Do’s and Don’ts

Here’s a summary of what you should and shouldn’t do on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa).

DO …

Follow the National Park’s countryside code:
  • Put your dog on a lead when in the vicinity of livestock.
  • Help reduce mountain erosion by keeping to the path (it’s also safer).
  • Take your litter home, including food waste.
  • Leave gates as you find them, or follow any directions. (Most gates on Snowdon are meant to be closed.)
  • Take care not to harm plants and wildlife.
  • Be considerate of other walkers.
  • Follow any directions or signage.


(We don’t want to be killjoys, but this is how it is.)

Please …

    • Don’t drop litter, including fruit peel and skins.
    • Don’t leave dog poo in bags.
    • Don’t leave any kind of graffiti.
    • Don’t move rocks and stones around, including adding to cairns.
    • Don’t leave plaques or memorials at the summit.
    • Don’t be anti-social.
    • Don’t play loud music.
    • Don’t light BBQs or open fires.
    • Don’t wild camp without permission from the landowner.
    • Don’t fly drones without permission from the landowner, and please follow the rules. You can read more about the law and the Park’s policy here.

For issues relating to access, or permission to do these or other things on the mountain, contact the S.N.P.A. Access Officer, Peter Rutherford, on 01766 772258 or by email:

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