Rhyd Ddu Path
8.5 miles (12Km)
Hard Mountain Walk
This path up Snowdon is the quietest of the six main routes to the summit, offering the most striking mountain scenery, especially towards Moel Hebog and the hills of Nantlle.
The first mile climbs gradually along the old track that served the Bwlch Cwm Llan slate quarry, before leaving the track and climbing quite steeply over rocky terrain to Llechog ridge. The path follows the ridge over bare and exposed ground and then along Bwlch Main before the final climb to the summit.
Some parts of the final section follow a narrow and rocky path with steep slopes below, so extreme care must be taken on these parts. When there is snow and ice on the ground this part should be left to experienced walkers with the appropriate equipment.
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