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Llyn Llydaw-Snowdonia


Llyn Llydaw - Snowdonia - North Wales

Miners Track
Snowdon has everything to offer - from rare plants to
the remains of an old copper mine, from agricultural
land to Arthurian legends; not to mention the
spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.
The Miners' Track was built to serve the Britannia Copper Mine.
it is not the route originally used by the miners - in the beginning,
copper was carried up the eastern side of the mountain
and down the path on the other side to Llyn
Cwellyn and then on to Caernarfon.

Around ten years later the road from Llanberisa to
Pen y Gwryd was built, and so this more
practical route was used.
This path is ideal if you wish to take a walk
on Snowdon without necessarily going all
the way to the summit. The path begins
evenly and gradually ascends past Llyn
Teyrn to Llyn Llydaw where the remains of
the Britannia Copper Mine can still be seen.
From this point on, the path climbs steeply
through scree towards the intersection of
the Miners’ and Pyg paths, and then on to the summit

Much of the Miners’ Path runs through an area designated as a
National Nature Reserve because of the special plant communities
and animals who live there. It is home to the Snowdon Beetle, a
colourful creature which has lived here since the last Ice Age.

Distance: 8 miles (there and back)

Ascent: 723 metres

Time: Approximately 6 hours (there and back)

Grid Reference: SH 647 557

Dogs must be kept under close control,
preferably on a lead, for the sake of farm animals
and ground nesting birds.


North Wales
Llyn Llydaw-Snowdonia