What is the hardest Snowdon path?

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What is the hardest Snowdon path?

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.

Q. How long does it take to climb Watkins Path Snowdon?

between 5-7 hours
It all depends which route you take but should take somewhere between 5-7 hours to reach the summit and walk back down (or just 1 hour if you take the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the top!). Check out the below routes to see how long each one will take and what distance you will be covering.

Q. How difficult is Watkins Path Snowdon?

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.

The Watkin Path starts at the road junction in Nant Gwynant. There is a café literally a hundred metres towards Beddgelert, but today they were closed for a private function – some comfort for a cold, thirsty and wet walker. The track can be followed, but the new path is to the left and through the forest.

Q. Where does Watkins Path Snowdon start?

To reach the start of the path, follow the main road to the left from the car park, over the bridge and cross the road. To the left of the entrance to the National Trust’s farm, Hafod y Llan, you will see a ‘Llwybr Watkin Path’ sign and stone steps leading into the woods.

Q. What’s the easiest path up Snowdon?

Llanberis Path
Llanberis Path is the easiest and longest of the six main paths to the summit of Snowdon.

Q. Which Snowdon path is best?

The Llanberis Path is the easiest of the Snowdon routes and also the busiest. If this is going to be your first mountain walk or you are coming with children then the Llanberis Path is the ideal route.

Q. Which is the most scenic route up Snowdon?

Pyg Track – the Snowdon path with the least elevation gain. Miners Track – the best Snowdon route for views.

Q. How long is Watkins path?

How Long Is the Watkin Path? 8 miles or 13km – there and back again (A Hobbit’s Tale?). The total ascent is 1,015 metres. Remembering that the total height is 1,085 metres so you really are climbing Snowdon most of the way!

1 – Crib Goch. Crib Goch is firmly on the top – no doubt about it. As it’s an exposed grade 1 scramble, it’s by far tougher than all the other main routes up Snowdon. The NE ridge up Crib Goch is the toughest approach, with the usual PYG track approach being next.

Q. Which is the prettiest route up Snowdon?

The PYG Track As compensation though you are soon above the lakes that the Miners Track snakes around, so on a clear day the views can be amazing – in our opinion it is the most scenic route with the best views. The two paths meet each other again just before the final ascent to the summit.

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