Getting to the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, is the ambition of many walkers, and there’s no better way to do it than with a friendly group of people, being led by an experienced guide. 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 thats a bit quieter and more remote. This walk also starts at the Pen-y-Pass but follows a slightly different route until it joins the Miners Track shortly before the summit. After the summit we return down the Llanberis path. Please meet your guides outside the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre, just to the right of the main door are some flagpoles and your guide will be waiting there for you.
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You’ll begin the day walk by meeting your expert guide and the rest of the group in Llanberis, where we’ll have a brief run-through of the weather, check everyone’s got the right kit, and then set off in the bus for Pen-y-Pass (please bring £2 in change for the bus).
The Pyg Track starts at the highest point that roads reach on Snowdon, so you’ll already be above 300 metres when we start. Pen-y-Pass is the site of a true mountain hostel and a National Park information centre, but we’ll soon be leaving them behind as we head for our goal.
The trail climbs up swiftly, passing huge boulders, and heading towards the pointed summit of Crib Goch, one of Snowdon’s ridges. We reach the pass of Bwlch y Moch, which means ‘pass of the pigs’ where the waters of Llyn Llydaw come into view on the left, and the long dark valley of the Llanberis Pass descends to the sea on the right.
From this point we begin the traverse beneath the slopes of Crib Goch; the path is easy to follow but does have some rocky sections and one or two difficult steps – nothing our guide won’t be able to help you with though!
After a few twists and turns, the summit of Snowdon itself comes into view, above the great triangular crag of the trinity face. It looks daunting, but we’re well on our way by this point, and able to gaze down on the dark and secretive lake of Glaslyn, high on the mountain.
After a few more rocky steps, we begin the great final zig-zag that takes us to the summit ridge, where the Irish Sea and the Llyn Peninsula will be visible in the distance. From here it’s only a few hundred metres to the summit, and for a few moments of photos and congratulations we’ll be the highest people in Wales.
The route down will be via the Llanberis Path, which heads north following the famous mountain railway line, and allows us to see a whole new side of Snowdon. The path is mostly as an easy gradient, with no rocky steps, allowing us to appreciate the scenery and enjoy the descent.
Near the end of the route, we’ll all head to a local café for a well-earned celebratory drink before returning you to Nant Peris. This will definitely be a day to remember, and we hope you’ll be inspired to walk the mountains with us again!
You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination
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