The Majestic Mount Snowdon

Published: Monday 7th Oct 2019

Written by: Kate Pierce

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in welsh) is one of the most popular mountains to walk up in the UK and a great goal for many visitors staying in north Wales. At 1085m high it is the highest mountain in Wales. During the main seasons you can get a train to the top, where there is a café and viewpoint with stunning views of the mountains of Snowdonia. For many though, walking to the top is their preferred choice. There are 6 mains paths to the summit, starting from different points, the easiest being the Llanberis path starting in Llanberis itself. Although the track is wide and generally easy to follow great care should be taken in bad weather as things can go very wrong! Always look at the local forecast, go well equipped for whatever weather you may encounter, warm clothing, decent boots or trainers and waterproofs in the winter and plenty of fluid, sunscreen and warm clothing incase the weather changes, even in the summer. Remember conditions can be quite different on the summit from the valley. Parking can be a problem in the busiest of times so either start very early, take one of the less popular routes, use the Park and Ride or regular bus and taxi service from Llanberis. Don’t park on the road verges or you will end up with a fine. There is lots more information online and you can join a guided group. Take a look at for lots of up to date information. 

Should you want to take the challenge and climb our magnificent mount Snowdon we have a fabulous selection of holiday homes in Snowdonia for you to stay in. Why not have a look for yourself – go on you know you want to…  

Kate Pierce



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