Yr Wyddfa
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The highest mountain in Wales (higher than any in England) at 3,560 feet.
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  • Jess
    Matlock, United Kingdom172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Watkin Path
    We took the Watkin Path as it was the closest walking distance from our campsite. It was a tough walk, but we are experienced hikers and of good fitness. Views great from the top, obviously! Took us about 4.5 hours but may take others longer with breaks, probably up to 6 hours. The Watkin Path has been described as the most scenic, and I think it was! With waterfalls, farmland, slate staircases, and lake views. We went up at 7am and hardly saw anyone until coming back down. I'd say a combination of the path we chose and the early time we went helped, so if you don't want to meet the crowds, do as we did!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 15, 2023
  • lebowski_fest
    Hove, United Kingdom44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mount Snowdon
    Walked up Snowdon with friends, unfortunately weather was not good. Lucky to top before the heavens opened with heavy rain and 50+ mph winds but at the end of the the day we'll worth it for the achievement and views we did get on the way up. I would highly recommend coming here to escape the world.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 16, 2023
  • GinaG648
    Blyth, United Kingdom79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not for the faint hearted! But worth it!
    What an experience walking up this today! It’s not for the faint hearted, but what an achievement when you reach the summit! Took about 5 hours (there and back) and there is a great cafe at the very top as well! People go prepared! It worried me with the bad weather people just going up in trainers and normal clothes and a thin rain coat! We will have to do this again as the views were none existent due to the rain low clouds. The only thing that was a little bit annoying was other people’s lack of common sense. It’s advertised that dogs are kept on a lead. The family in front of us thought it would be a great idea not to call there dog back who continued to chase the poor sheep around.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Samp72
    60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scary - Exhilarating - Amazing!
    Having never done any climbing prior my 16yr old daughter and me climbed Snowdon on the miners path. The first part was so beautiful with all the scenery although a constant incline. It was raining and full of mist and we lost the track, we found an alternative route back onto the miners (I do not recommend this, always retrace steps until you find the path) Once the miners path merged with the Pyg track I personally found it very scary (fear of heights and drops didn’t help! 😂) It became incredibly steep! And the ‘path’ was clambering/stepping over rocks and boulders We made it to the top, my daughter was a natural, I however had a wonderful climber help me to the top At the top it was blustery and Misty and very cold. Had a welcoming hot chocolate and descended on the Llanberis path which is longer but not scary! The sense of achievement is out of this world and will stay with us both for ever Definitely pack for all weather! Proper walking boots that are waterproof and lots of energy food and definitely have a map of the path you are on All the you tubes in the world of treks up Snowdon can never fully prepare you for the sheer scale and magnitude of it
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Pawl P
    1 contribution
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    Snowdon Pawl Patrol
    Absolutely amazing experience, amazing once in a life time views with awesome company! The only thing to be wary of is that it is a bit steep and rocky, with little in the way of disabled/wheel chair access to get up the mountain if you don’t want to use the train, which proved a bit of a challenge. Also we were extremely lucky, but weather isn’t guaranteed.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 4, 2023
  • Sarah P
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cheap
    I managed to get up to the stop in £4 trainers and a walking pole. No need to buy expensive shoes when it's dry or expensive clothing, gym kit was fine. There were some step bits but otherwise it's manageable with a bit of patience and a good group of people.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 7, 2023
  • Melanie M
    232 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hot hard walk , ranger route
    Hiked snowdon at the weekend, weather hot , no shade . Hour queue to get to trig point , same wait for the cafe so didn’t bother. Very enjoyable all the same , went with my husband and our pooch, we did the ranger route which was nice for the first part , brooks and fields. The second part was steep and hot and stony. The sun reflected off the white stone and made it hotter and there’s no shade . Descended with a diversion via a lake so our dog could paddle in the cool water and we ate our lunch in the shade of a wall .
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
