GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Snowdon Llanberis Path

9 miles (14.5 km)

Climb to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales on this challenging walk. The Llanberis Path is the longest of the six routes to the top of Snowdon but because of it's gradual elevation it is generally considered the easiest route to the summit. It's very popular with leisure walkers as it runs parallel with the Snowdon Mountain railway which starts at Llanberis. As such you can use the railway to take you up (or down) part of the route.
The path starts in Llanberis near to the Royal Victoria Hotel and climbs towards Hebron Station with great views back towards Dinorwig Slate Quarry and Elidir Fawr. You continue to Halfway House, with wonderful views of Moel Cynghorion, Foel Goch, Foel Gron, Moel Eilio and the Cwm Brwynog valley. At Halfway House you can purchase refreshments in the summer months. The next stage ascends towards Cwm Glas Bach with views of the Llyn Du'r Arddu lake. The final section takes you from Bwlch Glas to the summit where there are magnificent views over Snowdonia, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Peak District and the Lake District.
If you're looking for more challenging climbs to the summit you could try the Snowdon Miners Track or the Snowdon Pyg Track. The peak can also be reached by following a longer trail to Moel Eilio Foel Gron and Foel Goch.
For an exhilarating circular ridge walk, taking in the Crib Goch ridge, try the Snowdon Horseshoe.

Snowdon Llanberis Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Snowdon Llanberis Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.

Photos

Moel Cynghorion from the Llanberis path - geograph.org.uk - 1091074

Moel Cynghorion bathed in Christmas Day sunshine from the Llanberis path

Snowdonia, Llanberis Path - geograph.org.uk - 2378763

View down to Llyn D'ur

Wind blown ice formations near the Llanberis Path - geograph.org.uk - 701810

Wind blown ice formations near the path. The shape of the ice formations alongside the Llanberis Path give some indication of the wind direction that formed them.

View to Caernarfon Bay from the Llanberis Path - geograph.org.uk - 1176017

View to Caernarfon Bay from the path. Here the mist has lifted sufficiently to give a tantalising view of the landscape all the way to Caernarfon Bay. In the foreground the small lake on the high ground of Cwm Clogwyn is Llyn Nadroedd. In the valley below, the spoil heaps of the disused Glanrafon slate quarry can be seen, and beyond that, what looks like twin lakes between the clouds, is Llyn y Dywarchen, which has a small island at its narrow point. The large lake below Mynydd Mawr is Llyn Cwellyn, a reservoir, and, in the far distance, the broad sweep of Caernarfon Bay can be seen through a gap in the clouds.

The Snowdon Railway and Clogwyn Coch - geograph.org.uk - 288438

The Snowdon Railway and Clogwyn Coch. Taken from the path above Clogwyn Station. Here the path is heading for a higher level before eventually rejoining the railway on the final approach to the summit. There are some remnants of the winter's snow at the side of the track. The cliffs to the right are Clogwyn Coch becoming Clogwyn Du'r Arddu on the far right

The obelisk at Bwlch Glas - geograph.org.uk - 1174676

The obelisk at Bwlch Glas. This significant rock was erected by the National Park to mark where the Pyg track leaves the Llanberis path. It should be tall enough to remain visible above most snow drifts.

The path to the summit of Yr Wyddfa - geograph.org.uk - 1490762

The path to the summit of Yr Wyddfa. The last section of the path towards the summit of Yr Wyddfa/Snowdon keeps close company with the mountain railway track.

Yr Wyddfa summit and the new steps - geograph.org.uk - 1491332

Yr Wyddfa summit and the new steps. Part of the redevelopment of the summit of Yr Wyddfa/Snowdon has been the creation of new steps to the top. The old 'proper' track to the left still sees some use though.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Llanberis Path.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Llanberis Path.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)