Snowdon
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The highest mountain in Wales (higher than any in England) at 3,560 feet.
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  • Kerry L
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A day to remember
    Beautiful hike up the Llanberis Pass. Took 6hrs in 27 degrees heat. Perfect for all abilities. A hard walk, but well worth it. Breath taking natural beauty. Stunning views.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 June 2023
  • Bill H
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Southern Britain's most spectacular peak (but you probably knew that...)
    What can one say about Snowdon except to remember to check the weather before you set out and to choose your route up and down to suit the fitness and abilities of the climber(s). After doing Snowdon Ranger (up) and Llanberis (down) last year, I decided on a slightly more challenging route of Rhyd-Ddu (up) and the South Ridge (down) this year. The climb stated in mist and gusty wind and the traverse of the narrow Llechog ridge had to be done with great care. On arriving at the summit, the Snowdon Mountain Railway wasn't running and the cafe was closed due to the weather but suddenly the mist cleared and the wind died to reveal spectacular views. I returned along the South Ridge in perfect conditions, which does not seem to be an "official" route but it was quite straightforward apart from a couple of scrambles down. The only issue with the South Ridge is that it ends in the middle of nowhere and .to get back to the Rhyd-Ddu car park you need to negotiate over mountains of slate waste before finding the track back to the A4085.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 July 2023
  • mara
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yr Wyddfa 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
    An experience I'll never forget! I took the Llanberis route which is said to be one of the easiest routes to the summit. It was a tough route and after an hour and a half I remember thinking, what posessed me to do this alone. Once the summit was in view, adrenalin started to kick in, nearly there. Just over 3 hours to reach the steps to the summit, where a short queue was formed, lots of smiley faces, eager to take photos. Luckily, the sun was out with just a few clouds, the views were spectacular. The cafe/shop is just below the summit offering food, drink and lots of souvenirs. After a well deserved break, I started my decent, which took me 2 hours. Despite aching legs and a few tears along the way I asked myself, would I do it again? Definitely yes, maybe a different route next time. Good luck with your climb! Mara - 9th July 2023
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Jess
    Matlock, United Kingdom165 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Watkin Path
    We took the Watkin Path as it was the closest walking distance from our campsite. It was a tough walk, but we are experienced hikers and of good fitness. Views great from the top, obviously! Took us about 4.5 hours but may take others longer with breaks, probably up to 6 hours. The Watkin Path has been described as the most scenic, and I think it was! With waterfalls, farmland, slate staircases, and lake views. We went up at 7am and hardly saw anyone until coming back down. I'd say a combination of the path we chose and the early time we went helped, so if you don't want to meet the crowds, do as we did!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 July 2023
  • lebowski_fest
    Hove, United Kingdom44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mount Snowdon
    Walked up Snowdon with friends, unfortunately weather was not good. Lucky to top before the heavens opened with heavy rain and 50+ mph winds but at the end of the the day we'll worth it for the achievement and views we did get on the way up. I would highly recommend coming here to escape the world.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 July 2023
  • J3NNY678
    Blyth, United Kingdom76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not for the faint hearted! But worth it!
    What an experience walking up this today! It’s not for the faint hearted, but what an achievement when you reach the summit! Took about 5 hours (there and back) and there is a great cafe at the very top as well! People go prepared! It worried me with the bad weather people just going up in trainers and normal clothes and a thin rain coat! We will have to do this again as the views were none existent due to the rain low clouds. The only thing that was a little bit annoying was other people’s lack of common sense. It’s advertised that dogs are kept on a lead. The family in front of us thought it would be a great idea not to call there dog back who continued to chase the poor sheep around.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Samp72
    60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scary - Exhilarating - Amazing!
    Having never done any climbing prior my 16yr old daughter and me climbed Snowdon on the miners path. The first part was so beautiful with all the scenery although a constant incline. It was raining and full of mist and we lost the track, we found an alternative route back onto the miners (I do not recommend this, always retrace steps until you find the path) Once the miners path merged with the Pyg track I personally found it very scary (fear of heights and drops didn’t help! 😂) It became incredibly steep! And the ‘path’ was clambering/stepping over rocks and boulders We made it to the top, my daughter was a natural, I however had a wonderful climber help me to the top At the top it was blustery and Misty and very cold. Had a welcoming hot chocolate and descended on the Llanberis path which is longer but not scary! The sense of achievement is out of this world and will stay with us both for ever Definitely pack for all weather! Proper walking boots that are waterproof and lots of energy food and definitely have a map of the path you are on All the you tubes in the world of treks up Snowdon can never fully prepare you for the sheer scale and magnitude of it
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Pawl P
    1 contribution
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    Snowdon Pawl Patrol
    Absolutely amazing experience, amazing once in a life time views with awesome company! The only thing to be wary of is that it is a bit steep and rocky, with little in the way of disabled/wheel chair access to get up the mountain if you don’t want to use the train, which proved a bit of a challenge. Also we were extremely lucky, but weather isn’t guaranteed.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Sarah P
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cheap
    I managed to get up to the stop in £4 trainers and a walking pole. No need to buy expensive shoes when it's dry or expensive clothing, gym kit was fine. There were some step bits but otherwise it's manageable with a bit of patience and a good group of people.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Melanie M
    232 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hot hard walk , ranger route
    Hiked snowdon at the weekend, weather hot , no shade . Hour queue to get to trig point , same wait for the cafe so didn’t bother. Very enjoyable all the same , went with my husband and our pooch, we did the ranger route which was nice for the first part , brooks and fields. The second part was steep and hot and stony. The sun reflected off the white stone and made it hotter and there’s no shade . Descended with a diversion via a lake so our dog could paddle in the cool water and we ate our lunch in the shade of a wall .
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 September 2023
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Anthea
Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, Canada11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The views at the top did not compensate for walk that is very difficult. I wished there were handrails. A health person will struggle to get to the top. Athletes only walk.
Written 26 May 2024
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Rob M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A great day spent with a small group, and Freddie was awesome too. The van was comfortable, but with only capacity for 12-16 people. Our group size was eight, which turned out to be perfect. It's an all day adventure, but well worth it for the experience a value.
Written 13 May 2024
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Becky Southall
Wolverhampton, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We took the Rhyd Ddu Path (steep and challenging) up to the summit and the Ranger down (it was too dangerous to come down Rhyd Ddu). We'd looked at the weather forecast and it had indicated rain and wind but my gosh, nothing prepares you for the inclement weather conditions at the top on a day like we had! Think Siberia: gale-force gusts of icy sleet in minus temperatures with almost zero visibility! We were soaked through and freezing despite wearing waterproofs and hiking boots. If I went up again, I'd take waterproof, insulated gloves and multiple pairs of spare socks. Even our rucksacks were drenched through so everything should go in a plastic bag within the main bag especially mobile phones and cameras as my husband's phone was so wet that it is now defunct!

