Climb Snowdon

It’s the place where the giant Rhitta Gawr was slain by the legend King Arthur and one of the very few places in the world where you can find the rare flower, The Snowdon Lily. Snowdon is a beautiful place to visit full of history and at 1085 meters it may seem daunting. But, it’s one of the most accessible mountains in Britain, considering there is a train that goes to the top. Snowdon was the first place I visited in Snowdonia and I was pleasantly surprised by how mountainous it was, funnily enough. I was use to the gentle slopes of the Peak District, which are absolutely beautiful in their own right.

Edmund Hillary, along with his trusted Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, were the first people to successfully climb Everest. They used Snowdon and the surrounded area to train and to test equipment before going on to more treacherous places.

Snowdon towers over Llanberis village and from the top you can see over Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire, Anglesey and on a really good day, even Ireland.

There are many routes up Snowdon, 6 in fact. We have the Snowdon Rangers Path, PYG Track, Miners’ Track, Watkin Path, Rhyd-Ddu Path or the Llanberis Path.

 

 

Tarns from Snowdon by Andy Pearce licensed under CC by 2.0