The Miner's Route up Snowdon

The Miner's Route up Snowdon

 Gwynedd, Wales.
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Hiking Trail

6 km long.

Difficulty:  Hard

This route starts at the Pen-y-pass carpark.

Two routes start from the Pen-y-pass car park. The Miner's Track and the Pyg Track. If you stand in the car park and turn away from the road so you face the mountains, then the Miner's track is the route on the left.

Unlike the Pyg Track, which starts to climb straight away, the Miner's track eases you in gently as you walk around lakes and past old mine works. However, the Minor's track has a sting in its tail: as you get to the end and approach the summit, you have quite a brutal climb up.

For this reason, I prefer to climb up Snowdon via the Pyg Track, and then descend via the Miner's track.

Be aware that the car park at Pen-y-pass fills up quickly and is quite expensive. However, there is alternative parking (see our notes on the Pyg Track for more details).


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The Miner's Route up Snowdon
LL55 4NY

Longitude: -4.020921
Latitude: 53.080044