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 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.
- Hafod Eryri, the summit building, is now closed for the winter.
- If you’re coming in a car, you’ll need to find a car park.
- If you’re new to mountain walking, you should read this page for first-timers.
- If you’re bringing a large group you should read this.