Many people will want to have their packed lunch at the summit of Snowdon (‘Yr Wyddfa’), and in good weather with fine visibility there’s nothing better. Even if there’s a cold wind blowing, it’s usually possible to find somewhere on the summit that’s out of the wind.
WHEREVER YOU PICNIC, PLEASE TAKE ALL YOUR PICNIC LITTER BACK DOWN WITH YOU.
Picnickers at the summit
For those who want to picnic elsewhere, either because it’s quieter or because the timing isn’t right for the summit, there are plenty of places on all the paths where it’s easy to find a nice spot just off the path to sit on the grass or on a comfortable rock.
However, when the weather is poor, finding a good picnic spot isn’t so easy. There is very little in the way of shelter on the mountain, so it’s a case of making do with the best that you can find; sometimes you might be lucky enough to find a bit of shelter behind a wall or a large rock.
At the summit, if Hafod Eryri, the summit building, is open, this offers shelter, of course.
However, not everyone who starts out up Snowdon’s paths is intent on making the summit (see ‘shorter walks on the main paths’), and for those people, good picnic spot destinations include:
- the Halfway House café, 2½ miles up the Llanberis Path
- the waterfalls, 1 mile up the Watkin Path
- Llyn Llydaw, 1½ miles up the Miners’ Track
- Glaslyn lake, 3 miles up the Miners’ Track
Please note that the lighting of fires and barbecues is not allowed anywhere on Snowdon. Aside from anything else, you would need the permission of the landowner first.