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Owner description: The highest mountain in Wales (higher than any in England) at 3,560 feet.
Reviewed August 18, 2012

We walked up Snowdon on the path from Llanberis on a beautifully clear August day with our 11 and 6 year old children - it took 3.5 hours. The walk was lovely and not too difficult for the kids and we did welcome the Halfway House cafe to pick up more drinks & snacks along the way.
Beautiful views, especially at the top - we were lucky to have picked a clear day for the trip.
We planned to take the railway back down but like a few other people have mentioned you can't buy single tickets on the train. So we took our chances on stand-by seats, which we were lucky to get at 5.30pm when there would have only been two further trains down that day. In hindsight, I wouldn't recommend leaving it so late in the day to reach the top of the mountain and be hoping for a seat on the train back down.
Overall, it was a beautiful day on Mount Snowdon....

3  Thank Twickenham_family
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

WIth multiple routes to the summit, this is an excellent first mountain to hike up. Take a map, warm clothes for the summit and a few quid for a cup of tea at the top.

Word of advise..if the summit train isn't running, don't go up. It's means the weather is truely awful.

1  Thank Tango555
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We came to Wales knowing we wanted to walk up Snowdon,we were here for the week so kept an eye on the weather forcast.It was poor all week so decided to go for it on a day when winds were only 40mpph forcast!!!!
Now I am no Kate Moss and with a teenager and eleven yr old it did cross my mind I may have set my goal too high.Anyhow off we set, map compass foil blanket food and water all in check,waterproofs windproofs and extra layers ,check.Walking boots check..inhalers for 2 asthmatics, check....the tarmac path up the llanberis path was steep....then it was good up to the so called half way house...the second half is a different story, much steeper after the second bridge, lashing with rain freezing and wind against us.I cant belive how idiotic some people are in jueans t shirts and trainers!!!!!
Finally legs on fire and inhalers well used we got to the top, could not see a thing but the achievment was enough.Stunning views on the way down.The whole family really enjoyed it.Well worth the effort but please go prepared and take your litter home with you.

1  Thank Caroline S
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

You can walk up Snowdon from Llanberis. The path is the longest but the most gradual - so it avoides the really steep climbs of the Pyg Track or the Ranger's Path although there are some quite challenging parts towards the top. Half way up there is a delightful tea room and at the top of Snowdon there is a busy and quite expensive cafe. We walked up with our ten year old daughter on a summer's day in August. It took us three hours to walk up (with a picnic stop) but only one and three quarter hours for me to walk down.

Remember that the weather can change suddenly, and that it is likely to be much colder and windier at the top - do not attempt this walk without PROPER FOOTWARE (Walking shoes or boots - no flip flops, light shoes or cheap trainers) and a bag containing: PLENTY OF WATER, light WIND/WATER PROOF coats and an extra latyer of clothing. In the summer put on suncream - you are very exposed to sun and wind. Allow plenty of time - about six hours for the whole trip.

It is possible to walk up and get the train down. To do this you have to queue up at the top, the station master will fill any empty seats on a first come first served basis. There are usually between 2 and 6 splaces on each train. My wife and daughter took this option and managed to get the second train - the tickets down were £18 and £15.

It's a great feeling to get to the top and the view is especialy rewarding - however it is rare to get the full view to the sea - more likely is that you will barely be able to see your hand in front of your face.

12  Thank Richard F
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

hi everyone, myself and my wife took six children between the ages of 14 to 16yr olds to the summit. bearing in mind that these kids are all exspelled from school and are quite hype. one girl woud,nt wear hiking boots because they wer,nt fasionable enough . haha. the track we took was the pygg track which is the easiest track . ive climed snowdon a few times so im no novice. the track has some steep edges and be prepared to use your hands in some places. we all made the summit but the girls had to get the train down which cost 18 pounds one way. plus you arent guaranteed a place so you might have to wait a few hours. the treck down is as complicated as the accend.you are also in a good chance of rain so be prepared. once above the clouds its ok. we set of at 9am and got back to the car park at 430pm. the car park charges 10pounds for 4hrs and over.5pounds for under knowing you will take longer. i dont want to put people off. we passed all age groups from a lady who was 78 to a little boy who was 7. loads of dogs doing it aswell.my advice is take your time and get down before dark. give yourself a 10 hr window and youll do fine. good luck... paul.

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