Is Snowdon always open?

A sheep at the summit

Snowdonia National Park (‘Eryri’) isn’t like American parks which have opening hours or set entrances. Access is free and it’s open all year round, 24/7.

There’s no need to book to walk on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) or anywhere else in the National Park. The paths on Snowdon  are Rights of Way, which means that they are open 24/7, day and night.

Races on the mountain can include any of the six main paths, and do. Note that no paths are closed, even if there is a race on, which is actually fairly frequently. This includes the International Snowdon Race up and down the Llanberis Path in mid-July.

However, sometimes weather conditions on the mountain can be such that going up is not advised (e.g. strong winds, torrential rain, lightning, snow and ice), though nobody will actually stop you.


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