Snowdon Ranger Path
Snowdon Ranger, this was my fifth route to the summit of Snowdon and I couldn't of picked a nicer day to do it earlier in the month, the route starts from the Snowdon Ranger station.
Snowdon Ranger Station, built in 1878. This is a unmanned halt on the narrow gauge Welsh Highland Railway, trains call only by request. One went past while I was there, I was hoping it would stop and pose for a picture! Anyway onwards onto the route.
The first thing I noticed on this route was this wonderful water wheel
Looking back towards Llyn Cwellyn, the car park is next to the lake on the A4085
En route now, looking back west with Castell Cidwm above the lake
Looking south towards the Nantle Ridge, I did that ridge a week later, images from that trip coming soon
The start of the path zigs and zags a bit, steady climb, its very well defined but also very rugged before leveling out onto a cleaner path, I would say this is around SH571552
One thing I would say is this route it is pretty obvious, you shouldn't lose the path, it is also very quite, hardly anyone takes it, which is a bonus as Snowdon can be very busy. Looking east towards Cwm Clogwyn, the path starts to climb again here
Looking back, the strong sun highlighting the route!
Lots of scree lots of stones, the main pic was taken just after this.
Llyn Padarn in the distance, this reminds me the Llanberis path I still need to do just to be a completists
This route pics up the line of the railway and the Llanberis path, and the track is all the way to the summit from here
I started from the car park just after 3pm and it was 7pm when I made the summit, the day was far to nice to not take it easy and enjoy the view, looking at the south ridge
The view easterly with Crib Goch and the Glyderau in the distance
Heading back I caught a stunning sunset, darkness coming, I didn't make it back to the car without my headlamp but I never do!
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