  • JoeBlack47
    Bedford, United Kingdom80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Llanberis Snowdon Mountain Climb
    Llanberis & Snowdon are a must visit. Beautiful village & Mountains. The views / scenery are breathtaking. Plenty to see & do in Llanberis. Climbs up the mountain from a number of paths. Pyg track, Miners track or Lanberis path are the least challenging, but challenging never the less & rewarding. Do some research & check for guidance and importantly what to do / take etc. Llanberis from the village or Pygs, Miners from Pen-y-Pass car park. 2 railways. 1 around the lake & 1 can take you up the mountain if the climb is too daunting, so available to all fitness levels. 1/2 way or the summit dependant on seasons. Visitors centre at the summit. Climbed / descended twice to get a feel for the three paths listed. Once solo & once with family. When solo, many climbers will chat, so almost like a team event, as your all battling the mountain. Overall a very good experience. Pick a good weather window. Will visit again in the summer
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Phillipa A
    Oxford, United Kingdom4 contributions
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    Mildly challenging walk would recommend!
    As relatively fit and mobile adults in our twenties we walked Snowdon in a little over 4 hours, 2:15 to the top and shorter on the way down. Everyone we interacted with was friendly, plenty with comments of encouragement or greetings as you crossed paths. Fairly well mannered queue at the top to get a photo with the marker with everyone taking the next groups pic for them. We took a fleece, food and drink and sun cream on a mild (23') day with sun, drizzle at the top (13') and very humid (90%+). We were fine in standard running trainers and sportswear. The toilets in the cafe at the top were quiet, pretty clean and well maintained. Please expect to take everything you brought home with you! We saw clothing, litter and food all the way up which I'm sure regulars and locals kindly pick up but don't be that person to leave it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Jenni T
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be prepared & enjoy!
    I'm thrilled to have climbed Snowdon and would definately repeat the experience in the future. Myself & a group of friends followed The Pyg trail on the ascent & The Lamberis trail on the descent. The views are incredibly beautiful and the weather changes minute to minute. We experienced sun, thick cloud, rain and very chilly temperatures at the top. Don't underestimate the mountain though, you need to kit yourself out properly. Walking boots, a good raincoat, hat & gloves and plenty of light layers are a necessity. The weather might seem pleasant when you set off, but it can be bitterly cold at the top, even in summer. We climbed in August and found ourselves wet and shivering at the top even though we were prepared. Take water and snacks . There is a cafe & toilets at the top, but they may be closed if the weather is poor. Don't rely on coming back down on the train either, unless you've pre booked it way in advance. It is very popular. If you walk up, prepare to walk down. We also pre booked a car parking space at Pen Y Pass car park months in advance. There are limited spaces. You will get a parking ticket if you park on the surrounding roads. Allow a whole day to climb up and back down, unless you are particularly fit. It's not easy, but it's incredibly rewarding. Just take your time and enjoy the views. Good Luck!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 22, 2023
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Darren D
Texas813 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
There is so much to do in the park (rock-climbing, hiking, rafting, etc.), and I realize that our one day in the park is a small introduction to it, but we are so glad that we were able to see it. I was not aware of the beauty of Wales before our day there, and we are so glad we saw it. I would like to return with my sons to backpack through the park someday. There are many things to see and many views, and we enjoyed the view from the Dinorwic Slate Quarry.
Written June 29, 2024
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Sasha Marie
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Fantastic climb! I am not the fittest person but I managed to do this climb. The views are incredible and actually so distracting as you want to capture them all. It is cold at the top so I would recommend something to keep your head warm and a light waterproof jacket to keep you warm and dry. Make sure you take water and sugary snacks with you to keep your glucose up throughout. The climb down was more of a blur as I was so pleased to reach the top! Worth the hike
Written June 25, 2024
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
I first climbed Snowdon in 2012 with some work colleagues raising money for charity. We did the Llanberis path which is the easiest climb up the mountain. As we got past Clogwyn we got into the clouds and it got hard to see anything but we made it to the the top although the cloud was thick.

