Snowdon webcam

There is currently no webcam at the top of Snowdon itself. If there were, it would be of great benefit to walkers wishing to know the current conditions.

At the moment the best we can offer are these two:

  • The National Park have a webcam on their website. This updates every 10 minutes and shows Snowdon from some miles away. View it here.
  • There is a webcam at Lodge Dinorwig, high above Llanberis, and as the crow flies it’s 6 miles (9.5km) from the summit. However, the images are often not up to date. View it here.

(There used to be an excellent webcam at Plas y Brenin in Capel Curig, looking down the valley towards the Snowdon Horseshoe, but this is no longer running.)

A sample from the National Park webcam

Setting up a webcam on the summit is periodically discussed, and although a broadband connection isn’t needed (there’s a good 4G signal at the summit), it is likely that once the fibre link is completed (it currently reaches Halfway House and the cable is laid up to Clogwyn) a webcam will become a reality.

It would likely be mounted on the roof of Hafod Eryri, the summit building, However, it will have to be independently powered, probably by solar panel.

Rest assured that as soon as a summit webcam is up and running, we’ll make sure that you’re the first to know.

Although not of Snowdon, the following two webcams might also give you an idea of conditions locally, including cloudbase:

  • The University of London Mountaineering Club have a webcam showing Tryfan in the Ogwen Valley. View it here.
  • The Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team also have a webcam of the Ogwen Valley. View it here.

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