Snowdonia Rhyd Ddu Path - James Lomax

There are four main routes up Snowdon. Highest mountain in England and Wales: to get any higher you have to go to Scotland. The longest route is called the Snowdon Horseshoe. The most dramatic path is called Crib Goch which is a high and narrow approach. It terrified me the first time I walked it when I decided that's my limit and I don't want to experience it again. Now I can stroll across without any concern although with snow, ice, wind or heavy rain it's a serious prospect.

The Rhyd Ddu path is the easiest. It's not the best, but has its advantages. You start at a quiet area a few miles up the road from Beddgelert and won't meet anything like the number of people as you do elsewhere. It's a part of Snowdonia I like very much, because it is quiet. You have views across to the Nantlle ridge and Moel Hebog. It feel like you're at the back of Snowdonia. 

The top section of the route is as good as any Snowdon climb and is what you see in my video.There are fine views down to Nant Gwynant and beyond; the valley the other side of Snowdon I'm also very fond of.

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