Welcome  to  John's  Snowdon Sherpa  website

A special "Thank You" to everyone who has been in touch with me throughout 2018 saying how useful the
"ideas for days out"  "tips" and "warnings" were........
Thank you too to those of you who supplied news,  pictures and 'what's actually happening,' etc.
PLEASE keep up the good work in 2019 !!!
I hope I have thanked everyone personally, but in case there is anyone I have missed, this is especially for you !!!
 
   
                                                         
                              A Very Happy Christmas to all visitors to my website    

  * * *   ....... All Sherpa Winter timetables are now operating

Despite the revised services having already started,  several official websites as well as many bus stop displays
have not yet been (fully) updated
There were further updates to some "X19" connecting services which changed yet again on 19th November
There are further changes to the times of the connecting "88" weekday journeys from and back to Caernarfon commencing Monday 10th December
note - at this stage the new "88" times can only be confirmed from the Gwynedd CC website


If you spot any error, please contact me here with the details so it can be quickly corrected for the benefit
of the many other visitors to this website
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Please keep looking here for the latest situation - you can see if there have been any further changes to this website by checking to see if the date at the bottom of this and every other page is later than on your previous visit

A FULL ROUND-UP OF THE OFFICIAL WEBSITES CAN BE FOUND ON MY CONTACTS PAGE
BEWARE some are still not yet fully updated
Numerous errors have been spotted and these are highlighted to help you avoid falling for WRONG INFORMATION

Always better to be "fore-warned" than to be "caught out" !!!
(especially in Snowdonia where it is a long walk if you miss a 'non-existent' bus)

This is the ONLY website about the "Snowdon Sherpa" bus network which is regularly updated with all the news,  mid-timetable corrections and service changes for both the Snowdon Sherpa services and all the local bus and train connecting journeys !!!


This website is produced purely as a hobby to help promote greater use of the
limited public transport to and across Snowdonia
which IS more than adequate for most journeys even in the mid-winter, but you need some careful pre-planning
It also gives some ideas in the form of suggested itineries for "days out" to Snowdionia both from locations on the Sherpa Network itself AND  from further afield using the various connecting servivces
It concentrates of giving the real "facts" rather than attempting to look "fancy" !!!

Comprehensive accurate official publicity for ALL services in Snowdonia
is difficult - if not impossible - to find
and unfortunately bus operators and councils often only show "their" journeys

It also attempts to warn visitors of potential "pitfalls" advised to me by others
and highlights numerous known errors in official publications
( "always far better to be 'pre-warned' than 'caught out' !!!! " )
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Sherpa journeys are normally shown in GREEN
with other bus journeys and connections in blue or black
Mid--timetable earlier re-timing are normally shown in BOLD BLUE (eg 0920) and
"warnings" about connections, regular overcrowding, etc. shown as "# - xxxxxxxxx"
Where available - later services via alternative non-Sherpa routes are shown
to prevent anyone being stranded - see individual tables for details
These are normally shown against a "gold" background
Sherpa tickets are not valid on these journeys but Red Rover Day Tickets are
Most Sherpa weekday journeys run every day but some operate either restricted days,
dates  and/or  LOCAL school holiday periods
(which are not always the same for Caernarfon, Conwy, Llanberis, Llanrwst or Porthmadog schools
- and very often differ from those "across the border")

These are identified by an appropriate note and usually times are shown against a
white background as an additional warning
Times at some intermediate locations vary by a few minutes in different official publications
Throughout this website, the earliest know time is used to ensure passenegers can
arrive in sufficient time to catch their Sherpa
Remember many roads in Snowdonia are very narrow and as a result of this
some Sherpa journeys can be delayed considerably by heavy traffic - so don't panic !

Throughout this website, clicking on underlined text will lead to another page or picture
--- IF this is another timetable it will be the current page and it may be necessary to follow the links on that page to a later period
To help you find your way round this website there is a timetable index at the bottom of every page with the page you are currently viewing shown in blue
Always check the page issue date in case there have been any updates since you last looked !!!

