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The Snowdon Horseshoe
Introduction to Walk 1958

Photo from the walk - The Snowdon Horseshoe

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Snowdon Crib Goch

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 3800 feet / 1152 metres

Time - 7 hours 30 minutes

Grade - hard

The classic horseshoe walk in Snowdonia. Starting from Pen-y-Pass the route includes Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon and Y Lliwedd. It is not for beginners and should be treated with respect. 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 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 1418
Snowdon and Y Lliwedd from Pen-y-pass
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 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

Other walks nearby

Walk 2650
3.0 miles / 4.7 km away
Tryfan, the Glyderau and Y Garn
Grade - very hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1088
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
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
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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