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“Fantastic views, long walk!”
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Snowdon
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5-Day Heart of England Tour from London: North Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon...
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Owner description: The highest mountain in Wales (higher than any in England) at 3,560 feet.
Fareham, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic views, long walk!”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The six of us decided to take the Pyg track up and the Miners track down. Four children (ages 9 to 15) and two adults both not having climbed for 20+ years. The route is well within the capabilities of most reasonably fit ( or not too unfit) people, but we were very tired by the end of it. Taking this route does mean that you start well over 1000 feet up, so less vertical distance to climb, and on the way back it is a very easy path for the last mile or so. We arrived at Pen y pass car park at 9.45 to find it full, so parked in the first lay-by down the road and caught the bus. It works out cheaper than paying for the car park! The bus service is very regular in the summer months and was still running when we returned gone 6pm. Café at the top reasonably priced and good quality.

Visited May 2014
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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“A challenge we wanted and a challenge we got!”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

As novices go climbing mountains we asked which was the best route. Turned out to be the Llanberis route but what a challenge it was.

Yes my wife and I said we always wanted to do it and I heard on the reviews that the beginning was the hardest part. The beginning was hard and that was not even the start of the route yet!
Nothing prepared us for the challenge we were undertaking. Turned out to be under 10 miles in total for the entire route.

When we arrived to the top and went in the cafe/train terminus it was like entering a tourist shop! So busy when the route to there was calm. At least we had a warm drink before heading back and there were toilets there too!

It took 4 hours to go up and 2 to go down.
The views were amazing though and we are planning to do it again.

Enjoy your time, Make sure you go early.

Visited May 2014
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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“Great challenge”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I climbed Mt Snowdon with my girlfriend over the May bank holiday and had a really good time. We climbed up the Pyg Track and down on the Miners path, which worked well - the Pyg Track is more interesting, but the Miners Path is a flatter walk and saves your knees on the way home. The views from the top on a sunny day are brilliant.

Visited May 2014
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“Snowdon via Y Lliwedd and Watkins to summit”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We parked up early at Pen Y Pass. Then walked up the Miners track for a mile before going left and up along the left-hand side of the Snowdon horseshoe, over Y Lliwedd and then picked up the Watkins trail for a steep final ascent to the top of Snowdon. All the high stuff was in cloud so no good views. Didn't hang around at the top for long - too many people. Descent on the Miners path. Really enjoyable, but do not under-estimate the difficulty some will have on this route and the time needed to crack it. Best left to confident hillwalkers who enjoy scrambling.

Visited May 2014
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“Mostly magical !”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Took my 13 year old up partly using start of Watkin then south ridge path to the summit on a sunny may bank holiday. Started quite early but no surprise we saw a few others on the way up! Found some old quarry workings at base of y aran / south ridge and was fun to explore that. Then the route up the south ridge itself was great. Getting steepish on the right but the left very broad and wide. Had to do some gentle scrambling with hands and feet in about 2 places and a few quite steep and eroded bits. Highlight for me was the route over the narrow and airy bwlch main where the Rhyd dhu path joins, felt like flying a bit as had massive open space and views either side. Looked worse than it really is, but wouldnt fancy this bit with a strong wind or ice - although drops either side not vertical, seemed a bit worse looking over left hand side. Only down side was the crowds on the summit, at 10am I reckon 500 on the top with probably 1000s winding up the pyg zigzags and llanberis paths further down. Would have liked to blame the pushing/shoving, pot smoking group and beer drinkers to the "townies" coming up on the train, but think most of them were walkers! Quickly came down but a great day with mega views over Irish sea, west to nantille and southish over portmadog area and what looked like the coast near harlech. Took us 6.5 hours but we took our time and stopped a lot. Take loads of water Highly Recommended !

Visited May 2014
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