Name:Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa
Hill number:1963
Height:1085m / 3560ft
SMC/RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Snowdon
County (CoH):Caernarfonshire [Sir Gaernarfon] (CoH)
County (CoA):Gwynedd (CoA)
Topographical area:WN02 Snowdon-eilio
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Glaslyn, Gwyrfai
Watershed:Cardigan Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, High Hills of Britain, Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
Grid ref:SH 60989 54379
Summit feature:trig point/view indicator
Col:46m  NS758782  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
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  • Gwynedd (1974) administrative county top
  • Caernarfonshire [Sir Gaernarfon] historic county top
  • Gwynedd current county/UA top
  • Highest Mountain in Wales
  • a.k.a. Yr Wyddfa (The Burial Place)


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With NB. From Rhyd-Ddu. Cloud base at 650m sadly, cool, breezy. Snowdon Ranger down, cloud slowly lifting, then easy walk back along the road.Owen B28/06/2024
From the Pen-y-Pass car park via Pyg Track. Completed as part of National 3 Peaks Challenge with: Ben Bethell Paul Davies Jan Kaiser Chris Hamlin Steve Panting Martin Truelove Neil Stockham Emma JarrettBalfey17/06/2024
With VM, Sophie and Ryan. Ascent via Watkin Path.robertgn18/05/2024
solo x2 start 10:30 rhydd ddu, arrive summit 13:07* descend via Rangers (to 300m, arrive 14:43) then reverse hike, summitting again @ 17:07. Arrive back at car 19:23Fabioski02/05/2024
16.47 from mountaineering club hut in Rhydd Ddu where staying with York Alpine Club. First person met Elderly rugged bearded Ray, local resident and volunteer National park warden.followed by four guys from Manchester, a guy and two women from different parts of London but all employees of Lush and I'm sure I could detect the strong smell of the Lush shop wafting off them even out here in the open air. Then got overtaken by couple from Milton Keynes who'd later passed me on their way down as I was still continuing my slow trudge up, into the eventual cloud. Disappointed to find summit cafe closed up. Hideous weather on the summit. Clagged in and howling a bitter gale. Two guys from Manchester posed for a summit selfie with me on this celebratory tenth ascent of Snowdon, nearly 54 years after it being my first Welsh Marilyn, four weeks after coming out of nine weeks in hospital, having miraculously survived a bellyful of 300 shotgun pellets from 9 feet across the landing 2am 28th Feb...vegibagger14/04/2024
1h50m up Llanberis Path, frozen snow on top third of mountain, sunshine and views but bitterly cold in wind, lots of people!NorfolkPT2106/03/2024
solo via Llanberis path with Tryfan north top (19858), Tryfan (19648) & Llechog (2002) fantastic winters dayFabioski06/03/2024
Cambrian Way Stage 19.Rob Rees06/03/2024
Snowdon via Llanberis path in snow. Took the path route after Clogwyn Station but saw plenty of people descending via the snow-covered blackspot on the railway line. They were in utter peril, feet above the cliffs of Clogwyn Coch, completely unprotected and many visibly terrified as they inched their way down on compacted, slippery snow in their trainers and wellies. Something more needs to be done to deter them. Came back via the NW ridge and Tryfan, very good views of the slate mine on Elidir Fawr.Barns15030/01/2024
Parked at rhyd ddu train station car park 5 or 6 pound for whole day until midnight. Up the rhyd ddu path, daily quiet, 3 hts to the top, very busy in the cafe and queue for the summit, didn't hang about, back down yhe rangers path left at 5he fords across style through old slate quarry and back to start for 7hr loop, prob could have done it in 6rs without stops. Path after rangers was rougher and boggier than expected.Tribal2er22/10/2023
Rhydd DhuDmeakin322/10/2023
Very windy but not as bad as Ben Nevis or Scafell Pike. Only the summit in the clouds, great visibility once we dropped down 200ft or so. Up the Miners and back down Pyg track.w1ght25/09/2023
From Llanberis, on roughly the Trail Half route with tweaks. Up Ranger, back down Llanberis.burwellian23/09/2023
With Dee, on the Llanberis Path, will return to do a different path next year.DavieRuts21/09/2023
