Snowdon – Help needed.
Snowdon as a mountain was a bit boring imo. I’ve done a few mountains (walking and cycling) and was just a little unimpressed by snowdon in comparison to the lakes mountains. There might be better routes around there (I love walking through forest for eg) so not necessarily up the mountain but I don’t know the area well enough to advise. don’t forget the voluntary ban on bikes is now in effect.Posted 4 years ago
Is there still a voluntary ban on bikes during certain times and certain months?
Campsites: two on the A5 to the right of Llyn Ogwen. Gwern Gof Uchaf – very boggy and one bog and no shower. Gwern Gof Isaf – slightly better. But neither of them within walking distace of a pub.
Better one at GR 648525. Could even do Snowdon from this camp site but I’ve never tried it.
Or there’s plenty of YHAs. But I can’t stand them and their pissed on bog seats. And it’s half term.Posted 4 years agodirtydogMember
We usually stay at Llyn Gwynant campsite, if you fancy a long walk the Watkin Path starts at the end of the lake. They’re ok with fires and canoe hire is available.
Hopefully we’ll be there this weekend 😀
If you want to get away from the crowds then try the Llyn Cowlyd loop.Posted 4 years agoMoolyMember
Hi there.Posted 4 years ago
Thinking about heading over to Snowdon at the weekend and wanted some advice on campsites, routes etc.
Heading over after conference in Kettering on Friday night so will have a big walk up the hill on Saturday, route recommendations welcome, and then head home to Exeter via ?Afan? other suggestions welcome? for some biking on the Sunday.
If anyone has knowledge and experience of climbing Snowdon I’m all ears.
OP, you don’t say what sort of stuff you’ve done before but, erring on the side of caution, I’d definitely google photos of some of the routes being suggested – if you’re not into using your hands on rock and/or exposure, you could really struggle on Crib Goch or Tryfan.
Otherwise, Glyder Fach – Glyder Fawr – Y Garn is a good shout as Snowdon on its own is pretty dullPosted 4 years agochrisdwSubscriber
Yep, probably worth having a go at the horseshoe, but its quite a long route with a fair bit of ridge style scrambling.
But Snowdon does get very busy and I tend to avoid unless its in winter conditions or for a quick evening ride in the summer. Down just before dark.
Some quieter walks include Moel Siabod via the Daear Ddu ridge (South face), along the ridge at the top and back down.
Cnicht is a good one. Not well known but very nice. Walk from the valley to the west (Nanmor I believe) up to the summit. Then head north along the ridge and back down.Posted 4 years agorudebwoyMember
going to warm and sunny this weekend, that means more folk will be out doing their ting– so for me i would avoid snowdon and its queues, there are plenty of other great routes– you could do the nantlle ridge–using the sherpa bus to avoid circular walks, great little service, willstop anywhere on route– nantlle gives spectacular views, a bit of exposure but no crowds– you can start the nantlle end and finish in the pub in rhyd ddu , bus back to beddgelert/llanberis/waunfawr/capel –whatever.
The Carneddau range are also great, much less crowded than the glyders or eryri– but have great high level walking– the bible for the scrambler is Steve ashton’s Scrambles in Snowdonia– top routes, easy to follow– the llech ddu spur in the carneddau is one of my favs’ –great scramble that takes you almostto thesummit of Carnedd Dafydd–but there are many you can pick …..one thing you have plenty of choice–its not all about one mountain—Posted 4 years ago
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