Snowdonia’s highest peak

View from the miners track showing snow overlooking an interesting wooden post which has coins pushed into splits in the wood.
View from the miners track

This siet will help you when planning to walk up Snowdon for the first time. Walkers sometimes call it Mount Snowdon (incorrectly). As the highest peak in Wales it is a popular challenge for new and experienced walkers.

Snowdon is situated in the beautiful Snowdonia national park in the northern part of Wales.

The following pages provide readers with answers to commonly asked questions. As you browse the site you will find out if you are fit enough, what you will need, where to stay, which routes are best and when is the best time to climb Snowdon.

Our 15 top places to stay in Snowdonia here.

Content gives you a good overview of what you need to know before your first time walking up Snowdon.

General information that may be of use to inexperienced walkers thinking of taking on the challenge.

You need to go prepared

Are you planning on walking up Snowdon for the first time without any experience of hill walking? Maybe you are taking part in the 3 peaks challenge, team building exercises or just fulfilling a personal tick off the bucket list. Enjoy using the website and find it useful in answering some of your questions. supplies you with links that take you to 3rd party sites and enable you to buy equipment, book accommodation, check the weather etc. The site creators will make a very small commission on any purchases you make but don’t worry this won’t cost you any more than you pay for your goods. All transactions are carried out with the 3rd party and only they have any access to your personal or payment information.

Look after yourself on Snowdon

You are your own responsibility when out on the hills so please go prepared and go home safe, keep an eye on the weather on the day of your ascent and be prepared for potential emergencies.