Snowdon – the long way!
A quieter, less popular approach, but with stunning views and peaks that others only see from a distance.
Some people come to North Wales intent on conquering our highest mountain outside Scotland. There are a variety of great, popular routes to the top, all with own particular draws. However, this route takes a slightly quieter, less popular approach to the start of the day. You will need a good level of fitness to join us as we go up and down Moel Eilio on our way to Mt Snowdon, with total ascent for the day at around XXXm – that’s X-times Snowdon.
We begin in the mountain mecca of Llanberis, meeting at the iconic Pete’s Eats café. From there we’ll gradually climb, via village streets, then tracks and paths, up Moel Eilio, with views towards the mountains and the coast, to its summit at 726m. We then descend slightly along a grassy ridge, ticking off Foel Gron (629m) and Foel Goch (605), and heading to join the Ranger Path on the west side of Snowdon, just above the Llyn Ffynnon-y-gwas reservoir. It’s then just a matter of tackling the top half of the Ranger Path to search Snowdon’s summit at 1085m. After an opportunity to take in the views and enjoy a well-deserved rest at the highest point in Wales, we will descend via the popular Llanberis Path, essentially following the railway line back down into Llanberis, where you can reflect on a tough but rewarding day out.
DeparturePete's Eats, Llanberis
Departure TimeDeparture time Please arrive at 8.30 for a briefing and prompt departure at 09.00
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