Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)
Snowdon in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, North Wales is the highest mountain in Wales and the second highest in Britain. Standing at 3,560ft high, it really is spectacular to look at. There are a few ways to climb to the summit, by walking or by rail. Snowdon Mountain Railway starts it's journey at Llanberis station and travels up to summit where you can hope off and take in the beautiful views and scenery. The journey takes up to two hours long with a half an hour stop at the summit.
If you decide to take a walk up the mountain, there are various tracks to follow.
The track is the longest and the most gradual path up Snowdon. It is a 9 mile walk to the summit and back and is the most popular track up to Snowdon. The path offers stunning views of Cwm Brwynog, Llanberis and over the Menai Straights.
The Miner's Track
The track begins at Pen-Y-Pass car park and is the most popular and easier route for people to walk up. On the way up to the summit you will walk past Llyn Teryn and Lake Llydaw. This track is best for beginners. It takes around 6 hours to get to the summit and back and is 8 miles in length.
The Pyg Track
The Pyg Track is a more difficult track. No one really knows why it is called the Pyg Track but some believe it was because miners used to carry pyg (black tar) up the mountain.The track begins at Pen-Y-Pass car park. It takes around 6 hours to get to the summit and back and is 7 miles in length.
Crib Goch, meaning Knife Edge is a very hard mountain climb to Snowdon's tremendous summit. Crib Goch has been named one of Britain's finest ridge walks but is not a mountain for the inexperienced. If you dare to tackle Crib Goch, it is approximately 7.1 miles long and will take around 5-6 hours to reach the summit and climb back down.