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My son and I hiked to the top of Mount Snowdon in North Wales on Thursday. My wife dropped us off at Pen Y Pass carp park at 9.30am and the car park was already closed due to it being full.
We walked the Miners...More
Walked up snowdon taking the llanberis path.
We set off without any training and massively overweight. By the time we reached the cafe at the top of the tarmac drive I thought I was going to die and must have been purple - the cafe...More
I have read some of the reviews that have been put on here and I have to say it has given me a right giggle...……. THIS IS A MOUNTAIN NOT A FAIR GROUND...… THIS IS NOT MENT TO BE EASY. Some people seem to think...More
Visited on a Saturday in July, the third time I have been up the mountain, and will avoid a weekend if I can in the future, or go up very early or late.
The mountain as always is spectacular, and the views tremendous if the...More
If you are new to walking in the mountains the one thing to remember is that the weather can change within five minutes. This was certainly the case the day we spent on Snowdon. At the foot of the mountain scorchingly hot, whilst at the...More
We did the pyg track up to the summit then back down the minors. They both finish and end in the same place. Starting at pen y pass car park - pyg to the right and minors to the left. Pen y pass usually gets...More
Started this one early.Misty for first hour which is all uphill.Sun came out then and the views were fantastic.Went up Pygs Way and came down Miners Way which is quiet tricky.I would advise hiking stick for balance
I last climbed Snowdon 38 years ago so it seemed like a good time to give it another try. Not sure what paths I tried back then, but I can see the conservationers have been at work, and the paths are much safer and easier...More
Hubby and I climbed this highest mountain in Wales on a Monday at the beginning of July. We chose to walk up (and down) the Llanberis Path (a total of 9 miles) because we were advised that this was the simplest route as you cannot...More
Myself and my friend climbed the Llanberis Path. I had come on TripAdvisor beforehand to see which path is the best one for us. Before we even started walking it, we had the following ailments between us; sprained ankle, plantar fasciitis, 2 sets of bad...More
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If you really must take your dog then definitely choose the Llanberis path. Wouldn’t advise the Pyg or Miners track as a lot of steps that are quite high and staffy’s are short legged dogs. Keep on a lead as near the top... More
If you really must take your dog then definitely choose the Llanberis path. Wouldn’t advise the Pyg or Miners track as a lot of steps that are quite high and staffy’s are short legged dogs. Keep on a lead as near the top there’s a massive drop off to one side which you won’t see if the cloud is low or fog comes down. As the other writer said, dogs off the lead are a danger to other people where the paths are narrow and steep. The Llanberis path is the best one to avoid these conditions. I have a Labrador and a springer and I was very glad I didn’t bring them. With the best will in the world they would have been a liability.
I think the pyg track for a 5 year old might be a little tough but of course it depends if they are used to that sort of walking. The pyg track involved quite a bit of scrambling so personally I would say the Llanberis track... More
I think the pyg track for a 5 year old might be a little tough but of course it depends if they are used to that sort of walking. The pyg track involved quite a bit of scrambling so personally I would say the Llanberis track or the miners track would be better suited for younger people. The only problem with the miners track is that it is pretty long so if the 5 year old gets bored of walking quickly then this track may not be the best either. In good weather the pyg track is certainly a more challenging walk than the other two tracks I’ve suggested and at times in can be hard to determine the right path to follow but it is definitely more fun that the llanberis or miners track. We parked at the pen y pass car park, it’s £10 for the day and then we walked up the pyg track and down the miners. If you wanted to walk up the miners and back down the llanberis for example then there is a Sherpa bus running between all of the car parks so you would always be able to get back to your car.