Why not CLIMB SNOWDON starting from

all year round      
Gwynfor Coaches "S2" Sherpa    
mid-winter
     

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CAERNARFON
using the



Caernarfon has easy Sherpa
access to the much quieter
western side of Snowdon

as well as the more popular east side
Paths start from the bus stops
at Pen-y-Pass, Nant Gwynant,
Rhyd Ddu and Snowdon Ranger

     summer
 "S4" Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass
     mid-winter
     
  Weekdays
sherpanetwork

  Sundays and Public Holidays
sherpanetwork
In addition to the regular weekday journeys there are now "limited" Sunday "S4" Sherpa journeys
to/from Pen-y-Pass which also serve the Watkin,  Rhyd Ddu and Snowdon Ranger paths
  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 Caernarfon
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)


If you plan to go up and down Snowdon by any track then ask the driver
of your first bus for a 6.80 Red Rover ticket ticket
which also allows you the option to change your mind and return via Llanberis

Why not go up one track and return down another ?

Also ask the driver of your first bus for a 6.80 Red Rover ticket if you want to use the alternative earlier
non-Sherpa "88" link via Llanberis --- operated by Gwynfor on weekdays or Dilwyns on Sundays

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 Caernarfon
Click here for other suggested Sunday itineries from Caernarfon
"Trips to climb Snowdon - without your car"
from Caernarfon
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return Sherpas from Pen-y-Pass back to Caernarfon via Beddgelert are at..........
1635  (change at Beddgelert) on weekdays or 14.50 on Sundays
There is also a later direct "S2" journey at 1905 on both weekdays and Sundays/Public Holidays via Llanberis

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

Rhyd Ddu Pathk
   
 
Outward
   
Return
Weekdays
 
Sundays/Public Holidays
Weekdays
 
Sundays/Public Holidays
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
Caernarfon
07.40
09.05
11.15
12.30
11.10
Rhyd Ddu
12.53
14.23
16.08
18.13
15.23
Rhyd Ddu  
(alight at the WHRy station stop)
08.06
09.31
11.41
13.06
11.36
Caernarfon
13.15
14.45
16.30
18.35
15.45
  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  Rangers path   from   Snowdon Ranger
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
   

Ranger Path
   
 
Outward
   
Return
Weekdays
 
Sundays/Public Holidays
Weekdays
 
Sundays/Public Holidays
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
Caernarfon
07.40
09.05
11.15
12.30
11.10
Snowdon Ranger
12.55
14.25
16.10
18.15
15.25
Snowdon Ranger  
(alight at the YHA stop)
08.04
09.29
11.39
13.06
11.34
Caernarfon
13.15
14.45
16.30
18.35
15.30
  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
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4-S97
S4
S4-S2
Caernarfon
09.05
11.15
11.10
Nant Gwynant Watkin
12.32
14.42
-
16.47
-
12.32
15.02
1720
Nant Gwynant Watkin  
(alight at the car park stop)
09.45
11.55
11.55
Beddgelert
12.45
14.55
1600
17.00
1805
12.45
15.15
via
Pen-y-Pass
Caernarfon
13.15
P
1630
P
1835
P
15.45
1942
09.05 - Sherpa journey     1600 - Sherpa connection - with a break for tea at Beddgelert     P - this Sherpa continues from Beddgelert to Porthmadog as "S97"    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

   

Miners path
   
SNOWDON   by the  Miners path   or   PYG 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
 
Sundays/Public Holidays
Weekdays
 
Sundays/Public Holidays
S4
S4
S2
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S2
S4
S2
88
S2
Caernarfon
09.05
11.15
0735 #
11.10
Pen-y-Pass
12.20
14.30
-
16.35
-
19.05 #
14.50
1705 ##
-
19.05 #
Pen-y-Pass  
(alight at the car park stop)
10.02
12.12
0825 #
12.12
Beddgelert
12.45
14.55
1600
17.00
1805
|
|
|
-
|
Llanberis
|
P
|
P
|
19.20
|
1720
1800
19.20
   
Caernarfon
13.15
-
1630
-
1835
19.42
15.45
-
1827
19.42
09.05 - Sherpa journey     1600 - Sherpa connection - with a break for tea at Beddgelert     P - this Sherpa continues from Beddgelert to Porthmadog as "S97"    
# - this journey operates via Llanberis,  NOT Beddgelert     ## - change to the Dilwyns "88" at Llanberis    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy 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)
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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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