Why not CLIMB SNOWDON or TRYFAN * starting from

all year round      
Gwynfor Coaches "S2" Sherpa    
mid-winter
     
BETWS-Y-COED
or CAPEL CURIG
using the






      "S4" Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert
    Gwynfor Coaches Sherpa
      "S97" Beddgelert - Porthmadog

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  B E W A R E ....................... !!!
Car Parking near Snowdon is very limited and can be expensive if a space can be found

The alternative is to leave your car behind and use the
Snowdon Sherpa Bus network

It is possible to climb Snowdon from Betws-y-Coed or Capel Curig
every day throughout the year
(by Sherpa to the start of most of the tracks)

(except Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day)
NOW just 2 single to or from Pen-y-Pass
If you plan to go up and/or down the Llanberis, Watkin, Rhyd Ddu or Snowdon Ranger paths
then ask the driver of your first bus for a 5 Snowdon Sherpa Day ticket

Why not go up one track and return down another ?

Remember - if the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back



Snowdon Sherpa
Mondays to Saturdays also Sundays - 13th April 2019 until further notice
local Public Holidays are Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

  Click here for other suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from Betws-y-Coed
Click here for other suggested Sunday itineraries from Betws-y-Coed
"Trips to climb Snowdon or Tryfan * - without your car"
from Betws-y-Coed or Capel Curig
 Please note specially - the last return Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass back to Capel Curig and Betws-y-Coed
at this time of the year departs at 18.10

   

Miners path
   
SNOWDON   by the  PYG track   or   Miner's track    from   Pen-y-Pass
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
   

PYG track
   
 
Outward
   
Return
 
weekdays and Sundays and Public Holidays
 
weekdays and Sundays and Public Holidays
 
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
 
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Betws-y-Coed   dep
09.10
10.10
11.10
12.10
13.40
14.40
Pen-y-Pass   dep
12.25
13.55
14.55
15.50
16.50
18.10
Capel Curig   dep
09.22
10.22
11.22
12.22
13.52
14.52
Capel Curig   arr
12.35
14.05
15.05
16.00
17.00
18.20
Pen-y-Pass   arr
09.35
10.35
11.35
12.35
14.05
15.05
Betws-y-Coed   arr
12.47
14.17
15.17
16.12
17.12
18.32
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

   
SNOWDON   by the  Llanberis path   from   Llanberis
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
   

Llanberis path
         

Click on logo for trains
 
Outward
   
Return
 
weekdays and Sundays and Public Holidays
 
weekdays and Sundays and Public Holidays
 
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
 
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Betws-y-Coed   dep
09.10
10.10
11.10
12.10
13.40
14.40
Llanberis Joe Brown dep
12.00
13.30
14.30
15.30
16.30
17.50
Capel Curig   dep
09.22
10.22
11.22
12.22
13.52
14.52
Llanberis Interchange *
12.05
13.35
14.35
15.35
16.35
17.55
Llanberis   arr
09.45
10.45
11.45
12.45
14.20
15.20
Capel Curig   arr
12.35
14.05
15.05
16.00
17.00
18.20
 
Betws-y-Coed   arr
12.47
14.17
15.17
16.12
17.12
18.32
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
* - Llanberis Interchange is at the start of the Llanberis track up Snowdon    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

   
SNOWDON   by the  Watkin track    from   Nant Gwynant
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
   

Watkin path
   
 
Outward
   
Return
Weekdays
Sundays/Public Holidays
Weekdays
Sundays/Public Holidays
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S4
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
Betws-y-Coed   dep
09.10
-
11.10
-
09.10
-
11.10
-
Nant Gwynant Watkin dep
14.10
-
16.15
-
17.50
-
14.15
-
16.30
-
17.20
-
Capel Curig   dep
09.22
-
11.22
-
09.22
-
11.22
-
Pen-y-Pass
14.27
14.55
16.32
16.50
|
18.10
14.32
14.55
|
16.50
17.40
18.10
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
10.10
11.35
12.20
09.35
10.10
11.35
12.20
Penygwryd
-
14.57
-
16.52
18.05
18.12
-
14.57
16.45
16.52
-
18.12
Nant Gwynant Watkin  arr
(alight at the car park stop)
-
10.22
-
12.32
-
10.22
-
12.32
Capel Curig  arr
-
15.05
-
17.00
-
18.20
-
15.05
-
17.00
-
18.20
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
Betws-y-Coed   arr
-
15.17
-
17.12
-
18.32
-
15.17
-
17.12
-
18.32
There is sufficient time in the summer to go out and back by this route in the winter - all times are shown for anyone who wishes to go out by one path and return by another    
Slower walkers have the option to go out via Nant Gwynant and climb up the Watkin path - returning via the Miners path or the PYG track to Pen-y-Pass    
where there is a later "S2" Sherpa at 18.10 back to Capel Curig and Betws-y-Coed    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

   

Rhyd Ddu path
   
SNOWDON   by the  Rhyd Ddu path   or   Rangers path 
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
   

