Get set for an unforgettable journey to Mount Snowdon’s summit. Since 1896, the Snowdon Mountain Railway has scaled the slopes of Wales and England’s highest mountain, unveiling awe-inspiring views. Ascend above the clouds to witness the wonder of Wales like never before…
Your journey begins in Llanberis
The ultimate family day out, your mount Snowdon ascent starts in the tiny village of Llanberis. Aboard vintage carriages hauled by steam-powered trains, you will cross two incredible viaducts that stretch across the resplendent Afon Hwch River.
Behold the beauty of the rushing Ceunant Mawr waterfall as it plunges majestically into the gorge below. As you emerge from towering trees, a jaw-dropping landscape appears before your eyes, where you can catch your first glimpse of Snowdon’s summit.
First calling point, Hebron Station
As you pass through Hebron Station, the ruined remains of Helfa farm emerge from the landscape, nestled neatly at the foot of Cwm Brwynog, otherwise known as the Valley of Reeds. The farm is steeped in mystery, with historical records offering few clues as to what the land was used for.
Just beyond Hebron, the landscape starts to incline with Moel Hebog - meaning Hill of the Falcon in Welsh - coming into view as it rises above the village of Beddgelert. A distinct cave can be seen carved into the landscape, which is rumoured to be the place where the leader of the last Welsh rebellion against the English lies in wait to rise up again.
Next stop, Halfway Station
Refresh and refuel at the Halfway Station café as your steam train tops up its water tanks. From this incredible vantage point the spectacular Moel Cynghorion (Mountain of Councillors) rises from the valley in the distance.
Beyond the café are the remnants of one of the largest, Welsh medieval settlements, plus the unmissable sight of Clogwyn du’r Arddu and its black volcanic rock face, visible on the horizon.
Now arriving at Rocky Valley
The rock-scattered terrain of the Rocky Valley can be viewed from the train as it teeters on the edge of a dramatic, sheer drop. Stunning views of the incredible Llyn Peninsula appear in the distance as you peer through the vast valley below.
Now calling at Clogwyn Station
Sitting on the edge of an exposed ridge, Clogwyn Station is the penultimate stop before the summit. Overlooking the astounding Llanberis Pass and the colossal Clogwyn Du’r Arddu cliffs, the views do not disappoint.
Behold one of the world’s most spectacular vistas as you gaze out from the summit of Mount Snowdon. Home to the UK’s highest visitor centre, Hafod Eryri, experience a bird’s eye view of the incredible valleys at the foot of this towering peak. From the summit’s cairn, on a clear day, you can enjoy views that stretch as far as Ireland.
The moment you set foot on Snowdon’s summit you’re enveloped by a sense of exhilaration. Standing on top of the world, basking in serene surroundings and enjoying the soul-stirring atmosphere, the summit of Snowdon is a place to breathe deep and be in the moment.
Plan your Snowdon Mountain Railway trip
An experience like no other, the Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you and your family on an unforgettable adventure. No Snowdonia camping trip is complete without scaling the slopes of the region’s iconic mountain. Add it to your camping activity bucket list and get set for a memorable family day out.
Address: Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4TT.
Tel: +44 (0) 1286 870 223
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