The Snowdon Circular route

The Snowdon Circular – or Circuit – (‘Cylchdaith yr Wyddfa’) is a proposed, partly completed, circular, low-level recreational route around the base of the massif, which will link car parks, campsites and settlements. This will improve accessibility to all parts of the mountain and increase flexibility between routes on the mountain.

Where possible, existing Rights of Way are being used, but in places it will be necessary to create some new paths to link up the network of existing paths and bridleways. When completed it will measure some 26 miles (42km) in length.

Part of the path between Pen y Pass and Beddgelert

This new route is currently being delivered by the S.N.P.A. in partnership with National Resources Wales, the Snowdonia Society and Gwynedd Council. On land owned by the National Trust, it is they who are undertaking the work.

Some sections have already been completed, such as the route from Pen y Pass to Beddgelert (Lôn Gwynant), the route between Beddgelert and Rhyd Ddu (Lôn Gwyrfai) and the route from the Snowdon Ranger Path to Llanberis (Llwybr Bwlch Maesgwm).

The permissive roadside path from Pen y Pass down the Llanberis Path to the Cromlech lay-by (1½ miles) is also now completed, and will eventually go as far as Nant Peris. This is shown on the OpenStreetMap, marked as ‘Cylchdaith yr Wyddfa’.

Some sections, however, still need a good deal of work to complete or upgrade them, such as the Rhyd Ddu to Snowdon Ranger link.

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