As the highest point in England and Wales, Snowdon really needs no introduction. This is perhaps the most popular mountain in the UK, with hundreds of thousands ascents a year. Whilst the majority will make their way up and down the Llanberis Path, those with some experience of hillwalking may want to look at something a little more engaging. The combination of the PYG and Miner’s Track makes for a pleasant circuit in a rugged mountainous setting, with a couple of rocky sections that offer interest. The route can be done in either direction, however the PYG track, named after the Pen Y Gwryd Hotel, the original starting place for the walk, gains height more steadily rather than saving the ascent for the end. As such it makes more sense to ascend this route and then descend the Miner’s Track. Whilst not a true horseshoe as both routes share the finale up to the summit, this is a good way to get the most out of the mountain.
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