As with all websites,  errors can occasionally creep in, but your webmaster always appreciates advice
about anything, including any out of date page, links, etc. so it can be immediately corrected for the
benefit of the many other visitors to this website



this is an unofficial website and the latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables
on one of the County Council or another official website  along with any subsequent amendments thereto 

 
Gwynfor "S4" Sherpa        
Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert - Caernarfon  
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis  

Gwynfor "S2" Sherpa        
mid-winter at Pen-y-Pass
       
  Snowdon Sherpa  
Bus Timetables

unofficial website




Sherpa Network
"S1" - summer only
"S2" daily all-year
"S4" weekdays all-year
"S6" summer weekends only
"S97" daily all-year

        Gwynfor "S97" Sherpa
  Porthmadog - Beddgelert
  Conwy Valley
connections
        LLew Jones "X19" from Llandudno 

  R E M E M B E R ....................... !!!
Car Parking in Snowdonia is very limited and can be expensive if a space can be found
(the popular one at Pen-y-Pass is often full before 0900 on fine summer days)

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


This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is available by all operators
It contains composite timetables of connecting services on a cross-Snowdonia route basis
where a change of bus is usually necessary --- hopefully it will help you plan your days out

It also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
The majority of Snowdon Sherpa bus services are operated by modern low-floor minibuses
but are sometimes replaced by a larger bus during busy periods
There is no specific requirement for groups to pre-book, but ANY parties
are advised in their own interests to ring the operator the day before
to ensure a sufficiently large bus or duplicate is provided

Squeezing even half-a-dozen extra passengers into a small minibus can sometimes be quite a challenge !!!!


 BEWARE....
Large wooden "Poster boards" with a network map appeared during summer 2011 at strategic locations throughout Snowdonia
but unfortunately they STILL contain some incorrect route numbers
Important - the "S97" does NOT normally continue beyond Beddgelert*


* - Some of the new Sunday Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass and v.v. journeys now show
"S97" on the front of the bus in one direction and "S4" in the other and often only "Beddgelert" until they reach that point if they start from Porthmadog or Caernarfon
THERE IS ALWAYS ONLY ONE BUS - SO DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND !!!


(see instead the "S4" between Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass and the S2" between Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)

Use the alternative current Conwy Valley bus services which connect with the "S2" Sherpa at Betws-y-Coed

The "S6" section of the network between Capel Curig and Bethesda
(which had been completely withdrawn for a couple of years)
was reinstated to operate ON SUMMER SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS ONLY

- but in 2018 was diverted to Pen-y-Pass
withdrawn again for the winter
The "S6" augments the very limited 'all-year-round' weekdays only " 6B" commuter service along the Ogwen Valley ---
the return "6B" evening journey will extended from Llyn Ogwen as far as Capel Curig (for Llanberis),
Betws-y-Coed and/or Llanrwst
on request for passengers returning later from the Ogwen Valley and Tryfan


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In addition, Gwynedd CC have produced a poster and associated leaflet for the Tourist Information Centres showing the principal bus routes in their county area but unforunately yet again the revised associated map contains route number errors as well as still showing sections of route no longer served......
 The following errors within the Snowdon Sherpa network area should be noted...
a) the "S97" does NOT continue beyond Beddgelert to Pen-y-Pass and
Betws-y-Coed

- the section between Bedgelert and Penygwryd should now only show "S4" (although some of the new Sunday journeys MAY again revert to "S97")
- the section between Pen-y-Pass and Capel Curig should now show "S2" and "S6"
- the section between Capel Curig and Betws-y-Coed should only show "S2"
b) the "S6" was again re-instated in 2017, but only on summer Saturdays,  Sundays and Public Holidays and will be diverted to Pen-y-Pass in 2018
    (these augment the very limited non-Sherpa "6B" weekday bus service)
c) the last evening service "1" from Porthmadog to Pen-y-Groes via Beddgelert
was withdrawn many years ago
- the ONLY service between Porthmadog and Beddgelert is now the "S97"
d) Most "S4" journeys now operate to/from Pen-y-Pass on weekdays


