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Yr Wyddfa - Snowdon, Miners Track 14/17

Posted by
Jules (Drayton, United Kingdom) on 22 April 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The southern arm of the Snowdon Horseshoe - The Summit of Snowdon top right (with people visible), dropping down Bwlch Y Sautha, rising up to the three peaks of Y Lliwedd, Gallt Y Wenallt forms the final ridges before dropping down into Nant Gwynant valley.


Distance: 8 miles (13Km) (there & back).
Ascent: 2,372ft (723 metre).
Time: About 6 hours (there & back).
Grade: Hard Mountain Walk.

The Miners’ Track was originally built to serve the Britannia Copper Mine on Snowdon. It is ideal if you wish to take a walk on Snowdon without going all the way to the summit. The path starts off wide and even, climbing gradually past Llyn Teyrn and up to Llyn Llydaw, where the ruins of the old copper mine can be seen. From here, the path climbs steeply to Llyn Glaslyn, where it becomes a hard climb over scree towards the intersection of the Miners’ and the Pyg Tracks. The path then zigzags up to Bwlch Glas, and then on to the summit.

flwyddyn yn ôl

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/320 second F/5.6 ISO 100 31 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/320 second
ISO 100
31 mm (35mm equiv.)