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Snowdon via the Watkin Path & South Ridge
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Photo from the walk - Snowdon via the Watkin Path & South Ridge

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Snowdon Crib Goch

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 3400 feet / 1030 metres

Time - 7 hours 20 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

This Snowdonia walk approaches Snowdon from the south using the Watkin Path. The scenery throughout this walk is impressive and the route is quieter than other ascents of Snowdon. The return is down the South Ridge. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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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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