Snowdon Rhyd Ddu Path
The Rhyd Ddu Path is one of the six main routes to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales. It is considered to be one of the quietest and most beautiful, though there are some challenging sections where care should be taken.
The path begins in the car park in the village of Rhyd Ddu and ascends to Pen ar Lon, Rhos Boeth and Llechog, before reaching the 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) summit. On the asent you will enjoy magnificent views of Llyn y Gadair and Llyn Cwellyn lakes, and the summits of Moel Hebog, Moel yr Ogof, Moel Lefn, Mynydd Drws y Coed and Mynydd Mawr. From the Snowdon summit there are views over Snowdonia, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Peak District and the Lake District.
For an exhilarating circular ridge walk, taking in the Crib Goch ridge, try the Snowdon Horseshoe.
Snowdon Rhyd Ddu Path Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Snowdon Rhyd Ddu Path Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Snowdon Rhyd Ddu Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Snowdon Rhyd Ddu Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Cwellyn Arms in Rhyd Ddu is the ideal place to enjoy a rest and a meal after your exercise. There are two cosy lounge areas with “real fires”, which are dog friendly. You can also relax and enjoy homemade food in the 40 seater restaurant with underfloor heating and log burning stove. The inn provides accommodation so is a good choice if you would like to stay over too. You can find it in the village at postcode LL54 6TL for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The climb to Mynydd Mawr also starts from the village. Follow the path north west and it will take you past Llyn Cwellyn to the summit where there are interesting geological formations, rocky outcrops and breathtakingly beautiful views to enjoy.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.