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Walk up Snowdon to watch sunrise from the summit...

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  • Duration

    Single Day Event
  • Accommodation

    Not required
  • Food

    None provided
  • Difficulty Level

    3 Three

This is a distinctly do-able challenge which enables you to revel in the wonderment of walking under the canopy of a beautiful starlit sky before the ‘wow’ of seeing the sunrise from the top of the highest mountain in Wales.

The Snowdon Sunrise Experience was introduced last year and already we’ve added more dates as people are latching onto the enticing prospect of walking Snowdon’s most popular path at its quietest, topped off by the special beauty of seeing dawn break as the peak nears.

In a nutshell:

  • Enjoy the beautiful, memorable experience of walking in wonderment under a dark sky before seeing dawn breaking across a mountain range.
  • Challenge yourself to summit the highest mountain in Wales.
  • Rejoice in the fact that you’re walking one of the most popular hiking routes when it’s quiet.
  • Relish being in the company of a small group of like-minded people who also appreciate the specialness of the occasion.

Views of Snowdonia during a Snowdon Sunrise trek.


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Please note the start time may vary a little, depending on the time of year and sunrise time, We will confirm the exact time a month beforehand. 

We meet at the start of the Llanberis Path at around 2am where our guides will then begin the hike to the summit.

As you walk the well-trodden path your eyes will adjust to the night and you can absorb the beauty that comes with walking in the Dark Sky Reserve of the Snowdonia National Park thanks to the low levels of light pollution.

Views of Snowdonia during a Snowdon Sunrise trek.

The path might be the longest route to the top of Snowdon but it’s also the most gradual which enables the group to really get the maximum out of the night walking experience, particularly the stillness and tranquillity and the mesmerizing effect as light slowly seeps in as dawn gathers on the horizon.

On reaching the summit (an excellent achievement in itself!) we allow enough time to soak up the sunrise and vistas across the landscape of North Wales and the Irish Sea.

Some toast it in with a flask of coffee or quietly munching on a chocolate bar while just enjoying the pleasure of knowing they’ve completed a tough ascent ahead of the many walkers trekking the route later in the day.

We then retrace our steps down the mountain, arriving back at base at around 9am in time for a well-earned breakfast (not included).

Night Walks

Snowdon Sunrise Dates 2020:

  • Sunday 9th August
  • Sunday 23rd August
  • Sunday 30th August
  • Sunday 6th September
  • Sunday 27th September
  • Winter Solstice Monday 21st December

Please note that these trips take place over Saturday night into Sunday morning, with the exception of the Summer Solstice Walk which can be on a different day. The date is for the Sunday and you should aim to meet your guide in the early hours of Sunday. You should be down and back in Llanberis for around 9am. Sunrise on Snowdon



Good to know:

Meeting Point:

Please meet your guides outside the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre (Electric Mountain Visitor Centre, Llanberis  LL55 4UR), just to the right of the main door are some flagpoles and your guide will be waiting there for you.

The exact time to meet will change and this will be emailed out a few weeks before the trip. However it will be around 2am.

Kit list: You can find the relevant kit list for this walk here.

Head torches: Please note that a good head torch is essential for this walk, as we’ll be spending several hours in the dark. For more information on the kind of thing you need, please see the blog here.

The Basics:

Age Limit– You must be over 14 to attend this trip, there is no upper age limit.

Dogs – I am afraid dogs are not allowed on this trip, unless they are registered assistance dogs.

Solo Travellers:This trip is perfect for solo travellers and although couples and small groups of friends are always welcome the majority of people do attend on their own.

Useful Links:

Kit lists – You can view our kit lists here…

If you have further questions please view our FAQ’s page or email the main Large Outdoors office.

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What our members have to say...

  • “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.
    Member 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. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocome
    Member Since 2018
  • 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!
    Member Since 2016
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