The correct current routes are shown on the diagrams below and on the timetables throughout this website
Weekdays


Sundays and Public Holidays


A new limited direct Sunday "S4" Sherpa service between Caernarfon and Rhyd Ddu
was introduced from Sunday 11th November
which will augment the limited alternative connecting journeys via Porthmadog/Pen-y-Groes
The summer "S6" Sherpa service from Bethesda to Betws-y-Coed via the Ogwen Valley
was diverted to Pen-y-Pass for Summer 2018
(BUT it is now suspended again for the winter - it is expected to re-commence for next Easter)
Current Snowdon Sherpa services are........
S1 - Llanberis - Nant Peris - Pen-y-Pass

(extra spring/summer/autumn "Park and Ride" journeys via Nant Peris Car Park on Saturdays only)
SUSPENDED for the winter
S2 - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed
(direct services - one morning journey and one afternoon journey extends to/starts from Llanrwst
on local School Days only)
S4 - Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert - Rhyd Ddu - Caernarfon
(now includes limited through services between Beddgelert - Rhyd Ddu - Caernarfon on Sunday)
S6 - Bethesda - Capel Curig - Llanberis
(Two return journeys on summer Saturdays and Sundays ONLY)
SUSPENDED for the winter
These augment the very limited non-Sherpa weekdays only "6B" service which provides a useful
later connection back to Betws-y-Coed or Llanberis (NOT mid-winter) for those visiting Tryfan

S97 - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
(note - the mid-afternoon journey from Porthmadog diverts via the School
on School Days with extended journey time )


in ALL cases some journeys do NOT operate the whole of the route also some journeys are diverted en-route
- see also individual timetables for details of  'through' and 'connecting' cross-Snowdonia journeys

Make sure you use the Snowdon Sherpas in 2018 and 2019 !
Please do your bit to help the environment by keeping all unnecesary cars out of Snowdonia
                 
If you MUST take you car - remember many
roads in Snowdonia are designated "clearways"

(ensure you park at an appropriate location
or you are likely to end up with
a hefty parking fine !!!!!
)

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Much easier, cheaper and greener to use the Snowdon Sherpas !!!
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That way you can go up Snowdon by one path and return down by another
            

Several different operators cover the Sherpa network
AND connecting services
- especially on Sundays

Generally speaking, to give you maximum flexibility, the best ticket
for travelling to, round and returning from Snowdonia for a whole day is the 6.80 Red Rover available from the driver of your first bus
(or a North Wales Day Rover if travelling from further afield by train)


So make sure you select and ask for the appropriate ticket for ALL of your proposed itineraries as many companies also offer their own day rover, which are only valid on their services !!!

Winter 2018-19 Sherpa Timetables
are now in operation


DON'T  KNOW  YOUR  WAY
ROUND  SNOWDONIA ?

Anyone on the Coast wishing to spend a day in Snowdonia should find the
Summary Timetable from Llandudno/North Wales Coast

Summary Timetable from Bangor via Llanberis
Summary Timetable from Barmouth/Harlech/Bl.Ffestiniog via Porthmadog
or the Summary Timetable from Pwllheli/Criccieth via Porthmadog
to all parts of Snowdonia served by the Sherpas a useful starting point


DO MAKE SURE YOU KEEP RE-VISITING TO CHECK FOR ANY FURTHER LATE CHANGES --- especially to CONNECTING journeys


NO
printed
Timetables
available
yet
again !






























Gwynedd CC is the only North Wales Council not to produce a printed
version of their bus service timetables
- instead,  some local offices now charge 10p for every sheet
they print off the internet for you !!!!!

