Wales's largest mountain, Snowdon, falls short of its big brother Ben Nevis in Scotland, however It has long been labelled 'Britain's favourite mountain', thanks mainly to its range of paths to the summit. Over 400,000 people walk, hike and climb their way to the summit each year. For some it will be their first mountain summit, and the elation of accomplishment that it brings will stay with them forever, whilst for others it is a regular homage to this wonderful mountain, like meeting an old friend. From novice ramblers to seasoned climbers, Snowdon has a path to its summit for everyone.
Directions This path up Snowdon used to be known as the Beddgelert Path. It is the quietest of the six main routes to the summit, and without a doubt my favourite route. Out of high season, you could find yourself walking for many hours without seeing another person. You'll have the mountains and all the views to yourself, and what fantastic views.
This path will take approximately 3 hours to the summit and a further 2-3 hours to return. In the high season you could always descend via another of the Snowdon paths and then take the Snowdon Sherpa Bus back to the Rhyd-Ddu car park.