All of our guided Snowdon day walks are lead by qualified Mountain Leaders, all of who are first aid trained and will carry suitable first aid kits and mountain safety equipment. They will be there to look after the navigation, leaving you to focus on the walk, the views and making new friends with your walking companions. Having a guide along for the day is also a great way to offer support and encouragement to those who may need that extra bit of support to reach their goal. It also gives you the chance to maybe try a route that's a bit quieter and more remote. This is one of the least walked routes to the summit and without doubt our favourite. This route allows you to really get away from the crowds that can often take over the other routes. On this day walk we return via the same route as we go up. Meeting location: Rhyd Ddu main car park (LL54 6TN), by the train station in the village (not a mainline train station). The car park is on the right just before you enter the village from the south on the A4085, or just past the village on the left if you’re coming from the north. There is a small charge for using this car park. Your leader will meet you by the car park ticket machine.
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The trail starts off along an easy track and slowly gains height, passing old quarries and the rough grassy terrain of the hill-sheep, the summit of the mountain visible ahead right from the start.
Before long we head off the track onto a true mountain path, which ascends to the wide ridge of Llechog, one of the many ‘arms’ of Snowdon. The path starts at a moderate gradient, with sections of grass and some stony sections, suitable for most walkers. It becomes steeper towards the top, but winds around, reducing the gradient for those weary legs.
Having gained Llechog, we traverse the ridge along a gentle slope, with fantastic views down into the great bowl of Cwm Clogwyn in the north, and back west to the Llyn peninsula and the Celtic Sea.
At the end of Llechog, we cross the famous Bwlch Main, a moderately narrow ridge, but easily walkable for those with a good head for heights. Beyond this ridge, the path climbs through rocky pinnacles to reach the summit of Snowdon and the top of Wales!
After some celebration, a picnic if the weather allows, or even a hot drink in the café, we’ll head down. There are a number of options for the descent depending on the weather and the group. We can descend the same way, take the Rangers Path, or the south ridge, rejoining the Rhyd Ddu path lower down.
Once down, we’ll no doubt want to celebrate in the pub in Rhyd Ddu, and you can congratulate yourselves on being the highest people in England and Wales!
You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination
Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.
Rhyd-Ddu, Caernarfon LL54 6TN, UK