(This is despite ALL official Gwynedd CC Tourist Information Centres have closed !!!
although some Snowdonia Information Centres, such at Beddgelert, still remain
)

This arrangement applied throughout 2018 and will no doubt again apply throughout 2019
despite justifiable pressure from the local tourist industry
However you can download the same information
direct from the Gwynedd CC official website
Pen-y-Pass Sherpa bus stop


REMEMBER (all times PROVISIONAL at this stage)
Many last Sherpas from Pen-y-Pass
during the winter are MUCH earlier
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Betws-y-Coed at 16.50
     (Betws-y-Coed at 1650 on Sundays)

Llanberis (for Caernarfon) at 17.55
     (Llanberis at 1755 on Sundays)

Note the last' all-year-round' weekday and Sunday "S2" Sherpa
with an "88" connection back to Caernarfon departs 1610


Beddgelert at 16.35
   (Beddgelert at 1645 on Sundays)

Porthmadog at 1420 and a later connection at 16.35
but note there is a long wait at Beddgelert on the later journey
   (Porthmadog at 1645 on Sundays)
with the former connection back to Barmouth re-instated


Caernarfon via Beddgelert at 16.35
   (Caernarfon via Beddgelert at 1435)
but there is also a later service via Llanberis at 1610


Make sure you are down from the mountain in time and
and don't get stranded at Pen-y-Pass !

BEWARE
    most departure sheets at bus-stops have yet to be updated with the revised winter times
- so carefully check the issue date at the bottom left of the display at your stop rather than ending up waiting for a non-existant journey !!!
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!

2018-2019
Timetable










The Conwy CC 2018-19 timetables booklet
(commencing 29th May) can also be viewed "on line"

Printed copies are also now available
They give details of all the bus services in the Conwy County area including all the Sherpa Network as well as details of the Conwy Valley Railway Line services
but so far there are no updates to show the usual "halving" of both the "S2" Sherpa service or the greatly reduced level of connecting "X19 journeys from and back to Llandudno
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<                                

BEWARE - the Summer 2018 Sherpa Timetable leaflet is now 'out if date' as it no longer includes the winter service - unlike last year
                              >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    * - Still NO "6B" timetable (along the Ogwen Valley) shown in either their printed booklet or included on their website - it started operating back in early-2015) despite now being included in the index to places served and on the maps !!!
BEWARE
    most departure sheets at bus-stops have yet to be updated with the revised REDUCED LEVEL OF winter times
- so carefully check the issue date at the bottom left of the display at your stop rather than ending up waiting for a non-existant journey !!!
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!




(2nd 2018 edition cover)

The Denbighshire CC 2018 printed timetables and updated on-line timetables are now available
UPDATE
    There has been five versions of their on-line timetable since the start of 2017 - including two this year - some of which still stem from the earlier demise of GHA
    If you have already saved a copy of ANY of their tables, make sure you have downloaded the correct version - if in doubt DELETE it and start again

    Despite all the re-issues,   it still showes the same OUT OF DATE connecting "70" journeys from Corwen --- see this website or confirm the correct times from the Llew Jones website - but note the service ONLY runs on Tuesdays (Llanrwst Market Day) and Saturdays
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    DON'T GET CAUGHT OUT !
no
printed
Timetables






























  GWYNFOR COACHES
        This company are now operating the whole of the Sherpa network on both weekdays and Sundays

Their website has been updated to reflect the winter

Unfortunately all the Sherpa "timetable" links still show the "error" message
Roedd gwall wrth prosesu eich cais / There was an error while processing your request
However the 'up-to-date' information CAN BE FOUND on this
website or confirmed from the Gwynedd CC one as well
REVISED Sherpa journeys between
Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
ARE NOW OPERATING

See this website for details
and confirm from the Gwynedd CC website
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!

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BEWARE........
    Their "S4" and "S97" timetable pages fail to show some journeys on arrival at Beddgelert immediately continue to Porthmadog or Caernarfon respectivcely
    So IGNORE the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner" advice to wait around in the cold for the following journey !!!!!
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!
    So much for integrated timetable planning !


Most
Timetables
on thier
website
have been updated
but there are still several errors
  LLEW JONES
    They have drastically reduced the level of their connecting "X19" service from Llandudno along the east side of the Conwy Valley
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!

