Where do you park for Snowdon Pyg Track?

Where do you park for Snowdon Pyg Track?

Pyg Track Ascent Car parking is available at Pen-y-pass but this can fill up quickly, often by 7am, especially at weekends. We highly recommend parking in Llanberis and taking the Sherpa bus from the village to Pen-y-pass which costs around £1.00 and takes just 15-minutes.

How difficult is the Pyg Track?

The Pyg track is both the shortest walking route up Snowdon, and the one that involves the least amount of ascent. Despite this, the Pyg Track is not the easiest path up as it can be steep and rocky in places but the paths are generally very good all the way and reasonably straightforward to follow.

Where does the Pyg Track start?

Pen y Pass car park
The path starts in the far end corner of Pen y Pass car park, to the right of the car park entrance. Pass the helicopter landing site on your right, and go through a narrow gap in a stone wall. (The prominent path that starts opposite the car park entrance is the Miners’ Track).

How long does it take to climb Snowdon Pyg Track?

5-7 hours
The Pyg Track This route offers a range of fantastic views; down the Llanberis Path, up to Crib Goch, the shimmering lakes and of course stunning views of the summit. The Pyg Track is used to ascend Snowdon on our Three Peaks Challenge. Time (there and back): 5-7 hours approx.

How much is parking at Snowdon?

Time Hourly rates (up to 18.00)
Up to 1 hour £1.00
Up to 2 hours £2.00
Up to 4 hours £5.00
Overnight 18.01 – 07.59 £1.00

Which Snowdon path is best?

Llanberis Path
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. The Pyg Track is the classic Snowdon route. Both the Pyg Track and Miners’ Track start at Pen-y-Pass.

Where are the Pyg tracks in Snowdonia?

Staying on the Pyg Track the route continues to climb along the southern flank of Crib Goch with good views right to Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd with Snowdon coming into view ahead. This is some of the grandest mountain scenery in North Wales and despite the steady climb you soon forget the hard work as you enjoy the views.

Where does the Pyg Track and Miners Track Meet?

The spot where the Pyg Track and the Miners’ Track meet is marked by a standing stone – remember about it on your way down. From this point the path climbs steeply until you reach Bwlch Glas. Looking across Llyn Glaslyn, to the left of the summit of Snowdon you will see Bwlch y Saethau (translated Pass of the Arrows).

Where to start the Snowdonia walk from Pen y Pass?

Starting at Pen-y-pass means you have considerably reduced the total ascent and with well-maintained paths for most of the way the going is as easy as it gets in these type of surroundings. The start for this Snowdonia walk is the car park at Pen-y-pass (grid ref. SH 647555).

Where is the PYG track above Llyn Glaslyn?

From Bwlch y Moch the path climbs gradually to the intersection of the Pyg Track and the Miners’ Track above Llyn Glaslyn, which is marked by a standing stone. When you have reached just above Llyn Glaslyn, look at the fantastic view of Snowdon in front of you, towering almost 500m above the glacial lake.