks a not on the 'official' list. We prefer to leave the village via Bwlch Maesgwm over Moel Cynghorion to join the Snowdon Ranger Path to the summit. Then back down the Llanberis path. It's a little further than the Llanberis path route but much much quieter. Ask for printed instructions.
We also like to walk up the South Ridge which is off to the left of the Watkin Path.
As we have walked extensively in Snowdonia and we can recommend routes to suit all abilities.