Snowdon Pyg and Miners Tracks – 31/8/17
Date(s) - 31/08/2017
Pen y Pass
Are you ready for the most rugged and challenging of Snowdon’s paths?
Join a small, friendly, likeminded group, accompanied by friendly, professional guides to keep you happy, motivated and safe.
About the route
The Pyg Track leaves Pen y Pass and climbs steeply over rough and rocky terrain. On a clear day the views are fantastic over the Glyderau Range and Llanberis Pass. See the knife edge arete that is Crib Goch above you.
Follow the route onto Bwlch y Moch (pass of the pigs) and climb steadily above the glacial lake Llyn Glaslyn. At this point we head towards the summit which is in full view towering 500m above the lake.
Return via the Miners Track.
Distance: 7 miles
Time: 4-6 hours
Elevation gain: 723 metres
This is an example itinerary. Exact details will be sent to you in the run up to the event.
8.30am – Meet at Snowdon Mountain Railway
(Pay and display parking is available both in front of and behind the station and will cost between £4 and £7)
You will meet your group and your guide who will brief you on safety and procedures for the day
9am – Catch the Sherpa Bus to Pen y Pass
It is £1 per person each way for the bus – if you prefer you can meet us at Pen y Pass – Parking is available but fills up very quickly and is £10 for the day
9.30am Start walking
12.30 – Arrive at the summit
12.45pm – Leave the summit and start the descent via the Miners Track
(Timings will be flexible depending on the group and the weather)
3.30pm – Arrive back at Pen y Pass to catch the Sherpa bus back to Llanberis
There will be breaks for refreshments and food along the route.
Toilets are available in Llanberis and Pen y Pass (and maybe at the summit but this depends very much on weather and time of year)
Other dates available for this walk
Thursday 31 August 2017
Also see dates for our Family Friendly Walks on this route.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for or have specific dates and routes in mind we can probably help. Please get in touch.
This walk is graded 'Challenging'
For this walk we recommend that you have experience of long walking days in mountainous regions such as Snowdonia or the Lake District.
A good level of fitness is important and you may need to undertake some training before attempting a challenging grade walk.
You need to be confident of your physical condition.
Qualified, experienced mountain leaders with you all the way
Full ‘ground’ support during your event
Kit and Training advice leading up to your walk
Friendly support on the end of the phone/email to answer any questions running up to your event
Full ‘event information pack’ emailed to you no less than 2 weeks before your event
Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water (minimum 1.5 litres) and snacks!
We make a minimum donation of £1 to Snowdonia Giving for each person who joins us on this walk.