The Llanberis Path – Snowdon

The Llanberis Path – Snowdon
The Llanberis Path is by far the most popular way up Snowdon, gentle and easy to follow it is literally swarming with tourists on most summer days. If you have never tackled a mountain before and fancy trying Snowdon then this is the route for you. Remember though despite its ease many people still get rescue off this path every year. So show Snowdon some respect and go well equipped with enough food, water, waterproof clothing and extra warm layers to make sure you survive.

The Llanberis Path is the easiest track to follow and walk. Which results in it being the busiest track. However, for someone wanting to ‘conquer’ Snowdon for the first time, this is the way to go, especially if you are one of the many charity challenge walkers.

Start in Llanberis by the Snowdon Mountain Railway, either head up Victoria Terrace opposite the Victoria Hotel and carry straight on up a steep tarmac road to reach a small cafe. Alternative head on up the main road running along the front of the Victoria Hotel and turn right at a public footpath that heads up through woods to the same point.

Carry on up the tarmac road and go through a gate and shortly after you reach a well-signposted path on the left. This is The Llanberis Path. A steep start leads to a drystone wall and gate in around 15 minutes, from here easier going lead you to the ‘Halfway House’ cafe. A few hundred metres past this the path turns left and ascends steeply up steps, this is Alt Moses, so called as it brings most people to their knees! 

At the top of this, there is a short respite when the track turns right under the railway, the path then steepens again for a brisk 15 minutes ascent, before it starts to level out. You will then pass junctions with the Snowdon Ranger Path on the right followed by PYG/ Miner’s Tracks at the massive finger stone on the left. Before continuing onto the summit.

Reverse the route for the easiest decent.

Photos From Mountain

The classic scrambling ridge of Crib Coch in perfect conditions. Not a place for beginner or novice hillwalkers.

The classic scrambling ridge of Crib Coch in perfect conditions. Not a place for beginner or novice hillwalkers.

Snowdon looking amazing in Winter Conditions back in 2010.

Snowdon looking amazing in Winter Conditions back in 2010.

Snowdon on a fine summers days.

Snowdon on a fine summers days.

Traversing Crib Coch in full winter conditions on a rare still and sunny day.

Traversing Crib Coch in full winter conditions on a rare still and sunny day.

Sir Chris Bennington holds the Olympic Torch high on the Summit of Snowdon.

Sir Chris Bennington holds the Olympic Torch high on the Summit of Snowdon.

Summit of Snowdon and the top of the Llanberis Path

Summit of Snowdon and the top of the Llanberis Path

Photo shoot for Mammut on Crib Moch.

Photo shoot for Mammut on Crib Moch.

Snowdon on a fine spring day with a slight inversion far below.

Snowdon on a fine spring day with a slight inversion far below.

Overview of Walking up Snowdon



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