Challenge yourself to take on the mighty Snowdon...
DurationSingle Day Event
Difficulty Level3 Three
Getting to the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, is the ambition of many walkers, and there’s no better way to do it than with a friendly group of people, being led by an experienced guide.
All of our guided Snowdon day walks are lead by qualified Mountain Leaders, all of who are first aid trained and will carry suitable first aid kits and mountain safety equipment. They will be there to look after the navigation, leaving you to focus on the walk, the views and making new friends with your walking companions.
Having a guide along for the day is also a great way to offer support and encouragement to those who may need that extra bit of support to reach their goal. It also gives you the chance to maybe try a route thats a bit quieter and more remote.
Charity challenges & Group Packages:
If you work for a charity or are interested in attending with a group of 8 or more then please get in touch to discuss our group rates and charity packages.
Hire a Private Guide:
If you don’t see the date you want or have a group of friends looking for a more tailored trip then please contact the office to discuss the many options we have to hire a private guide.
Which Route will you take on?
Our most popular route the summit and arguably the easiest. Our route begins at the Pen-y-Pass and follows a wide easy path via some lovely lakes, old mine workings before our ascent truly begins with a small scramble, which is easy to complete with care and of course our guides will be there to offer you expert guidance. On reaching the summit we return down the gentler Llanberis track and back to our cars.
This walk also starts at the Pen-y-Pass but follows a slightly different route until it joins the Miners Track shortly before the summit. After the summit we return down the Llanberis path.
Snowdon Ranger’s Path
The original route up Snowdon, and the one the poet Wordsworth would have taken in the 19th century, the Snowdon Ranger’s Path is a great adventure up the quieter western side of the mountain. The views west as you head up include the forest of Beddgelert, the Llyn Peninsula, and sweeping views over the Irish Sea. The route itself is one of the easiest, mostly along a well-made path with only a few steep sections. Although you are of course climbing the highest mountain in Wales, it will feel a lot easier than some of the other trails up, and you’ll get the same fantastic views from the summit.
Rhyd Ddu Path:
This is one of the least walked routes to the summit and without doubt our favourite. This route allows you to really get away from the crowds that can often take over the other routes. On this day walk we return via the same route as we go up.
This route is our most challenging way to the summit, not only does the route start at the lowest point of all the other routes meaning you have to climb higher, but close to the summit there is a substantial bit of scrambling. That said the route is beautiful and the start begins in ancient woods and winds its way up the side of a stream with stunning waterfalls and amazing rock pools. We do limit this event to over 16’s.
Day Walk Dates 2018:
To book any of our standard day walks simply select your date from the “Book Your Experience” box, on a mobile this is at the top of this page, on a desktop its on the right. Then simply select the number of tickets you require and check out. For Sunrise and Snowdon Moonlight tickets please click on the links next to the dates below to visit the relevant event page.
21st July, Saturday – Rhyd Ddu Path
24th July, Tuesday – Miners Path
26th July, Thursday – Pyg Track
28th July, Saturday – Snowdon Sunrise Walk: Click to book…
28th July, Saturday – Miners Path
2nd August, Thursday – Miners Path
4th August, Saturday – Rhyd Ddu Path
9th August, Thursday – Snowdon Ranger
11th August, Saturday – Watkins Path
11th August, Saturday – Miners Path
18th August, Saturday – Pyg Track
18th August, Saturday – Snowdon Sunrise Walk: Click to book…
21st August, Tuesday – Miners Path
23rd August, Thursday – Pyg Track
25th August, Saturday – Miners Path
25th August, Saturday – Watkins Path
25th August, Saturday – Snowdon Sunrise Walk: Click to book…
26th August, Sunday – Rhyd Ddu Path
1st September, Saturday – Snowdon Sunrise Walk: Click to book…
1st September, Saturday – Miners Path
8th September, Saturday – Snowdon Sunrise Walk: Click to book…
8th September, Saturday – Watkins Path
15th September, Saturday – Miners
15th September, Saturday – Rhyd Ddu
22nd September, Saturday – Snowdon Moonlight Walk: Click to book…
22nd September, Saturday – Pyg Track
29th September, Saturday – Miners Path
6th October, Saturday – Watkins Path
13th October, Saturday – Pyg Track
20th October, Saturday – Rhyd Ddu
27th October, Saturday – Miners Path
27th October, Saturday – Snowdon Moonlight Walk: Click to book…
3rd November, Saturday – Watkins Path
10th November, Saturday – Miners Path
24th November, Saturday – Snowdon Moonlight Walk: Click to book…
Snowdon Sunrise and Moonlight Walks:
Would you like to do something just a little bit different? Large Outdoors also offer Snowdon day walks and weekend packages that include moonlit walks and walks timed so you reach the summit in time to watch the sunrise. For full details of these packages please visit our dedicated Snowdon page here…
Crib Goch and Snowdon Horseshoe:
Large Outdoors also offers those looking for a true mountain adventure the chance to scramble Crib Goch or indeed complete the entire Snowdon Horseshoe, quite possibly one of the finest mountain journeys. For full details of these packages then please visit our dedicated Snowdon Page here…
Good to Know:
All walks meet at their respective locations at 9.00am for a prompt 9.15am start. Please note the Miners and Pyg track walks require you to get a bus at 9.30am, if your late and miss the bus you will have missed the walk as we cannot wait for you.
Miners and Pyg Track:
Please meet your guides outside the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre (apart from 19 May – see note below), just to the right of the main door are some flagpoles and your guide will be waiting there for you.
The opening times of the visitor centre vary on the seasons but if it is open there are toilets and a cafe inside. If the centre is not open we will walk past toilets before we start the walk.
Parking: There is a car park next door to the visitor centre, this is pay and display and currently cost £4 for the whole day.
19th May Snowdon Miner’s Path – due to a large event being held in Snowdonia on the same day, our itinerary is to go up and down the Miner’s Path from the Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel. The hotel is on the junction of the A4086 and the A498, to the south-east of Llanberis, and west of Capel Curig. The postcode is LL55 4NT. There is plenty of pay-and-display parking nearby, and your leader will meet you by the entrance to the Hotel. Please be aware that the Llanberis Pass road will be closed from early morning.
Meeting location: Rhyd Ddu main car park (LL54 6TN), by the train station in the village (not a mainline train station). The car park is on the right just before you enter the village from the south on the A4085, or just past the village on the left if you’re coming from the north. There is a small charge for using this car park.
Your leader will meet you by the car park ticket machine.
Meeting location: The pay and display National Park car park opposite the YHA Snowdon Ranger hostel (please do not use the small hostel car park). The postcode for the car park is roughly LL54 7YS; it is on the A4085 north of Rhyd Ddu. There is a toilet.
Your leader will meet you by the car park ticket machine.
Meeting place – This is a pay and display car park, please only park in the marked bays. The post code is for the Gwynant Cafe. Your leader will meet you beside the ticket machines.
Age Limit – Snowdon Guided Day Walks with the exception of the Watkins path are open to anyone over age of 10. However anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Due to the nature of the Watkins Path all participants must by over 16 to take part in this route.
Food & Drink – Please note we do not supply any food or drinks for this day walk, you will need to bring your own packed lunch etc. Please note although there is a cafe on the summit this is not always open and on a summers day its can be so busy that is it not possible to visit.
Dogs – I am afraid dogs are not allowed on this trip, unless they are registered assistance dogs.
Kit lists – You can view our kit lists here…
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What our members have to say...
Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!ClaireMember Since 2016
“I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.ElizabethMember Since 2016
My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocomeVanessaMember Since 2018