From the Miners' Track; Lliwedd Bach, Y Lliwedd East Top, Y Lliwedd and Yr WyddfaArbie20/09/2023
Day one of Dragons Back Raceemily04/09/2023
Summitted via Pyg just over 2 hours, queue at summit, descent in over 3 hours via Minershyphenated16/08/2023
Pyg Track up, Miners Track down. Cloud on summit as we ascended but cleared just as we reached the summit. With Ben and Rory.Victor07/07/2023
We started from Pen Y Pass and went up the Pyg and down Llanberris, I feel like we were slightly ambitious having not had much practice but we made itJMB24602/07/2023
Parked opposite snowdon train station and travelled via bus (S1) to Pen y pass car park. Began ascent to summit via PYG trail from Pen y pass at c.13.30. Reached summit at c.16.50. Latte and cornflake cake at the summit. Began descent at c.17.30 via Llanberis trail arriving directly on foot to the train station car park at c.19.45. 3h20m ascent / 2h15m descent. 14°c at Pen y pass at 4°c at the summit. Advice for novices: take more food than you think necessary and 2L water per person. Take warm clothes for high altitude regardless of conditions at the bottom.JXNJP02/07/2023
ML work - Snowdon Sunrise - for Skyblue adventureslindslow02/07/2023
Climbed with Cat, all very lovely... up from Llanberis, down to Pen y PassAJH26/06/2023
ML work - Snowdon Sunrise - for Skyblue adventureslindslow18/06/2023
DBR recceemily17/06/2023
Recce for future Snowdon Sunrise eventslindslow21/05/2023
From car park opposite Mountain Railway. Llanberis path. Four hours from Car Park to summit. Warm weather, nice cool breeze at the summit.M6KIO17/05/2023
Ascent via Rangers PathPaulKC09/05/2023
Ascent via Watkin's Path. 16.3 km with over 1km of vertical ascent! - Beautiful weatherSlopingOff09/05/2023
Parked S of Pen-y-Gwryd to avoid charges, then walked up to Pen y Pass and completed the classic Snowdon Horseshoe.welshyboyo03/05/2023
Up Miners Track, down Pyg Track. Very wet and quite foggy all day but not overly windy.muzza230/04/2023
As part of the Snowdon Horseshoe.alunrees4018/04/2023
With Pete, Ella, Oliver M, Joseph, & Orla. From Rhyd Ddu, up South Ridge, back via Llechog. Extremely windy.millionmts18/04/2023
With Ben on a 3-day backpack over the Welsh 3000ft peaks from Llanfairfechan to Pen-y-passalistairpooler17/04/2023
Rhyd Ddu pathandydgreen116/04/2023
Parked on A4086, just east of the county boundary. Walked back along the road and up the permissive path to Pen y Pass. Took the PYG track to Bwlch y Moch, then followed the fence up to Craig Fach. Back to and along the PYG track up to the top of the zig zags, then right to Crib y Ddysgl, then back along the corrie rim to Snowdon. Very busy on top, with an hour's queue for the pillar. Above 800m, it was quite snowy, with those only equipped with trainers doing much sliding! From the summit headed down the steep Watkin path, which thankfully was fairly snow free. Along the west ridge of the horseshoe, visiting Y Lliwedd (W+E peaks) and Lliwedd Bach. Then down to the Miner's Track, with a quick diversion to bag Clogwyn Pen Llechen. On reaching Pen y Pass went up and over Moel Berfedd, dropping down to the A4086. 19km in total with 1400m ascent, taking me 9 hours.silverwolf_alan15/04/2023
14.4 miles, 3630ft walk. start from Beddgelert Forest carpark up Rhyd Ddu path to Snowdon then Crib Y Ddysgl and return by Rangers Path and cutting accross to Rhyd Ddu and back to Beddgelert Forest carpark.stephenbuda07/04/2023
With M-Snowdon horseshoeFabioski03/04/2023
AD + TD Started from road Juction A498/A4086Firesidepixie13/02/2023
with YFabioski08/02/2023
Snowdon horse shoe, from Pen-y pass, warm, dry and clearrichardrosser07/02/2023
Thurs 8 and Fri 9 December. No summits. Two consecutive day walks with Lindsey on Miners Track from Pen-Y-Pass YHA. Thin covering of snow at altitude. Moonlight silhouetted Yr Wyddfa against the night sky - a magic sight! Saw a brocken on the Friday descent. Very cold wind.Skip08/12/2022
Took the Snowdon Ranger path up to the summit before returning via Moel Cynghorion.teamnaughtyfamjam04/11/2022
Up Rhyd Ddu, down Snowdon ranger in a beautiful autumn solo loopIam_JoshEdwards19/10/2022
Rhyd Ddu path, bit misty at the top but no problem following the trail.SootAndShale03/10/2022
Part of welsh 3000sStevooo25/09/2022
Night walkingPTR910/09/2022
Pen-y-pas - Miner's Track - Snowdon - Garnedd Ugain - Pyg Track. W/Mark TPatrick Molloy31/08/2022