Guided Walks up Snowdon £35pp

Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa, is one of the most popular mountains in all of Europe!

There are several routes to the summit of the biggest mountain in England and Wales, all of which are stunning, as is Snowdon itself.

It’s near perfect pyramidal shape surrounded by classic geology, glacial lakes, massive cliffs and the legendary knife edge ridge of Crib Goch.

To vist Snowdonia and not ascend the crown jewel of North Wales’ mountains would be a serious mistake!

2017 Dates

Llanberis Path £35pp
April 22nd
May 6th
June 8th, 24th
July 1st, 8th, 14th
August 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th,  19th
September 9th, 16th
October 7th, 21st
November 11th, 25th

Rhyd Ddu Track £45pp
April 15th
May 20th
June 17th & 24th
July 15th
August 5th & 12th
September 2nd & 23rd
October 1st
November 18th

Who is it suitable for? What do I need?

Don’t worry you don’t need to be super fit as we always go at a gentle but steady pace. However, it does help if you have a good level of general fitness to let you enjoy the walk and the mountain scenery.

This walk is open to individuals and groups of all abilities and ages but we do ask that if you are under 18 that a parent or legal guardian accompanies you.

What kit do I need?

You will need to have correct footwear and clothing for walking on rough tracks in a mountain environment. We would recommend sturdy walking shoes (not trainers or street footwear) or suitable walking boots. In the summer months, lightweight walking boots/shoes are ideal – whether they are made from leather or synthetic with leather is up to you.
A small day sack is handy for your food and drink for the day, up to 25Lt in size is ideal.

Even in the summer mountain weather can be very fickle so it’s best to have enough clothing and waterproofs for every eventuality. We can always give you advice about things you may be thinking of buying if you are coming in to the mountains with us.

Mountain Leaders and Ratios

All our staff are fully qualified Mountain leaders, with remote emergency care 1st aid certificates. They all have excellent local area knowledge as they work and live full time in the mountains of Snowdonia.
Our working ratios on Snowdon in summer conditions are 12 walkers to 1 mountain leader.

What Routes do you use?

Llanberis Path

Generally we use the Llanberis Path in ascent and descent, this is the normal route on the mountain. This route gains height steadily as we make our way along the rough track towards Halfway House. The a little steeper heading up to Clogwyn Station before the final slope to gain the flater ground heading for the summit.
We meet in the village of Llanberis at 08.30 ready to start walking shortly after. Round trip time is an average 6.5hrs with breaks.

Google map of Llanberis meeting point

 

Rhyd Ddu Track

If you would like something a little bit different then one of our favourite routes is the Rhyd Ddu Track, this is much quieter than the Llanberis path and takes about the same time up and down.
This is a more remote route though, and can be a little more challenging on windy days as we have a couple of narrow places to cross. This route starts in open lowland and as it gains height it starts to feel more rugged. We head up the steeper rib of the Lechog with its rocky crest for those with good balance and a head for heights, otherwise we can skirt round this on a simple track that leads us to Bwlch Main, a narrower track just before the summit.
We meet in the very small village of Rhyd Ddu at 09.00.

Google map of Rhyd Ddu meeting point