Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa

Area:Snowdon
County:Gwynedd
Country:Wales
Classification:Furth, Welsh 3000, Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also County Top - Administrative, County Top - Historic, County Top - Current County and Unitary Authority, Sim, and Tump)
Height:1085m
Maps:OL17(W) Explorer or 115 Landranger
Grid Ref:SH609543         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:trig point/view indicator
Daylight:dawn 07:21, sunrise 07:56, sunset 18:04, dusk 18:40
External links:Wikipedia

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The Snowdon Massif from Glyder Fawr
The Snowdon Massif from Glyder Fawr


Snowdon, or in Welsh, Yr Wyddfa is the highest mountain in Wales and the highest point in the British Isles outside Scotland1.

The summit can be reached by a variety of well-known routes and it can also be reached via the Snowdon Mountain Railway, a steam hauled rack and pinion railway opened in 1896 which carries passengers 7.6 km from Llanberis to the summit station. The summit also houses a visitor centre called Hafod Eryri, built in 2006 to replace one built in the 1930s, which offers food and drink and also has toilets.

  1. But not the second highest mountain in the UK, a claim you often come across: there are actually 108 tops in our database which are higher than Snowdon, all in Scotland.

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Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: anne mariecb, Bentley, beth, Biscuits17, CARLOS, CEW, Chris the rambler, christhepuma, Chuckbrick, Cnwhayward, Craig9253 (twice), DANE2766 (x7), davidjfryer (x13), DG123, Drpjohnston (x3), drsylvester68, dsutton101, DukeNukem (x3), eclipseandy (x4), Ffion, finndougal, Fisher, frizzwig, gallowshill (x3), gbh (twice), geordiegary, gerainta, gilly_3886, goth_angel, GraemeLackford, haileybury924, Hannahfw, HannantMark (twice), helmel, JamieL, jegger (twice), JSutton, Julieabram, kierandol (x3), Kingskerswell, koczur, kraufdinner, leedrich (x5), lfaulder, LordoftheHillside, LWP1982, macca69 (x16), madakela, Mags763, markhallam (x4), McLeish, medmondo, mrjbrister, Nathaniel Hillman (twice), navdave (x15), Nottspanther (twice), PaulG1952, Quique_CF, RockChick, rockhopper, s.lee90 (x3), sammyb7, Stephenmshanks, sterushton, Steve Britton (x7), Steve1607, Steve18566, StevetheRover, Strangerclur, strawdeluap, ThinArthur, tiamaria (x3), VickyV, walsh581 (x4), Westcoasthiker , windridge, wrowlands3, Xuth, and yorkmunrobagger.

If you need accommodation we have details of 25 properties offering rooms near Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa. Here are some examples:

3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£287-1725 per week
6.3km (3.9 miles) away, sleeps 4
3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£492-2073 per week
4.4km (2.7 miles) away, sleeps 4
4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£267-1550 per week
6.9km (4.3 miles) away, sleeps 4

Photo by Chris Dixon and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence. For more information about this photo, including on copyright, see the photo's home page.

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