The Miners' Track and the Three Lakes of Snowdon

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From the top of the Llanberis Pass the track climbs gradually, passing a small lake, Llyn Teyrn, when Snowdon comes into view. The pipeline for a hydroelectric power station is passed and then a green building associated with it is reached.

A right fork here leads to a causeway over the second lake, Llyn Llydaw. Above and to the right is the ridge between Crib Goch and Crib y Ddysgl, both over 3,000ft high. About 500ft above, you may see walkers on the Pyg Track, which also starts from Pen y Pass.

Soon you pass one of the major mines buildings with some cast-iron work outside. The gradient steepens for a short while until you see over to the left the waterfall from the top lake, Glaslyn. When the lake is reached you will find plenty of grassy spots as well as a gravel shore.

Simply reverse the outward route to reach the car park.

Wales - North Wales - Caernarfonshire - Snowdonia

Features

Birds, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mountains, National Trust, Toilets
25/07/2010 - Jim Grindle

22/6/10 - Press reports with photos say that this path is now tarmac with the purpose of making it accessible to wheelchairs. Jim Grindle.

23/09/2006 - cath taylor

A beautiful walk with outstanding views. Easy to follow and easy to accomplish. No real danger of getting lost either. Bit of a climb to the top though, but worth it! Took 3hr to reach the summit.

19/08/2006 - Stephen Harris

Lovely walk. We made a slight error and turned back at the first ruins as we thought it was the last point. Lovely and easy walk along this well made gravel path, easy for all including children. Great views, 8/10. It is advisable to get to Pen-y-Pass no later than about 8.15am or you won't be able to park. At the time of this walk (August 2006) buses run at 19 mins past the hour from Llanberis to Pen-y-Pass and it costs £3.50 each for a return or £2.00 single. Great walk. Great views. Excellent.

22/03/2006 - Andrew Colebrook

We went on this walk and it was a lovely walk but I would like to add that where the description says "the gradient steepens for a short while" for us not so experienced it was very steep and for quite a while and we found pleasantly challenging.

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