– Snowdon | MiniMap uses Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Scale mapping to bring you a walking map that will be very familiar to you.
– Pocket Sized | MiniMap Folds down to a handy A6 size and fits in your pocket making it the most convenient & easy to carry printed map out there.
– Mapping 1:50,000 Scale Mapping
– The map covers an area of 14km x 12.5km – Perfect for day trips.
– MiniMaps are printed on ‘Rite in the Rain’ Waterproof paper. This is made from a water resistant substrate which repels water and is NOT a lamination.
– This map covers many of the routes up Snowdon
Snowdon is 1085 metres high and has many paths with varying difficulty that lead you up to the peak.
The varying routes to the top of Snowdon have different degrees of challenge, but are all stunning routes with beautiful views. The Llanberis path and the Ranger track are considered the easiest way to the top, however Rhyd-Ddu and the Pyg track routes are also a very popular. The Snowdon Horseshoe is a much more difficult and should only be tackled by experienced walkers.
Pyg Track Route:
The most popular route is the Pyg track or Miners Track which leaves from he Pen-y-Pass car park. After departing from the higher level area of the car park, you begin onto a tarmac track. When you reach a large upright stone you have joined onto the Miners Track. A second upright stone should then follow at the base of the final ascent marking several paths. The route is 5.5km and is one of the busiest routes up the mountain.
Snowdon Ranger Track:
This is the oldest and most gentle paths up Snowdon. It is considered to have one of the most stunning views and is a quieter route. As you ascend the path curves around the sheer-sided cirque that lulls the waters of Llyn Du’r Arddu, before joining four other routes leading you straight to the summit. This route is 6km and is one of the quieter routes up the mountain.
This route is very popular and is the easiest route.The route affords fantastic views and if your timing is right you can even stop at the cafe half way up! The walk is steady from the bottom and then it hits a proper climb at Allt Moses after which it steady’s up all the way to the summit. This route is 7km and is very popular.
The Snowdon Horseshoe
This is a narrow and high route. Expect to have to use your hands in places. It shares its start with the Pyg Track before taking a sharp turn right – vertically – at Bwlch y Moch (Pass of Pigs) to Crib Goch. this path is extremely narrow and with the very steep drop and view down Llyn Llydaw, it is not for the faint-hearted. Once throguh this part of the walk the path connects to one of the more popular and steadier paths; the Miners Track. This route is 12km and should only be chosen by very experienced hill walkers with a love for heights.