Mount Snowdon

Travel high above the clouds on foot or by train and visit the peak of the tallest mountain in Wales.

Choose your path and climb to the peak of spectacular Mount Snowdon. From the summit, see several parts of the British Isles, with glimpses of Ireland and England. Even Scotland is visible on a clear day.

At 3,560 feet (1,085 meters) above sea level, Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and the tallest in the U.K. south of the Scottish Highlands.

If you’re a climber or hiker, choose from six paths to the top of varying difficulty. Llanberis Path is the easiest and Watkin Path is the most challenging. You’ll be rewarded with differing scenery depending on which path you take, with mountain lakes and waterfalls as well as sweeping panoramic views to enjoy. Whichever path you take, be sure to wear appropriate footwear and bring water and supplies.

If you don’t feel like the climb, you can still enjoy the best of the scenery by taking the train. The Snowdon Mountain Railway will transport you from the bottom to the top and back again. It was built by the Victorians and opened in 1896. The railway is only open during summer months. Note that travel is subject to customer demand and the weather. You must return on the same train that you arrived on to avoid being left on the peak.

However you choose to reach Mount Snowdon's summit, you’ll arrive at Hafod Eryri, the visitor center. Buy a drink or light lunch and view the exhibits on mountaineering. Learn about the first people to climb the mountain and the unique environment around Mount Snowdon.

Be sure to allow plenty of time to get back down the mountain. Go the way you came or choose another route to enjoy a different set of views. Treat yourself to a delicious meal in a local pub when you reach the bottom.

The paths up Mount Snowdon are open year-round, but can be affected by severe weather such as snow and gales, especially during the winter. Check the weather forecast before you come to enjoy the mountain at its best.


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