2,946 ft / 898 m

#21 in Wales

#735 in United Kingdom


505 ft / 154 m

#148 in Wales

#1,042 in United Kingdom


22 summits

#15 in Wales

#35 in United Kingdom

Top climbing months

December   17%

April   17%

June   8%

Most climbed route

via Yr Wyddfa


  • Connected to the uber-popular Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa in Snowdonia National Park.
  • The eastern flanks are steep cliffs rising above Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw.
  • The most conspicuous of the peaks for those approaching Snowdon via the Miners and Pyg tracks.
  • Hikers and mountaineers often pass over Y Lliwedd when walking the Snowdon Horseshoe.
  • The noted British climber George Mallory undertook many of his early climbs here.
  • The site of considerable training activity for the 1953 British Everest Expedition.
  • The north face of Y Lliwedd was explored in the late 19th century and in 1909 was the subject of the first British climbing guide "The climbs on Lliwedd" by J. M. A. Thomson and A. W. Andrews.
  • Two subsidiary peaks of Y Lliwedd are listed as Nuttalls: Lliwedd Bach 2699 ft and Y Lliwedd East Peak 2947 ft.