Which is the best path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)?
There are 6 main paths up Snowdon, and all of them are different, with various pros and cons, depending on your experience and what you want to get out of your walk.
The path which is best for you (easiest? safest? most accessible? most scenic?) might not be the best for someone else.
The Llanberis Path, for instance, is regarded as being the easiest and the safest of the paths, but it is not necessarily the most scenic, which is what some walkers might prefer.
You can get all the information you need about the paths by clicking on the comparing the paths tab and then looking at the individual paths in more detail.
One factor to consider is where you are travelling to Snowdon from, and whether you will be wanting to find somewhere to park, or whether you’ll be using the Sherpa buses. If, for instance, you are staying near Llanberis or Capel Curig, then the paths on that side of the mountain (Llanberis, Pyg and Miners) will perhaps be ‘best’ for you. If, on the other hand, you are staying somewhere like the Llŷn Peninsula, then the paths on the western side of Snowdon (Rhyd Ddu and Snowdon Ranger) might be ‘best’.
This website will also give you information and answers to every aspect of planning a walk up Snowdon, from where to park, which path to take, toilets, the weather, what to wear and take, fitness, safety, and so much more.
The Intersection, where the Pyg Track and Miners’ Track meet