Not everyone who walks on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is intent on getting to the summit, and indeed there are many who cannot do such a walk.
If you just want a short, easy walk on Snowdon, we would suggest the first 2 miles of the Miners’ Track, which after the initial slope is fairly level. (Although the Llanberis Path is regarded as the easiest, the first ⅔ mile on the tarmac lane is particularly steep, making it unsuitable.)
Other suggestions for shorter walks using the bottom sections of the main paths can be found here.
Note that the only one of the main paths which has a stile is the Pyg Track (at Bwlch y Moch, a mile from the start).
There are also some suitable routes at the foot of Snowdon, which form part of the proposed Snowdon Circular.
For those to whom mobility is an issue, the National Park have a ‘tramper’ for free hire. The tramper is a specially designed, all-terrain mobility scooter; it’s very robust, with light, accurate steering and tailored suspension, making it easy to handle and comfortable to ride on.
The Tramper on Lôn Gwyrfai near Beddgelert (© SNPA)
On Snowdon the Tramper can be used only on the Miners’ Track for the first couple of miles up to Llyn Llydaw; the other paths simply aren’t suitable.
The Tramper can be hired by anyone who has difficulty walking because of a mobility impairment. (You’ll have a brief test-drive first.)
The Tramper is not kept at Snowdon, so has to be booked 4 weeks in advance to allow for delivery and timetabling.
You can read more about the Tramper here.
To enquire about using it, please contact:
Etta Trumper, the S.N.P.A.’s Volunteer and Well-Being Officer
Telephone: 01766 772 215 / 07584 443 919