You might be wondering why on earth I've given the trip 5 stars considering the complete lack of views and weather conditions- well, it simply was an unforgettable experience that tests your physical and mental tenacity as you are pushed to the limit on days like that up a steep mountain! The feeling of achievement is incredible. Do it!
Written 14 April 2024
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Liz P
75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We had never done anything like this before and just thought, why don't we climb a mountain 🤣 We did a little research, booked a hotel and off we went! We chose the Llanberis path for 'beginners' and off we set. Even the climb to the Llanberis path statue was steep and exhausting. We looked at each other, laughed and thought, What are we doing!! Onwards we went, the sun shone the views were beautiful and the climb was steep. Nothing prepared us for how tough it got though. The weather soon changed to wind, mist, wet, stormy and the ground changed to very jaggered, rocky, slippy pathways. It was definitely challenging and I think even more so because of the weather (forecast was good- but mountain weather has its own agenda). We conquered it and reached the peak. No one tells you that coming down is just as hard 🤦🏼‍♀️🤣 Was it worth it? Yes...I feel I accomplished something!!
Tips: Just go at your own pace, make sure you have a hat and gloves (the top was freezing) take snacks and drinks (cafe was closed) and don't underestimate this climb.
Written 14 April 2024
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Jon B
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Just a beautiful place, challenging and yet peaceful. Amazing experience. This was our first attempt and we will definitely come back and try the different routes.
Written 26 February 2024
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Jade - Absolute foodie
Wantage, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
What an amazing climb, I am asthmatic and forgot my inhaler so this was a challenge for sure but so so worth it, the views are amazing! Although the train and cafe are closed in April as it is ‘off season’ we were really
Glad we went then as it was quieter and not too hot (there was a little snow at the summit)
The parking was easy and fairly cheap in Llanberis and we stayed in a travel
Lodge in Bangor although camping was ok so an option.
Wear good hiking boots and take plenty of water & snacks!
Written 9 February 2024
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Lorna B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
nice hike with my partner. bit busy at the tip. I would recommend the miners track if conditions are bad
Written 11 December 2023
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LJBCarmarthenshire
CARMARTHENSHIRE217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Wonderful walk well worth it for the views but always take care to many foolish people attempting to go up that are not really fit enough. Use the train
Written 25 November 2023
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robertmU5328DU
Carlisle, UK374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
From my adventures today, I am now totally wiped out with every bone and muscle killing me . I’m really pleased I did it but never again! it took 4.5 hours moving but 6.5 hours on the mountain because I had so many breaks, my husband and children were very patient with me, Even Ella, the dog is unable to move now !

It was beautiful and sunny all day with no wind, but just as we got near the top a cloud dropped so the picture of the summit was spoiled.

We queued for 15 minutes to get a photo because a bus load of people were just taking so long! 10 minutes after leaving, the cloud went and we could see for miles again. Typical !

I would’ve given up halfway, if it wasn’t for the children pushing me on with their motivational speeches that made me laugh.

The climb up was horrendous in places and very rocky underfoot. I just wanted to cry because my legs and back were killing me with the constant climbing.

My advice to anyone would be to practice first if like me you are a complete novice.

My thighs towards the end were like jelly and I had no energy to pick my feet up so I kept tripping !
It’s good to talk about it afterwards as it’s such a massive achievement for me and it was lovely being out with all my family but ………….. never again!!
Written 12 November 2023
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Liverbird1966
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The hardest physical challenge of my life. We were lucky with the weather, beautiful views until 5 minutes from the summit. Stopped at the cafe for a drink, not bad price wise. Walking back down is just as tough. I'm really glad I did it, but would I do it again? Not in a million years
Written 6 November 2023
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