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Owner description: The highest mountain in Wales (higher than any in England) at 3,560 feet.
Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

When i went there the only problam was that we went it wasn't that of a nice day so you couldn't see a thing on the train.If you love walking you maybe would want to walk to the top.However if you are not a big fan of walking you can take the train.Thankfully there is a big cafe and a little shop if you are cold or tired.That's even at the top of snowdon.Would recommend to go on a nice day

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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Outstanding natural experience. Went up from Wern on the track adjacent to the Mountain Railway, which was challenging but not too hard. Came down via the Pyg and Miners tracks - these are definitely descent only paths unless you are really quite fit and nimble.

However, the views of Mount Snowdon are so much more impressive from this side (the Miners' Track side).

The beauty of going up the way we did is the Halfway House, a small cafe that is a welcome sight, even if it is only for a quick pitstop.

2  Thank LorenzoVisentin
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

I came to Gwynedd,in October, primarily to climb Snowdon but also to see some of the fabulous scenery in Snowdonia National Park. From my research the Llanberis Path to the summit seemed most 'doable' given the time of year and the likilihood of rain.
I picked up the path near the mountain railway station in Llanberis and began climbing almost immediately. The path was fairly good for the first few kilometres but began to kick up as I got past the halfway point. A mountain biker rode up behind me at one point following the same path. The path was getting very steep and rocky at that point so he dismounted for a while and we walked and talked until he could get on his way again.
About three quarters of the way from the top the mist descended and it began to rain. I finally reached the top after about 2 hours and 40 minutes walking. There was a train waiting at the station. I had been told that there was not always seats available to come back down so I made a quick enquiry and was lucky to get the last seat on that train. A wonderful experience overall.
There is a great little pub/cafe at the beginning of the climb called 'Pen Ceunant'. Stop in and say, "Hi", to the owner, Stefan, he'll make you feel at home.
Last thought, it's far easier on the knees to walk UP and train down than vice versa.

5  Thank cymro1949
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

the train ride takes about 1 hour and was very wet but well worth it when we went you even got wet when on the train as the rain was going side ways when we got to the top you could not see a lot but it was well worth it but the train is not cheap

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Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Myself and a friend climbed Mount Snowdon last month for charity. We choose the Llanberis path as it is the easiest route but the longest ay approx 9 miles. The first half of the climb was very easy but the 2nd half is definately harder. When we got to tgr top the views were amazing but the summit was so busy!! You could see for miles and even see the coast!! The plinth at the top was so crowded and actually very dangerous a people were pushing to get to touch the plinth. Overall this was an amazing experience and something I would love to do again!!!

5  Thank davies2010
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