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Snowdon by Rhyd-Ddu and Snowdon Ranger Paths
Introduction to Walk 2729

Photo from the walk - Snowdon by Rhyd-Ddu and Snowdon Ranger Paths

Nat Park - Snowdonia

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 3300 feet / 1000 metres

Grade - mod/hard

Snowdonia walk to Snowdon's summit using the Rhyd-Ddu and Snowdon Ranger Paths. This is a route for the connoisseur avoiding many of the crowds that are attracted to Snowdon's summit. The paths are generally easy to follow and provide excellent views throughout. Choose a fine day to fully appreciate the mountain scenery. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

Maps   Ordnance Survey Logo   Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL17Sheet Map1:25kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Explorer OL17Digital Map1:25kBUY MAP
Ordnance Survey Landranger 115Sheet Map1:50kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Landranger 115Digital Map1:50kBUY MAP
A-Z SnowdoniaAtlas1:25kBUY ATLAS

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Walks from the same start

Walk 2590
Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd Ddu (Route A)
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2797
Yr Aran and Snowdon from Rhyd-Ddu
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 3509
Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd Ddu (Route B)
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.3 miles / 13.4 km
Walk 3198
Snowdon via the South Ridge & Rhyd-ddu Path
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1951
Mynydd Mawr from Rhyd-Ddu
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2150
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Llyn Dinas and Cwm Bychan from Beddgelert
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2560
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Moel Hebog, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Lefn from Beddgelert
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1799
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Moel Hebog from Beddgelert
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1988
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Beddgelert, Moel Hebog, Meol yr Ogof & Moel Lefn
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km
Walk 3074
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Mynydd Sygun from Beddgelert
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km
Walk 3231
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Moel Hebog, Meol yr Ogof and Moel Lefn from Beddgelert
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km
Walk 1426
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Aberglaslyn and Cwm Bychan from Beddgelert
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.8 miles / 9.3 km
Walk 1427
3.1 miles / 4.9 km away
Craflwyn circular, near Beddgelert
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 1192
3.7 miles / 5.9 km away
Yr Aran from Bethania (Route A)
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1103
3.7 miles / 5.9 km away
Snowdon & Cwm Llan horseshoe
Grade - very hard
Length - 13.0 miles / 21.1 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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