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Walk to the summit of Snowdon via the popular Llanberis path and experience epic views and a day to remember on this iconic Snowdonia mountain.

Return Distance: 14.6km (9mi) / Elev Gain: 975m (3200ft) / Approx Time: 5-7 hours
Starting Point: Llanberis

The Llanberis Path is the most popular of all the walking routes to the summit of Snowdon. Its considered to be the least challenging Snowdon route despite being the longest. Crowds of walkers head to Snowdon year-round, intent on ticking off an ascent of this iconic mountain – the majority via the Llanberis Path! If you are fit and healthy you too can take on Wales and England’s highest peak, with minimal navigation skills required in good weather.

Pickup the path via a minor (and steep) road from Llanberis, the path itself runs parallel to the tracks of the Snowdon Mountain Railway for much of the way to the summit. Walking boots should be worn as the path is rocky underfoot and steep in places.

It should be noted that this route (as with all the routes) can be dangerous in winter conditions. In particular the aptly named Killer Convex is a section of the path which traverses a steep slope and can become technically challenging after heavy snow – even with winter safety equipment.

The weather on the summit can be vastly different from Llanberis, check the mountain weather forecast (see below) before you begin the walk. If there is any sign of a cloud in the sky pack a waterproof, and remember the higher you walk the colder it can become.

Remember – we cannot highlight all potential hazards when out in the great outdoors. Safety is ultimately down to you. Educate yourself in safety, navigation and equipment specific to the activity you intend to undertake and conditions/terrain you may encounter!

Further Info

Snowdonia Weather – check out the Met Office and MWIS.

Other Notes – Cafes, shops and paid parking in Llanberis. The Hafod Eryri summit visitor centre and cafe is open late spring to October, check-out the Snowdon Mountain Railway website more details.

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