9 miles with a total of 3103’ of ascent.
at the Abbey at 07:15.
to start: 83 miles. Journey time: 135 minutes
facilities at the start.
We will initially
along the very popular Rhyd-Ddu path but when it takes a turn NE, we
continue east, along a much quieter path, to take the Cambrian Way,
to ascend Snowdon
along Clogwyn du. This will involve some very gentle scrambling but
nothing to be concerned about. Towards the top, we will rejoin the
path, for the final push to the top.
Our return will initially
be along the Snowdon Ranger Path but we will leave it at the edge of
access land, for a path, to the starting point.
While most of this route
will be very lightly populated, we can expect crowds at the top. There
opportunity for fine views, throughout, with the section along Clogwyn
being particularly exhilarating, while being safe.
addition to the views we will be walking through the remains of some
which provides some added interest.