Hill Walking

Llanberis based at the foot of Snowdon is an ideal location from which to enjoy the mountains of Snowdonia.

Grid ref start
Pyg track 647556 *the zig zags
Miners track 647556  
Snowdon Horseshoe 647556 *more difficult ridge walking
Llanberis Path 582589 *across Clogwyn Coch
Watkin path 627506 *extremely steep top part
Rhyd ddu path 569527  
Snowdon ranger 565557  

*these parts of the mountain are particularly dangerous in winter conditions. Visit the Llanberis Mountain Rescue site for more information: www.llanberismountainrescue.co.uk

The Sherpa bus service stops at the start of all these routes check www.travel-wire.com for timetables.

Apart from Walking up Snowdon there are good paths on all the main hills in the area for example - the Glyders, Carneddau, Moel Siabod, Mynedd Mawr, Moel Elio and so many more.

For visitors to the area the 1 - 25,000 O.S. map for Snowdonia is an ideal source of information and ideas.

There are also a number of hill walking guidebooks to the area and a large number of independent mountain guides.


As well as the peaks there are many beautiful lower level walks to be enjoyed. Studying the O.S. map and talking to other people can be the best stimulus for new ideas.

Some of the industrial heritage of the area has a stark beauty of its own, but take care in these places as they are full of potential dangers.

Throughout the area there are many places to enjoy - often by yourself- beautiful tumbling streams, small high lakes and old forests, a wealth of beauty and tranquillity. Please respect the Country Code wherever you go.