Guides covering Snowdon/Snowdonia

Walking up Snowdon:


Old Pen Y Pass path guide (1970’s)


Bus services:

Snowdon Sherpa Timetables:
1) Llanberis/Pen Y Pass
2) Pen Y Pass/Betws-Y-Coed

Comprehensive bus t/t’s and walking guides 4 Snowdon here

Other timetables:
X2new direct Saturday service from Llandudno to Llanberis (service has excellent value fare only £5.)


The really old stuff:

A free pdf of Thomson’s groundbreaking book from 1912 – The Climbs on Lliwedd – can be found here


Comprehensive maps for walking up Snowdon (and Three Peaks)

Links to freebies only are shown here. Download and print the maps for your use.

The Holton group completed the Three Peaks Challenge in 23hrs and 52mins. This page describes their exploits. Towards the bottom there are links to quite large maps that are useful for walking up Snowdon, as well as Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis. Could be useful for those planning the Three Peaks link to site

Three Peaks Challenge’s website is all about the challenge to climb the three highest peaks in the UK in just 24 hours – or less! Again there are useful maps for each of the three peaks, and the ones for Snowdon show the routes via the Snowdon Horseshoe, Crib Goch and the Miners/Pyg tracks. These are near the bottom of the page and again they are quite large maps useful for printing off link to site

Wandering Aengus Treks’ website is a good choice for it has very comprehensive information about walking and climbing Snowdon. There is a series of 3D maps showing the heights and elevations as well as the normal mapping. Click on the images in the page for the mapslink to site

For anyone using Google maps overlays the Astrecks website is a useful one. It has overlays that also perform as useful large scale maps of Snowdon and its various paths. One word of warning the file sizes for downloading are very large so make sure you have plenty of bandwidth allowancelink to site

Peak Seekers’ page shows quite a few English and Welsh mountain route maps, and there are options for Snowdon, the Carnedds, Glyders, Tryfan, Aran Fawddwy, Cadair Idris and many others, with useful large scale mapslink to site

Chris O’Hara’s site dedicated to the Three peaks challenge. His page for Snowdon has a link to a large scale map part way down the pagelink to site


Snowdon Mountain Railway

Nice drawing of Locomotive No3 Wyddfa from Look and Learn 1 April 1978 link


Snowdon Mountain Railway leaflet early 1990’s

Precipice Walk


Precipice Walk leaflet from late 1970’s.

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