Snowdon Personal/Group Walks

Snowdon Personal/Group Walks

Date/Time: 02/01/2021 - 31/12/2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Location:

Take on the highest summit in Wales with one of our Snowdon Personal/Group Walks and experience the adventure of a lifetime!

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), stands at 1085 metres and is the highest mountain in Wales. Its rugged beauty attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year, mainly walkers and climbers.

Located in the Northern area of Snowdonia National Park, Snowdon sits proudly in the centre of the stunning Snowdon Horseshoe. Surrounded by Lliwedd 898m, Garnedd Ugain 1,065m, and Crib Goch 921m.

The mountain is designated as a national nature reserve for its rare flora and fauna, some of which such as the ‘Snowdon Lily’ is found nowhere else in Britain.

Our Snowdon personal/Group Walks offer some of the best views in Britain, from the nearby lakes, valleys, cwms and out to the Welsh coast line. On a clear day you could be lucky to see as far as England, Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.

With a choice of 6 walks there is something for everyone on our Snowdon Personal/Group Walks.

Routes

Distance: 9 Miles / 14.6 Km

Time: 5-8 Hours

Start Height: 108m

Finish Height: 1085m

Height Gain: 977m

Llanberis Path at 4.5 miles is the longest and most gradual of the six main routes to the summit of Snowdon.

On the way up it offers fantastic views back towards Llanberis and the Dinorwig slate quarries with Elidir Fawr looking high above and to the west Moel Elio, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Goch and Foel Gron.

On a clear day you can see across the mountains and over the Menai straights towards Anglesey.

Read more about the Llanberis Path here.

Distance:  7.4 Miles / 12 Km

Time: 4-6 Hours

Start Height: 360m

Finish Height: 1085m

Height Gain: 725m

Ascent

The Pyg track ascent at 3.3miles (5.4km) in distance is the shortest of the 6 routes to the summit of Snowdon. The return is via the Miners path and is just over 4.1miles (6.6km)

The route starts at Pen y Pass car park at the top of the Llanberis pass although we usually meet at the Snowdon Mountain Railway station and take the Sherpa bus service to the start.

Pen y Pass is already at 360m in height which also makes this route (and the Miners) the lowest height gain required to the summit of Snowdon (good news!)

Read more about the Pyg Track here.

Distance:  7.4 Miles / 12 Km

Time: 4-6 Hours

Start Height: 360m

Finish Height: 1085m

Height Gain: 725m

Ascent

The Miners path ascent at 4.1 miles (6.6km) in distance is the third longest of the 6 routes to the summit of Snowdon. The return is via the Pyg Track path and is just over 3.3 miles (5.4km)

The route starts at Pen y Pass car park at the top of the Llanberis pass although we usually meet at the Snowdon Mountain Railway station and take the Sherpa bus service to the start.

Pen y Pass is already at 360m in height which also makes this route (and the Pyg) the lowest height gain required to the summit of Snowdon (good news!)

Read more about the Miners Path here.

Distance:  7.7 Miles / 12.4 Km

Time: 4-6 Hours

Start Height: 191m

Finish Height: 1085m

Height Gain: 894m

Snowdon’s South Ridge (Allt Maenderyn) is one of the quieter gems of all the routes up Snowdon. So much so that it is not even listed as one of the six official routes to the summit!

On a bank holiday weekend, the other routes up Snowdon can be lined with 1000’s of people taking on their own personal challenges where on the South Ridge you may only see a handful of people (until you reach the summit!!).

Read more about the South Ridge here.

Distance:  8 Miles / 13.0 Km

Time: 5-7 Hours

Start Height: 58m

Finish Height: 1085m

Height Gain: 1027m

The Watkin Path starts nearest to sea level out of all the Snowdon routes at 58m thus giving over 1027m of ascent! The path was originally opened in 1892 by the then Prime Minister William Gladstone and was the first designated footpath in Britain.

It was named after Sir Edward Watkin, Liberal Member of Parliament and a railway entrepreneur who was responsible for creating the path from the South Snowdon Slate Quarry near his summer home.

Read more about the Watkin Path here.

Distance:  10.8 Miles / 17.4 Km

Time: 6-8 Hours

Start Height: 147m

Finish Height: 1085m

Height Gain: 938m

The Ranger Path is one of the quieter routes to the summit of Snowdon. Thought to be one of the earliest it was used to carry copper ore from the Britannia Copper Mine up the eastern side of the mountain.

Read more about the Ranger Path here.

Information

Registration fee – £35.00

You can secure your place with a £10 deposit. The balance will be due 8 weeks before the date of the event.

Qualified, experienced mountain leader with you all the way (ratio 1:8 or less)

Kit and Training advice

Friendly support on the end of the phone/email to answer any questions running up to your event

Information Pack 2-4 weeks before

This is a general itinerary. A full information pack will be sent to you upon booking your Snowdon challenge.

8.30am – Meet your Breese Adventures leader for your briefing.

9am – Start walking

12pm – Reach the summit

12.30pm – 1pm Start the descent (turnaround may be quicker depending on the weather)

4pm – Arrive back at start location.

If you are 16 or over, of a reasonable fitness and can walk 3-4 hours comfortably with some hill walking experience then this challenge is for you.

A reasonable head for heights would be good.

If you are not sure about fitness levels but are committed to put in some training over the next few months we have specially designed training plans to help you along the way. We recommend the ‘Challenging’ training plan for this event.

All walkers should be 16 and over and any under 18’s should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Sorry, no dogs.

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