Mountain Walks Blog


Climb Snowdon – Rhyd Ddu Path

12th March 2018

The Rhyd Ddu Path is known as the quietest route up Snowdon. Once called the Beddgelert Path and used for the first official ascent of Snowdon in 1639, the Rhyd Ddu Path (pronounced ‘rheed-thee’) is the least touristy route to the top of Snowdon. The route is not difficult and is a good ‘step-up’ from the Pyg Track. One of the best routes on Snowdon and with views to rival any of the other Snowdon routes.

As well as being quieter, it provides walkers with breath-taking views of the Nantlle Ridge, Yr Aran and the South Ridge of Snowdon. It also offers a dramatic ridge walk, which is suitable for all abilities. However, the steep drops...

Snowdon Tips and Advice

10th March 2018

Snowdon is the most popular mountain in Britain with around 500,000 walking to the summit of the highest peak in Wales each year. We get a lot of questions about climbing Snowdon so we have put together a page of the most frequently asked questions, tips and advice which we hope will help you stay safe and enjoy your time on Snowdon.

Snowdon, Mount Snowdon, Snowdonia

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about Snowdon. We have also include some tips and advice which will make your Snowdon experience more safe and enjoyable. If you have never climbed a mountain before and would like...

Helvellyn in Winter

18th February 2018

Helvellyn in winter, Britain’s best mountain, is a fantastic winter challenge for the more experienced, and prepared, winter hillwalker. Helvellyn is the third highest peak in England and situated in the Eastern Fells of the Lake District sandwiched between the stunning and tranquil Ullswater and sombre Thirlemere. Helvellyn is situated in such a way that the mountain can be tackled from several starting points either side of the peak.

Helvellyn in Winter

Helvellyn is also well known for its iconic grade 1 scramble across the knife-edge ridge ‘Striding Edge’ and back via ‘Swirral Edge’ with the bonus peaks of Catstyecam and Birkhouse Moor to complete possibly the most iconic and challenging walking...


17th February 2018

Snowdonia has no shortage of beautiful views, but one of the very best is from the summit of Crimpiau, just a short walk from village Capel Curig. Crimpiau (470m) is a small mountain, which packs a mighty scenic punch. A short walk from the Moel Siabod café is one of the most spectacular panoramic views in Snowdonia.

Crimpiau and Snowdon, Snowdonia

Crimpiau is a fantastic walk for all abilities offering views over the main Snowdonia mountain ranges. If time is short and you want to take in some big Snowdonia views then we highly recommend this short walk to the summit...

Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe

09th February 2018

So you think Crib Goch is the ultimate Snowdonia scramble? Or the Snowdon Horseshoe is a challenge?  Well you may just change your mind when you attempt the Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe. This impressive circular ascent of the Glyderau has more scrambling and more varied terrain than any other walk in Snowdonia.


This route is non-stop adventure from the moment you leave the car. The route includes all the key ascents and scrambles of the Central Glyderau, including: a full north to south traverse of Tryfan, technical scrambling on Bristly Ridge and...

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