Photo © Efan Thomas
Are you looking to Climb Snowdon but don’t have access to a car or would simply just prefer to use public transport? Well it’s actually quite easy to start your Snowdon walk using local buses.
The Snowdon Sherpa is a unique bus service that travels around the foot of Snowdon. It creates an essential connection between the six main paths up Snowdon as well as the main car parks, villages and tourist attractions in the area. It’s particularly useful for walkers or climbers wanting to start their journey from one place and finish at another, or indeed for anyone who wants to travel around Snowdonia leaving the car at home.
If you’ve climbed Snowdon with MountainXperience and are looking for other things to do around Snowdonia and North Wales then you need to check out this great Staycation book from the team at Rough Guides.
With international travel restricted during the Covid 19 pandemic, and with travel rules still changing day-by-day, it’s no wonder that so many are hoping to avoid disappointment by continuing to holiday closer to home. To help you make the most of your summer at home, Rough Guides have launched a series of fantastic Staycation guidebooks. The series brings you all the inspiration, ideas and practical advice you need to make the most of your time in well-loved UK destinations such as Snowdonia & North Wales. Each guidebook is packed with detailed itineraries for walks and tours, local highlights and time-saving tips, as well as historical and cultural insights and essential maps.
If you’ve been shocked by photos like this taken over the weekend you might well be thinking that the popular Snowdon scrambling route isn’t for you. This image was taken on Saturday 7th May 2022 by Ari Roberts and shows a queue of patient hikers standing atop the Crib Goch ridge heading up to the summit of Snowdon. For those not aware of this popular route, after you’ve scrambled your way up on to the ridge you then have to traverse the knife-edge arête with huge drops either side of you and little opportunity to ‘overtake’ slower walkers.
The media have jumped on the story too. North Wales newspaper, The Daily Post reported Picture shows huge queues forming along Snowdonia’s notorious Crib Goch ridge and Wales Online ran the same image proclaiming The huge queue on a notorious ridge in Snowdonia as visitors flock to see 1,000ft drop.
AdventureSmart UK is a nationwide safety campaign aimed at those using the outdoors. Its plan is to reduce the number of often avoidable incidents which the rescue and emergency services have to deal with every year.
Experts from leading safety and sporting organisations around the country have developed a comprehensive set of safety messages to provide the essential information needed for people to get outdoors, confident that they are fully prepared for a great day out.