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Climb Snowdon – Llanberis Path

27th January 2018

The Llanberis Path is often known as the ‘tourist path’, this is the most popular and certainly the busiest of the main routes to the top of Snowdon. The Llanberis Path is a relatively easy walk due to its gradual ascent, and simple to navigate, this is also the longest of the routes so a good level of fitness is required. Although I don’t like to use the word ‘easy’ for any route (no mountain route is easy in poor conditions), the Llanberis Path is certainly the easiest of the main routes. However in heavy rain, strong winds, poor visibility and certainly winter conditions the route can be difficult.

Snowdon Llanberis Path

The Llanberis Path starts outside Snowdon Mountain Railway Llanberis Station just off the A4086. The car park opposite has 300 spaces (approx.) and costs £6 for the day (as of July 2014). Head south-east along the A4086 away from Llanberis...

Snowdon Watkin Path

17th January 2018

The Watkin Path is the toughest route to the summit of Snowdon with a challenging final ascent and stunning views. The Watkin Path is considered to be the most challenging of the six ‘classic’ routes to the summit of Snowdon. Starting just a few metres above sea level, the route offers the biggest vertical ascent gain to the summit, as well as sections of steep and loose scree making the final approach demanding. That said, the Watkin Path is also thought to be the best route to the summit of Snowdon and certainly a personal favourite of ours.

Watkin Path Snowdon

The Snowdon Watkin Path was first opened in 1892 by Prime Minister William Gladstone in front of 2,000 people. This was the first official footpath in Great Britain, hence the importance of the ‘Gladstone Rock’ which you will see on...

Mount Snowdon – Mt Snowdon – Guide to climbing Snowdon

10th October 2017

Mount Snowdon – Guide to Climbing Snowdon

Snowdon is the highest mountain in North Wales and situated within in the Snowdonia National Park. Often called Mount Snowdon, or Mt Snowdon, the actual Welsh name is Yr Wyddfa (pronounced er-wivva), however the English name is Snowdon…just Snowdon.

Mount Snowdon is the busiest and most popular mountain in Britain with an estimated 500,000 people climbing to the summit of Snowdon each year. Snowdon is situated in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales close to the popular villages...

The Ullswater Way – Top 5 Highlights

06th September 2017

The Ullswater Way Top 5 Highlights.


The Ullswater Way is a 20-mile circular walking route around beautiful Ullswater. Regarded as the most beautiful lake in England, the Ullswater Way has no shortage of dramatic views and breathtaking mountain scenery to be enjoyed.


The Ullswater Way was opened in 2016 as a way to encourage walkers to enjoy the valley, support local businesses and of course appreciate the scenery. The route can be started from several different locations and walked in either direction. The Ullswater Steamers also allow the route to be done over 2-3 days for those wanting to complete the route at a more leisurely pace. For those wanting a walking challenge then why not tackle the Ullswater Way in a single day on the Ullswater Way Challenge.

Of all the long distance walking routes in the Lake District the Ullswater Way is possibly one of the least well known, but this will certainly change over the coming years. With so many fantastic views, wildlife, history and villages...

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