The start of the Miners’ Track at Pen y Pass
The Snowdon Walks app (Ap Llwybrau’r Wyddfa) has been designed by the Snowdonia National Park Authority, together with partners who are responsible for the on-the-ground management of the mountain. This includes the mountain rescue teams.
The simple-to-use GPS-enabled app covers the 6 main paths to the summit, with detailed route maps (Google maps, rather than O.S.) that show all the paths, and track your progress and location as you walk. It works off-line, so no internet or phone signal is required when using the app on the mountain. Each map also includes contour information so you can look out for steeper sections on the path or hazardous sections nearby.
The bilingual app also contains a wealth of information about what you’re seeing as you pass particular points on the paths, and there is also general advice on walking on the mountain.
However, bear in mind that running any app on your phone will contribute to draining the battery, and although this app doesn’t use much power, we would nevertheless suggest that you only turn it on intermittently. (You should, of course, be starting out with a fully charged battery, with preferably a spare power pack too.) If you can, you should also carry a hard copy of a map (details of the O.S. map here).
The app costs £1.79, and quite frankly it’s worth every penny. It has recently been updated.