Routes Wales CaernarfonBetws Garmon
Mount Snowdon

Betws Garmon, Caernarfon, Wales

Mount Snowdon

Length9.6 mi
Elev. Gain3198 ft
Est. Steps22000
Created by Debbie
Mount Snowdon is a 9.7 mile (22,000-step) route located near Betws Garmon, Caernarfon, Wales. This route has an elevation gain of about 3198 ft and is rated as hard. Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App.

Afon Colwyn

The Afon Colwyn (English: River Colwyn) is a small river in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, a tributary of the Afon Glaslyn. It has its source on the south-western flank of Snowdon. It first flows west to cross the A4085 Caernarfon to Beddgelert road at Pont Cae'r Gors just south of Rhyd Ddu, then flows south parallel to the A4085 to Beddgelert.

Garnedd Ugain

Garnedd Ugain, often referred to as "Crib-y-Ddysgl", is a mountain in Wales that forms part of the Snowdon Massif. It is the second highest peak in Wales, and lies just under one kilometre north of the summit of Snowdon itself.It is part of the Snowdon Horseshoe route, being linked to Crib Goch via the col at Bwlch Coch, and to Snowdon summit via the col at Bwlch Glas.

Clogwyn Du'r Arddu

Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈklɔɡwɨ̞n ˈdɨːr ˈarðɨ̞]), on the north flank of Snowdon, is considered by many to be one of the best climbing cliffs in Britain. It is north-facing and comparatively remote (700 m (2,300 ft) above sea level). It lends its name to Clogwyn station on the Snowdon Mountain Railway which overlooks it.


Rhyd Ddu (Welsh for Black Ford) is a small village in Snowdonia, North Wales which is a starting point for walks up Snowdon (via the Rhyd Ddu Path), Moel Hebog, Yr Aran and the Nantlle Ridge.It lies on the A4085 between Beddgelert and Caernarfon, at its junction with the B4418 to Nantlle and Penygroes.


Llechog is a top of Garnedd Ugain on the Snowdon massif in Wales. It is the top of a long crest of cliffs that start in Llanberis and finishes on Garnedd Ugain. The nearby Clogwyn Station is a stop of the Snowdon mountain railway. The summit is a rocky peak sitting out from cliffs which fall steeply down to the Nant Peris valley.


Snowdon (; Welsh: Yr Wyddfa, pronounced [ər ˈwɪðva]) is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. It is located in Snowdonia National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri) in Gwynedd. It is the busiest mountain in the United Kingdom and the third most visited attraction in Wales, with 582,000 people visiting annually.

Welsh Highland Railway

The Welsh Highland Railway (WHR) or Rheilffordd Eryri is a 25-mile (40.2 km) long, restored 1 ft 11 1⁄2 in (597 mm) narrow gauge heritage railway in the Welsh county of Gwynedd, operating from Caernarfon to Porthmadog, and passing through a number of popular tourist destinations including Beddgelert and the Aberglaslyn Pass.

Rhyd Ddu railway station

Rhyd Ddu is a station on the narrow gauge Welsh Highland Railway, which was built in 1881 as the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways Moel Tryfan Undertaking to carry dressed slate to Dinas Junction on the LNWR. It has also previously been named both "Snowdon" and "South Snowdon"."Rhyd Ddu" is Welsh for "Black Ford".

Summit (SMR) railway station

Summit is the southern, upper terminus of the Snowdon Mountain Railway, located within yards of the summit of Snowdon.The line starts in the valley bottom at Llanberis at an altitude of 353 ft (108 m). Summit station stands at 3,493 feet (1,065 m), 68 feet (21 metres) below the summit of the mountain, to which it is connected by a short stepped path.

Bwlch Main

Route Details


9.6 mi

Elev. Gain

3198 ft

Est. Steps

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