Snowdon Guided Walk
Fancy Climbing A Mountain?
If “climbing a mountain” is on your bucket list, then there's no better way to climb England and Wales's highest mountain than with a friendly group of people, led by an experienced walk leader.
All of our walks are lead by qualified Walk Leaders, all of who are first aid trained and will carry suitable first aid kits for peace of mind for your adventure. They will be there to look after the navigation, leaving you to focus on the walk, the views and making new friends with your walking companions.
Having a walk leader along for the day is also a great way to offer support and encouragement to those who may need that extra bit of support to reach their goal.
DURATION OF EVENT
This is a one-day event, although you can easily make it into a weekend event if you so wish.
We will meet at the YHA Pen-Y-Pass hostel for a full breakfast at 8am (optional). At 9.15am we will then have a full briefing in the Pen-Y-Pass car park before heading off on the Pyg track.
The walk from start to finish will take between 5-7 hours depending on the group.
Parking at Pen-Y-Pass is £10 per day and there are limited spaces, so you will either need to arrive very early, or you can use the park and ride at Nant Peris service for £2. Click here for timetables.
In summary, we will be walking up the PYG Track and descend down The Miners track.
You’ll begin the day walk by meeting your Adventure Geek Walk Leaders and the rest of the group in Pen-Y-Pass car park (or the YHA if you decide to join us for breakfast), where we’ll have a brief run-through of the weather, check everyone’s got the right kit, and then set off!
Did you know…The PYG Track starts at the highest point that roads reach on Snowdon, so you’ll already be above 300 metres when we start.
The PYG Track – going up!
The PYG track is both the shortest walking route up Snowdon and the one that involves the least amount of ascent. Despite this, the PYG Track is not the easiest path up as it can be steep and rocky in places but the paths are generally very good all the way. The PYG Track is only 3.41 miles in length and involves around 800m of ascent. We should complete the climb to the summit in 3-4 hours, where we will be rewarded by a hot cup of something in the Snowdon Cafe!
The views of Snowdon along the PYG Track are among the best of any route up. The PYG is also one of the busiest routes up, hence we are starting fairly early.
The Miners Track – going down
We actually start our descent in the same way that we came up, via the PYG Track, but the path splits and we join The Miner’s Track a short while after we set off.
The Miner’s Track is regarded as one of the easier walks on the mountain, although there are still a few areas where caution is advised. Once we join The Miners Track you will find that you get time to enjoy the waterfalls, and the winding path around the lakes and back down to the car park. The descent should take us no more than three hours.
NEED TO KNOW
Adventure Geek Walks are open to anyone over the age of 10. However, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Food & Drink
Please note we do not supply any food or drinks for this day walk, you will need to bring your own packed lunch etc. Please note although there is a cafe on the summit this is not always open and on a summers day it can be so busy that we are not able to go in. If you are staying at the YHA in Pen-Y-Pass then I suggest ordering their packed lunch when booking.
I am afraid dogs are not allowed on this trip, unless they are registered assistance dogs.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.
Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.
By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.
Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.
Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.
Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal remains your responsibility throughout your walk. On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.