Other paths & routes on Snowdon

Whilst most people are happy to keep to the six main paths up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), other options are available for more experienced walkers:

  • The Horns – a different, mostly grassy route between Bwlch y Moch (on the Pyg Track) and Pen y Pass.
  • Crib Goch – a ridge walk/scramble, linking to the summit via Carnedd Ugain; not for the inexperienced.
  • Y Lliwedd – the southern half of the Snowdon Horseshoe, which can be used as a different ascent from Llyn Llydaw on the Miners’ Track up to the summit, joining the final part of the Watkin Path.
  • The Snowdon Horseshoe – a challenging loop from Pen y Pass, combining Crib Goch, the summit and Y Lliwedd; not for the inexperienced.
  • The Gribin – a ridge walk/scramble, linking Glaslyn on the Miners’ Track to Bwlch y Saethau on the Watkin Path; not for the inexperienced.
  • The Southern Horseshoe – a challenging loop from Pont Bethania (at the bottom of the Watkin Path) combining Y Lliwedd, the summit and the South Ridge.
  • The Maesgwm Round – a 12-mile loop from Llanberis, taking in the Llanberis Path, most of the Snowdon Ranger Path, and Maesgwm.
  • The North-West Ridge – a challenging approach to the summit from Llanberis, combining 4 minor peaks and the Snowdon Ranger Path.

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