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Owner description: The highest mountain in Wales (higher than any in England) at 3,560 feet.
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2013

What can I already add to what is written here? I have walked up the mountain several times in the day and once on a summer's night. Amazing views all around and it's always great if you have company along the way. Just always be prepared for every eventuality!

Visited October 2012
Thank Matt B
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Great Mountain to hike”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Done all the paths up to the top. The Watkins trail is by far my favourite. Start off the main road to the South of Snowdon and walk through the forest before turning left into the valley and up the side of Snowdon. Much better than the Pig/Miners.

Visited September 2013
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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“Early Bird”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Brilliant trip by cog railway on a sunny day throughout - lucky. Scout for the cheapest car-parking - vary from £4 to £8 per day within 100 yards. Book train tickets in advance or get there early - very busy with long queues.

Visited September 2013
Thank Richard N
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Up the Pyg and Down the Miners!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

How could it be anything other than excellent? We went out of season, on a weekday and were lucky enough to get one of the last parking spaces at Penn-y-pass at about 10;00am. The day was windy but we had good visibility until about 3/4 of the way up, when the cloud came down, the wind picked up and the rain fell steadily. So we saw precisely nothing at the summit, but it was still very atmospheric. Although I don't approve of cafes at the top of mountains, it made all the difference knowing that walking up into the fog and the rain, we would be able to get under cover and get a hot drink at the top. And surprisingly, I thought the cafe well-designed, efficient and not overly-expensive. We are in our mid-40s and averagely fit (i.e. not very, but not over-weight) and found the walk straight-forward. The Pyg track is very well marked with some very minor scrambles toward the top. The Miners is for the most part also well marked provided you don't miss the turn off from the Pyg on the way down. Take layers, water and energy snacks and wear good boots and you should be OK

Visited September 2013
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“Crib Goch - Not for the faint hearted”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Decided with a friend to tackle Mount Snowden and thought best to do it the hardest way, Crib Goch.

It starts fairly easily along the same path as all the others but soon you come to a Sty with a warning to proceed with caution as it was the Crib Goch route. Boy they weren't wrong.

We were met with at times near vertical climbs on a 3hr exhilarating and treacherous route to the top of Snowden.

We had clouds passing right through our path bringing the temperature down and also producing some strong winds. I'm not going to lie, it was at times pretty scary....However, treated with the respect it deserves, making sure your correctly equipped and having strong will power anybody would be able to complete this route, we spoke to people who were young and old, experienced and novice all of who were making this feat. Crib Goch isn't technically difficult, there are an abundance of foot and hand crevices to make ever the sheerest of climbs very do' able if attempted with a serious mindset.

If you want a nice stroll to the top of Snowden do one of the other paths, if your ready for something a little bit more difficult and your not shy of a little slog then go for Crib Goch

Visited September 2013
3 Thank Ashley C
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