A beautiful quiet route up Snowdon starting at the bottom of the peaceful Nant Ffrancon Valley.
Starting point – Car Park at Pont Bethania on the A498 between Llyn Dinasand Llyn Gwynant.
(GR 628 507)
Turn to your right out of the car park, cross the bridge and turn right along a narrow lane. In 400 yards you will reach a stoney track on he left with a gate. Follow this up into Cwm Llan which has the cascading Afon Cwm Llan on the right. The Path levels out as you enter Cwm Llan and a left fork goes off to the south ridge. Ignore this path and continue to cross the river over the bridge, passing ruined buildings and left past the Gladstone Rock. Continue to pass rocky spoil heaps then rise to Bwlch Cilau on the edge of the cliffs and ridge overlooking Cwm Dyli and Llydaw. Turn left on a path to Bwlch y Saethau. From here the path turns to the left up the rough south slopes of Snowdon to the South Ridge at a 2 metre marker stone). Turn right and follow the South Ridge up to the summit.