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Snowdon via Watkin Path

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Snowdonia starting and finishing in Gwynedd, Wales, about 11.30km (7.02 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 939m (3080ft)
Descent 896m (2939ft)
Max. Elevation 1030m (3379ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 1835m (6019ft)
Nant Gwynant
Distance 11.30km
Duration ~6:00h
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 24 Mar 2011
Pathfinder guide 32 'North Wales - Snowdon and Offa's Dyke' suggests this route up Wales' highest mountain.

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OS Grid SH629504
Take the bus to the start of the walk at Nant Gwynant. Find the entrance to the Hafod-y-Llan estate and find the signpost for 'Watkin Path'. Then follow the wayposts.
OS Grid SH625507
Find the signpost for the Watkin Path, and follow the wayposts.
About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SH621519
Having passed the waterfall, you will shortly see the Gladstone Rock. At the age of 84, in 1892, Gladstone spoke to open this path.
About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid SH608540
This is the scariest part of climb, on hands and knees - not for the faint-hearted!
About 2.51 km (~1.56 miles) from
OS Grid SH610543
From the summit of Snowdon, descend by following the train track into Llanberis.
About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SH581598
Finish in Llanberis to get the bus home.(See walk for Llyn Padarn for attractions in Llanberis, many, and photos at visitorreview.com/carfreewalks ).
About 6.22 km (~3.86 miles) from

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