The views from Snowdon's summit can be spectacular on a clear day—you just shouldn't expect to be rewarded with them on your trip. As typical in this part of the UK, the weather can turn at a moment's notice, so pack a raincoat regardless of the weather forecast, and be prepared to get your kicks from the climb—not the view. The summit is home to a fantastic summit station, complete with tea, coffee, beer and cider, and tons of merchandise if you're into that sort of thing. You can also get tickets for the train that'll take you back down the mountain, just prepare to part with 20 pounds for the privilege. If you do take the train, it'll drop you out in the village of Llanberis, from where the Snowdon Shuttle will take you back to your car if you came up one of the other paths.
The top of the world! If you're in Wales, anyway. The view from the top is cracking when the weather's good, but we didn't have such luck on our trip. To snap a photo of the summit cairn, you may have to stand in line.
Amazing walk to the top of an amazing mountain! Typically takes 4 hours to reach the summit and 2 hours to get down. Views are great on a clear day. Don't take the train if it's a cloudy day you won't be able to see a thing from the summit just endless fog. Amazing hike for beginner's.
Wow just wow! Climb a mountain and theres a cafe right at the top! It also has a gift shop!
The train arrives here (not that I went on the train) so every hour or so a trail of 80 passengers trail through to look at the summit before catching the train back.
Dont bank on walking up and catching the train back down - that dosent happen - tickets are for a round trip so theres unlikley to be any spare seats.
We parked in the Pen y Pass car park (£5 for the whole day but you'll need coins for the meter) and took the Snowdon Ranger path up and back. We are fairly fit over-60s and were very lucky with the weather and conditions. It took us 6 hours in total with 30 minutes at the summit. Beware though, there are some fairly steep scrambles that we found quite challenging, but Wow! The views are incredible and we're really glad we did it.
Tea and refreshments served at the cafe at the top it can get crowded on a sunny day. Train is expensive but worth it on a sunny day. DONT TAKE THE TRAIN IF ITS A NOT CLEAR DAY you will not be able to see anything from the summit.
It’s a highlight in that’s its at the top of a magnificent mountain. Other than that it’s one of the most hideous mountain tops I’ve ever stood on. Way too many people up there and the cafe area is like the back of a football stand!
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