Snowdon Miners Track – 9/4/2017
Date/Time: 09/04/2017, All Day Location: Pen y Pass
An adventure to the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales (and England) at 1085m. The Snowdon Miners Track is one of our favourite Snowdon routes and has fantastic views from the time you set off.
Join a small, friendly, likeminded group, accompanied by friendly, professional guides to keep you happy, motivated and safe.
About the route
The Miners Track is considered one of the easiest routes up Snowdon. In fact, it is almost a walk of two halves, the first being a slow, gradual climb on good paths, the second being an opportunity for a bit of a scramble.
The path was originally built to serve the Brittania Copper Mine and you will pass some of the mine ruins on the way.
Leaving Pen y Pass and climbing steadily with views along Gwynant Valley. As you follow the path the Snowdon horseshoe comes into view and you will see the four peaks of Lliwedd (898m/2946ft), Snowdon (1,085m/3560ft), Garnedd Ugain (1,065m/3494ft), and Crib Goch (921m/3022ft).
The path crosses Llyn LLydaw before taking a steep climb zigzagging up towards Bwlch Glas and joining the Llanberis Path with the summit in your sights within about half an hour.
On this walk we may return via the same path or the Llanberis Path.
Distance: 8 miles
Time: 5-7 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)
This walk is graded 'Moderate'
For this walk we recommend that you have some experience of walking 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. 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.