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.
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.
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