Snowdon Rhyd Ddu and South Ridge - Snowdonia Walking Festival

Snowdon Rhyd Ddu and South Ridge – Snowdonia Walking Festival

Date/Time: 03/11/2018, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Location: Rhyd Ddu, Caernarfon

Snowdon Rhyd Ddu and South Ridge – Snowdonia Walking Festival

For anyone that experiences this route on Snowdon it quickly becomes their favourite.

Quieter than some of the other paths with fantastic views from the start and varied terrain this route gives you everything you need for a wonderful day out.

Join a small, friendly group, accompanied by friendly, professional guides to keep you happy, motivated and safe.

Take the Rhyd Ddu Path to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales, stand at 1085 metres and enjoy the amazing views across Snowdonia. Fingers crossed for a clear day to see across to the Glaslyn Estuary and Harlech coastline.


There are 6 main routes up Snowdon of which the Rhyd Ddu path is probably the quietest and least visited. The path takes a gradual start along the old slate quarry track where from the start you will enjoy views of Moel Hebog and the Nantlle Ridge before taking a steeper route over rocky terrain to the Llechog Ridge. From here the route follows the exposed ridge to the summit with views across Cwm Clogwyn with its three tiny lakes.

Distance: 8.5 miles
Time: 6-8 hours
Elevation gain: 895 metres

Booking essential.

Who is it for?

This walk is suitable for anyone over 18. You should be comfortable walking up hill on uneven terrain.

Walk Leader

Your qualified and experience Mountain Leader throughout the walk will be:

Stiwart Breese of Breese Adventures

What will I need?

Special equipment needed: You will need full mountain kit for this walk – Please see our Kit List. You may not be able to take part in this walk if you do not have the appropriate kit. Your leaders decision will be final.

Experience needed: You will need some experience for this walk, be confident on varied terrain and exposed areas.

Packed lunch needed: Yes, plus snacks and water

Walk Details

This route is weather dependant and may be subject to change.

Meeting Point – Rhyd Ddu Car Park, LL54 6TN

Please prepare to arrive no less than 30 minutes before your walk time.

You will need to pay £5-£6 for parking.

There are toilets available at the car park.

You will be asked to complete a medical declaration on the day.

No Dogs

Supported by:

Visit Betws-y-Coed
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