walkhighlands

Yr Wyddfa via the Llanberis path

Hewitts: Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa

Date walked: 23/05/2024

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 15.8km

Ascent: 956m

Our first Hewitt! Not the most exciting of routes, having not done any higher hills since 2022 I wasn't sure of taking the miners/pyg route to the summit of Yr Wyddfa so opted for the longer but less challenging Llanberis route. I now strongly suspect we wouldn't have a problem had we gone for one of the other routes but better to be cautious I guess :lol:

We set off at 6am to avoid the crowds, could probably have had an extra couple of hours in bed and set off a bit later as at no point was the walk busy compared to the likes of the more popular Munros we've been up despite being the best day of the week so far for walking. I think the main thing would be to get to the summit before the trains start to arrive as the trains did look to be busy! We met our first people just before the halfway house and they were on the way down.

Coinneach sets a sharp pace, this is where I made the error with him when first trying to turn him into a hilldog. He isn't the typed to stroll along, stop for photos etc when he is out he is on a mission! Though there was a lot of sniffing at a rock that they both found particularly interesting and don't ask what caught his interest in a dried up stream :sick:

The wide path led up and up...steepened a bit where we passed two mountain bikers carrying their bikes up then under the railway and continuing up alongside a wall. Looking down a corrie lake was like a mirror, perfectly still. We reached the point where the various paths converged. This actually seemed to confuse Coinneach who seemed to think he was the one in change of the route finding and he wasn't keen on taking the path to the summit :lol: It is just a short walk to the summit from here, which we had to ourselves. I tried to figure out how to get us all in a summit photo, fortunately a runner came up and took the photo for us.

The views were nice, aside from that hideous building just below the summit that was made even worse by the metal fencing surrounding it. A couple with dogs arrived and so we left the summit and we had a drink and snack just below before heading down the same way.

P2890144.JPG
Tarmac road at the start of the walk


P2890204.JPG
The very interesting rock


P2890232.JPG
The corrie lake


P2890259.JPG
Coinneach and Zena enjoying the view


P2890318.JPG
Looking back down the path


P2890341.JPG
Zena posing


P2890370.JPG
Sheep posing


P2890404.JPG
Looking down at the pyg/miners tracks


P2890422.JPG
Try to ignore the ugly building...


P2890426.JPG


P2890429.JPG
Coinneach and Zena at the summit


P2890449.JPG
Summit photo, thank you nice runner for taking a photo for us!


P2890524.JPG
More posing


P2890580.JPG
Choo choo with supplies


P2890811.JPG


P2890822.JPG


P2900075.JPG
Enjoying a doggy ice cream afterwards


P2900395.JPG
Tired? No chance!

Click to mark this as a great report. Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).



Canicross weekend with two hills thrown in!

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Knock of Crieff, Torlum
Date walked: 21/04/2024
Comments: 2
Views: 247


They don't come much easier than this! Cairnpapple Hill

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Cairnpapple Hill
Date walked: 20/03/2024
Distance: 1.67km
Ascent: 35m
Comments: 2
Views: 274


Meikle Bin after canicross racing!

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Meikle Bin
Date walked: 03/03/2024
Distance: 10km
Ascent: 409m
Views: 243


Meall Dearg (Fiona)

Attachment(s) Fionas: Meall Dearg
Date walked: 10/07/2023
Distance: 12km
Ascent: 413m
Comments: 2
Views: 719


Fiddler's Path

Attachment(s) Date walked: 05/07/2023
Distance: 10km
Ascent: 68m
Views: 2380


Carraig Fhada, the square lighthouse visited twice!

Attachment(s) Date walked: 30/05/2023
Distance: 4.5km
Ascent: 55m
Views: 269


Whisky and Walks: Islay Holiday (Part 3 - Ardbeg)

Attachment(s) Date walked: 29/05/2023
Distance: 6km
Ascent: 32m
Views: 226


Whisky and Walks: Islay Holiday (Part 3 Laphroig and Lagavu)

Attachment(s) Date walked: 29/05/2023
Distance: 7.5km
Ascent: 128m
Comments: 4
Views: 497


Exploring Portnavan and Port Weymms

Attachment(s) Date walked: 28/05/2023
Distance: 3km
Ascent: 42m
Views: 216

KatTai


User avatar
Location: Angus
Activity: Wanderer

Munros: 52
Corbetts: 16
Fionas: 12
Donalds: 2
Hewitts: 1
Sub 2000: 55
Islands: 32



Filter reports


Statistics

2024

Trips: 4
Distance: 27.47 km
Ascent: 1400m
Sub2000s: 4
Hewitts: 1

2023

Trips: 10
Distance: 77.3 km
Ascent: 1332m
Fionas: 1

2022

Trips: 49
Distance: 400.45 km
Ascent: 15855m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 4
Fionas: 2
Sub2000s: 30

2021

Trips: 21
Distance: 202.2 km
Ascent: 8783m
Corbetts: 5
Fionas: 5
Sub2000s: 7

2020

Trips: 38
Distance: 469.7 km
Ascent: 693m
Munros: 22
Corbetts: 3
Fionas: 4
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 12

2019

Trips: 37
Distance: 453.1 km
Ascent: 380m
Munros: 8
Corbetts: 3
Fionas: 4
Sub2000s: 4

2018

Trips: 36
Distance: 437.3 km
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 4
Fionas: 1
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 7

2017

Trips: 22
Distance: 303.75 km
Ascent: 312m
Munros: 15
Corbetts: 2
Fionas: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2016

Trips: 29
Distance: 278.94 km
Ascent: 980m
Munros: 20
Corbetts: 2
Fionas: 1
Sub2000s: 5

2015

Trips: 28
Distance: 254.12 km
Ascent: 9830m
Munros: 10
Corbetts: 4
Sub2000s: 2


Joined: Feb 12, 2015
Last visited: May 26, 2024
Total posts: 1142 | Search posts