Elevation

3,560 ft / 1,085 m

#1 in Wales

#111 in United Kingdom

Prominence

3,408 ft / 1,039 m

#1 in Wales

#3 in United Kingdom

Summits

129 summits

#2 in Wales

#2 in United Kingdom

Top climbing months

May   14%

June   14%

August   13%

Most climbed route

Pyg Track

Highlights

  • Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and is Great Britain's highest mountain south of the Scottish Highlands. It is the third most prominent mountain in Britain.
  • Described as "the busiest mountain in Britain."
  • Located in Snowdonia National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri) in Gwynedd.
  • One of three mountains climbed as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge.
  • One of the wettest climates in Great Britain, and usually has significant snowfall each winter.
  • A number of paths lead to Snowdon's summit from all sides and can be combined in various ways.
  • The circular walk starting and ending at Pen-y-Pass and using the Crib Goch route and the route over Y Lliwedd is called the Snowdon Horseshoe.
  • A rack railway winds its way to near the summit from the town of Llanberis.

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