In 2018 I climbed with people I knew and this time we did the Snowdon Ranger path and this was a bit more challenging and once again the mist descended as we got higher towards the peak. Once again it was cloudy at the top but we all made it and were very pleased with our achievements.

This time I was climbing with my 75 year old friend who enjoys walking so to make things easier we did the Llanberis path. It was a very enjoyable trek up the mountain and it was great to talk to other people going up and encourage each other.

We got to the point where the paths merge and the wind rose and it got cooler. The cloud came down and soon there were hailstones as well. Before we got to the very top we paid a visit to Hafod Eryri and warmed up before taking those final few steps to reach the summit.

It was windy, misty and still hailstones so we decided to come back down again. the walk down puts pressure on different muscles in your legs as you are having to hold yourself back from sliding down but we made it.

I love the stories of Snowdon that it is a giant called Ritta who was slain by King Arthur. As you walk up the mountain you can see that it kind of looks like that. I wonder if he will awaken....
Written June 20, 2024
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clairejb27
53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Sadly the day we visited was very wet so didn't go up the mountain however the National Park is beautiful. Terrain changes quickly from lush green trees to dark jagged rocks and sheer faces with waterfalls. Road is great fun to travel too. The lake is beautiful.
Written June 13, 2024
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Manicrose
Bourne, UK1,497 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Don’t expect this to be easy, even if you take the Llanberis path (marked as the easiest route). The last third of the walk is very steep and on a loose surface. Took us about 6 hours to do in total. The views from the top are incredible but I certainly wouldn’t do it again.

There is a snack shop halfway but no seating or toilets. The cafe/gift shop at the top has toilets thankfully and a limited range of food and drinks.
Written June 13, 2024
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Realview Reviews
Plymouth, UK122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is the first time I’ve ever climbed a mountain.

We took the llanberis path because obviously being beginners we were worried about the others! Glad we did!

The walk was beautiful it was a really amazing day, really cool views and it was tough, not gonna lie and I wouldn’t do it again, not gonna lie but I’m glad I did it. We walked up and back down. One thing I would say is that when we got to the top the little cafe and toilets were closed so that was annoying because after so long of walking up we really would have loved a cup of tea or something and to use the toilets. I feel sorry for anyone that needed the toilet mid way hoping there would be one at the top. The train also only went halfway up so we ended up walking back down quite a bit of it to get to the train and then thought well we may as well carry on now which was annoying as we wanted to walk up and train down.

Take lots of snacks. Take lots of drinks. But not too many drinks because there may be no toilets for a long time.
Written June 6, 2024
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1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Climbed with autistic stepson, while on holiday, It was absolutely fantastic, but freezing cold at the top
Do it , because I will be doing It again
Written June 6, 2024
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EuroHampshire
Southampton, UK147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
To stand on top the highest mountain in Wales was an incredible experience. However, although no one can control the weather, an overcast and rainy day meant that we could not see the views that other people have enjoyed. On the other hand, my son has looked at photos and, as he doesn't really like heights, he is quite pleased that he couldn't see his surroundings!!! My only criticism is that the different routes did not seem to clearly signed. A notice in the visitor centre indicated that each route was colour-coded, but we could not see any colour coding on the signs outside. We almost missed the Llanberis path and found ourselves about to descend one of the steeper tracks. As we were carrying a two-year-old in a harness designed for such purposes, this could have proved very difficult if not dangerous had we not realised at the last minute. That is the only reason this review is four rather than five stars.
Written June 5, 2024
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1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
It was nice experience had so much fun the I camo with my family it was really nice and the was not really good but must visit
Written May 29, 2024
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Anthea
Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, Canada11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The views at the top did not compensate for walk that is very difficult. I wished there were handrails. A health person will struggle to get to the top. Athletes only walk.
Written May 26, 2024
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