Snowdon via the South Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu

Car based walk with Pete Dolan.

7.5 mi


One of the less travelled routes up to Snowdon, starting from Rhyd-Ddu railway station, the walking is straighforward following a clear track passing some disused quarries towards Bwlch Cwm Llan. The ascent now starts, up Snowdon South Ridge, with great views into the vast Cwm Tregalan, (a few sections will require the occasional use of hands but nothing too difficult). The South Ridge path then joins the Rhyd-ddu path and we follow a narrowing arête (Bwlch Main) to the summit of Snowdon where we can enjoy hot drinks in the cafe before descending back via the more direct Rhyd-Ddu path.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Car Sharing

For car share walks, we meet at a convenient Manchester location and drive to the walk start using as few cars as possible. This keeps fuel costs and emissions down. Passengers please remember to contribute towards fuel costs at the end of the day.
Itinerary is below - click links for map and further information.

08:20: Meet at Ferguson House, 11 Blackfriars Road, Salford for lift share organising.

08:30: Cars will leave for the walk start (Rhyd Ddu Railway Station car park).

11:00: Walk starts at Rhyd Ddu Railway Station car park.

If you are driving, please make every effort to attend the Ferguson House, 11 Blackfriars Road, Salford meet point as some people may depend on a lift to get to the walk start. For further information, email walks@madwalkers.org.uk, especially if you intend to drive there directly.

Waypoints: Pen ar Lon, Bwlch Cwm Llan, Alt Maenderyn, Bwlch Main, Snowdon, Bwlch Main, Llechog, Rhos Boeth, Pen ar Lon.


Toilets at walk start, middle (summit cafe) and finish.

Car Parking cost £4.00 per day. Map OL17. OS Start grid reference SH571526.

Return to Manchester may be quite late.

Driving Directions:   M56 / A494 / A55 J9  / A487 / A4085.

3-6-2012 08:20 3-6-2012 20:00:00 Europe/London Snowdon via the South Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu Rhyd Ddu Railway Station car park MAD Walkers
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