Snowdon from Llanberis

  • Distance

    9 miles

    Equivalent of walking up the Eiffel Tower 45 times

  • Duration

    6 hours

  • Difficulty


  • Terrain

    High moorland walking, with steep climbs and descents

  • OS grid reference


  • Calories burned


    Enough for a full English

Route Info

Llanberis Path is the longest and easiest of the six main paths to the summit of Snowdon. It is also the most popular, which means it can be pretty crowded during the peak season.

The path runs alongside the Snowdon Mountain Railway, which was opened in 1896. Before the railway arrived, tourists were carried up the path on ponies and mules, and it continues to be a pony path to this day.

Along the way you can enjoy magnificent views of Moel Cynghorion, Moel Eilio, Cwm Brwynog and the Snowdon Horseshoe, and, of course, stunning views over Llanberis itself.

Kit List

  • Good quality walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Rucksack
  • Survival bag
  • First aid kit
  • Multi-tool
  • Extra food
  • Head torch
  • A mule for when you get a little tired!

Did you know?

Snowdon was used by Edmund Hillary when he was training for his Mount Everest expedition.

Route Highlight

Look out for three of the four railway stations: Halfway Station, Clogwyn Station and Snowdon Summit Station. (A slight detour will lead you to the fourth: Hebron Station.)

Where to stop

The Penceunant Tea Rooms is an excellent refreshment stop at the end of a long trek, with some great local beers on offer.