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Snowdon and Y Lliwedd from Pen-y-pass
Introduction to Walk 1418

Photo from the walk - Snowdon and Y Lliwedd from Pen-y-pass

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Snowdon Crib Goch

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 3020 feet / 915 metres

Grade - mod/hard

This Snowdonia walk starts from Pen-y-Pass and uses the Pyg Track towards the summit of Snowdon. The route then crosses Y Lliwedd to pick up the Miner's Track for the return to the start. Good navigational skills are essential when leaving Snowdon and because of this the walk is recommended for experienced walkers only. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1089
Snowdon by the Pyg and Miner's Tracks from Pen-y-pass
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1216
Y Lliwedd & Snowdon from Pen-y-pass
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1454
Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach from Pen-y-Pass
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1958
The Snowdon Horseshoe
Grade - hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2692
Snowdon via Dinas Mot & Crib Goch from Pen-y-pass
Grade - hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 3002
The Welsh Three-Thousanders
Grade - severe
Length - 31.5 miles / 51.2 km
Walk 3036
Snowdon via Crib Goch from Pen-y-pass
Grade - very hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2122
Cwm Glas from Pen-y-pass
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 3073
Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain and Snowdon
Grade - hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

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3.0 miles / 4.7 km away
Tryfan, the Glyderau and Y Garn
Grade - very hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
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3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
The Traverse of the Glyder Ridge from Ogwen
Grade - hard
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1186
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Y Garn from Ogwen Cottage (Route A)
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 3019
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Y Garn & Carnedd y Filiast from Ogwen Cottage
Grade - hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 3062
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Pen yr Ole Wen from the Ogwen Valley
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 2417
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
A Glyderau trio: Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Tryfan
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1137
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Y Garn from Ogwen Cottage (Route B)
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2680
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
A circuit of Llyn Idwal from Ogwen Cottage
Grade - easy
Length - 2.8 miles / 4.6 km
Walk 1192
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
Yr Aran from Bethania (Route A)
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1103
3.3 miles / 5.3 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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