Snowdon Summit via the Miners' and Pyg Tracks

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From the top of the pass, take the path through a gate at the back of the car park towards the left. A well-made track leads past Llyn Teyrn and the causeway over Llyn Llydaw.

The track now steepens towards Glaslyn and ends near the remains of the miners' barracks. A steep ascent brings you to a junction with the Pyg Track with its famous zigzags leading to the ridge below the summit. The railway line is followed to the cafe with the trig point above it.

To return, follow your outward route to the Pyg Track and walk along it high above the lakes instead of dropping down to them. An improving track leads back to Pen-y-Pass.

Wales - North Wales - Caernarfonshire - Snowdonia


Birds, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Tea Shop, Toilets
01/09/2011 - GRAHAM STRACHAN

Just completed Snowdon as part of the 3 Peaks where ascent and descent were completed using the Pyg Track. The only point I would make is that there are sections on the Pyg track involving traversing / scrambling over sections of rock. Not as bad going up, but downhill mainly. The views are spectacular and the weather good but instantly changed at the summit to freezing winds and very poor visibility.

25/07/2010 - Jim Grindle

22/7/10 Press reports with photos say that this route is now tarmac as far as waypoint 2. Jim Grindle.

14/04/2003 - Sarah Cullen

My best friend, my Rottie and I did this walk last Saturday, (12th April 2003). I took my trusty GPS and discovered that this walk is actually 8 miles and not 5! Also if you have a large dog, do not walk back down the Pyg track as there is a stile that is not dog friendly. Unless of course you are confident of lifting your dog over the fence! My friend and I were glad there was no one watching us when we had to give my Rottie a lift over the fence! However, we had a great day because when we reached the summit the sky was clear and sunny! Sarah, Anne and Tara(the Rottie).