Snowdon Ranger path
   
 
Outward
   
Return
Weekdays
Sundays/
Public Holidays
Weekdays
Sundays/
Public Holidays
S2
S4
S4
S2
S4
S4
S2
S4-5C-5-19
S4
S2
Betws-y-Coed   dep
09.10
-
-
09.10
-
Snowdon Ranger   dep
15.59
-
1710
16.14
-
Capel Curig   dep
09.22
-
-
09.22
-
Rhyd Ddu   dep
16.16
-
1708
16.01
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
10.10
-
09.35
10.10
Beddgelert
16.10
-
|
via
Caernarfon
and Conwy

|
16.25
-
Beddgelert
-
10.35
11.50
-
10.35
Pen-y-Pass
16.35
16.50
|
16.50
Rhyd Ddu   arr
(alight at the WHRy station stop)
-
-
11.58
-
10.43
Penygwryd
-
16.52
16.45
16.52
Capel Curig   arr
-
17.00
-
17.00
Snowdon Ranger   arr
(alight at the YHA stop)
-
-
12.00
-
11.45
Betws-y-Coed   arr
-
17.12
2120
-
17.12
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
There is barely time,  except for the fastest climbers,   to go out and back by this route - all times are shown for anyone who wishes to go out by one path    
and return by another - Slower walkers have the option to go out via the much less busy westside Rhyd Ddu or Snowdon Ranger paths    
- returning via the Miners path or the PYG track to Pen-y-Pass where there is a later "S2" Sherpa at 18.10 back to Capel Curig and Betws-y-Coed    
Alternatively it is possible to just go "part" way up the track    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

       
TRYFAN *   by the  Ogwen track    from   Llyn Ogwen
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back

There is insufficient time for all but the fastest walkers to climb to the summit
unless you set off on the early weekday "6B" journey at 0700/10
Alternatively, why not just take a stroll part way up or visit the falls ?
   

Ogwen path
       
 
Outward
   
Return
Fri
M-Th
+S+Su
     
 
 
 
Sat
+Sun
 
 
 
Sat
+Sun
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
weekdays
ONLY
6B
6B
S2
S2
S2
S6
S2
S2
S6
S2
S2
S2
S2
6B
 Betws-y-Coed 
07.00c
07.10c
09.10
10.10
11.10
-
12.10
13.40
 Bethesda
14.00
-
-
-
-
18.11
 Capel Curig
07.08
07.18
09.22
10.22
11.22
11.55
12.22
13.52
 Llyn Ogwen
14.10
walk *
walk *
walk *
walk *
18.20
 Llyn Ogwen
07.15
07.25
walk *
walk *
walk *
12.05
walk *
walk *
 Capel Curig
14.20
15.05
16.00
17.00
18.20
18sd30
 Bethesda
07.25
07.35
-
-
-
12.15
-
-
 Betws-y-Coed
-
15.17
16.12
17.12
18.32
18sd40
  09.10 - Sherpa journey    
* - There is a footpath between Capel Curig and Llyn Ogwen-Tryfan  (starts from beside the toilet block behind the cafe/shop)   
which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road - use it for your own safety when there is no Sherpa    
There is no Sherpa service beyond Capel Curig in the winter    
However it is possible to walk from there to Llyn Ogwen and if you are quick even go just "part" way up the track    
Fri - Fridays only     M-Th+S+Su - Mondays to Thursdays,  Saturdays and Sundays only     Sat+Sun - Saturdays and Sundays only also local Public Holidays    
c - calls on the main road outside the church,  NOT the railway station    
6B - WEEKDAYS ONLY - Llew Jones non-Sherpa service - special cheap Sherpa tickets NOT valid on this journeys    
sd - stops to set down passengers joining at or before Llyn Ogwen    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Conwy CC or Gwynedd CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

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Bangor - Snowdonia   (via Llanberis)
Barmouth - Snowdonia   (via Porthmadog)
Bethesda - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed
Bethesda - Capel Curig - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno   (connections)
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
Caernarfon/Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Caernarfon (WHRly) - Beddgelert - Llandudno
Caernarfon (WHRly) - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Corwen - Llanrwst - Llandudno
Llanberis Pass   (Park and Ride)
Llanberis - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis - Beddgelert - Caernarfon/Porthmadog
Llandudno/Colwyn Bay - Betws-y-Coed   (connections)
Llandudno - Beddgelert - Caernarfon (WHRly)
Llandudno - Llanrwst - Corwen
Llandudno - Snowdonia (via Betws-y-Coed)
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon (WHRly)
Porthmadog/Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Porthmadog - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Pwllheli - Snowdonia   (via Porthmadog)
Snowdonia - Bangor (via Llanberis) 
Snowdonia - Barmouth   (via Porthmadog)
 Snowdonia - Llandudno (via Betws-y-Coed or Caernarfon) 
Snowdonia - Pwllheli   (via Porthmadog)
Climb Snowdon - with the Sherpas   (summary)
Ride Round Snowdon - with the Sherpas   (summary)

Suggested weekday trips from Barmouth
Suggested weekday trips from Beddgelert
Suggested Saturday trips from Bethesda
Suggested weekday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested weekday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested weekday trips from Conwy
Suggested weekday trips from Corwen
Suggested weekday trips from Llanberis
Suggested weekday trips from Llandudno
Suggested weekday trips from Llanrwst
Suggested weekday trips from Porthmadog

Suggested Sunday trips from Barmouth
Suggested Sunday trips from Beddgelert
Suggested Sunday trips from Bethesda
Suggested Sunday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested Sunday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested Sunday trips from Conwy
Suggested Sunday trips from Llanberis
Suggested Sunday trips from Llandudno
Suggested Sunday trips from Llanrwst
Suggested Sunday trips from Porthmadog
Suggested Sunday trips from Pwllheli

Suggested weekday trips from
Suggested Sunday trips from
North Wales Coast Railway stations
(via Betws-y-Coed)

Later non-Sherpa weekday journeys from......
Beddgelert area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Pen-y-Pass area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Porthmadog area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Beddgelert area to Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed area to Llanberis
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
Later non-Sherpa Sunday journeys from......
Beddgelert area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Pen-y-Pass area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Porthmadog area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Beddgelert area to Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed area to Llanberis
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
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