Before the first mile of the Pyg Track was made, from Pen y Pass to Bwlch y Moch, the “upper track” went over the Horns.
The Horns, seen from Llyn Llydaw on the Miners’ Track
This is a fine, undulating route over the grassy tops, coming down onto the Miners’ Track just 250m from Pen y Pass. For much of its length (from the Bwlch y Moch end on the Pyg Track) it follows the fence line, which was also at one time a Parliamentary boundary line.
The route offers good views over Llyn Llydaw and the Horseshoe (the photo on the title page of this website was taken from the Horns).
It is recommended to do this route from Bwlch y Moch down to Pen y Pass, rather than in reverse.
The Horns route (in red). The upper green route is the Pyg Track. The lower green route is an old path which no longer exists. (Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2023)