"Up Snowdon - the Watkin Path..." Snowdonia Favorite Tip by Bagillbaer

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by Bagillbaer

Favorite thing: The Watkin Path starts out fairly unspectacular (apart from the surrounding mountains, of course) at Nant Gwynant, about an hours walk north-east from Beddgelert - a car park, the Snowdon Sherpa bus stop "Pont Bethania" (but busses don`t come that often...), a simple concrete road across the street leading towards the mountains and some farms.
But don't underestimate it! The Watkin Path is said to be the hardest way up to Snowdon's peak. Despite that fact, the first few kilometres of the path are fairly family friendly - and families know that.
There's loads of them on sunny holidays, heading for the mountain stream that's so nice to sit by, dabble your feet in or even swim in! Yes, it is cold. But it is also crystal clear and an experience very worthwhile!

Fondest memory: I found the perfect stone seat with the perfect little puddle of perfectly clear water in front to put my sore feet in.

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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