    At the request of Conwy CC,  Llew Jones have RETIMED their 'subsidised' 1840 Sunday "19" journey from Betws-y-Coed to Llandudno (in order to connect off the last Summer "S2" Sherpa from Llanberis due 1832) but they STILL have not bothered to correct their website !!!
no printed timetables


ALTHOUGH - the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner" is now showing the revised winter Sherpa journeys ....
..... several connecting services are still not yet updated with the further "last minute" changes
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!


Headline News...................
  Click here for further information
including archieved items

Monday 10th December 2018
      Gwynfor has made further changes to the
"times" of their "88" weekday connecting service
from and back to Caernarfon
    The "two hour gap" between journeys at lunchtime has been "plugged" but the extra journeys during the workers "peaks" are cut back to Mondays to Fridays only

Monday 19th November 2018
    Llew Jones has made further changes to the
"times" of their "X19" weekday connecting service
from and back to Llandudno
 

Start of Winter Timetable - Monday 5th November 2018
      The number of "S2" Sherpa journeys between Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis also the return direction have been reduce to the same level of service as last winter
    The additional summer only "S1 Park and Ride" Sherpa service between Llanberis and Pen-y-Pass and the weekend "S6" Sherpa service through the Ogwen pass are withdrawn for the winter
    Major changes have been made to the "S4" and "S97" services to help improve preformance
    Llew Jones drastically reduced the "level" of their "X19" connecting service from and back to Llanudno

Saturday 22nd September 2018
    Arriva have withdrawal their weekday connecting "88" services from/to Caernarfon
    Gwynfor now provide a much-reduced level of service - which commenced Monday 24th September
 

Late Summer Public Holiday Monday 27th August 2018
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Tuesday 29th May 2018
    Llew Jones will commence a new 1840 weekdays and Sundays "19" journey from Betws-y-Coed to Llandudno
    This is planned to immediately connect off the last "S2" Sherpa from Llanberis due 1832 instead of the current 'over three hours' wait
 

Spring Public Holiday Monday 28th May 2018
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Sunday/Monday 13th/14th May 2018
    Arriva made further minor changes to their connecting "85" and "88" services from/to Bangor and Caernarfon respectively  

Early Spring Public Holiday Monday 7th May 2018
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Monday 16th April 2018
    Lloyds have re-introduced a direct "39" Barmouth to Porthmadog connecting service along the coast road which also serves Harlech  

Monday 9th April 2018
      Arriva made changes to their "1B" "3" "85" and "88" services
    These include some improved connections at Llanberis from/to both Caernarfon and Bangor during the late-afternoon and early-evening

Easter Monday 2nd April 2018
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable
 

Good Friday 30th March 2018
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Sunday 25th March 2018
    Gwynfor Coaches take over the former Arriva Sunday "S97" Sherpa service will in future will be split into "S97" and "S4" at Beddgelert to match weekdays
    The "missing" Sunday mid-morning journeys through the Nant Gwynant Pass are re-instated after several years
    Although not shown as such on the officil websites,  most journeys work through (sometimes diverting via Rhyd Ddu - see this website for full details

 

Saturday 24th March 2018
      The Summer Timetables will commence..........
    The level of service on the "S2" will again double from five to ten journeys each way
    The seasonal "S1" and "S6" services will be re-instated for summer weekends,  but note the "S6" will only start Bethesda (instead of Bangor) and be diverted to and from Pen-y-Pass

    BEWARE - the arriva weekday "X1" connecting journeys alongh the east side of the Conwy Valley are withdrawn - resulting in a very long wait to return to Llandudno off the last Sherpa

Sunday 18th March 2018
    Arriva operated their final Sunday "S97" Sherpa service (including one journey starting from Pwllheli) - thus ending their direct involvement with the Sherpa Network,  although they continue to operate connecting journeys to both Llanberis and Porthmadog


 

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
      As a result of Express Motors ceasing trading, there were numerous changes to both the Sherpa timetables (now operated by Gwynfor Coaches) also many connecting journeys - in some cases they level of connecting service being halved
   A summary showing the latest information advised to me can be found here


New Year's Day - Monday 1st January 2018
    There are no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on New Year's Day

    Normal weekday services are planned to re-commence on Tuesday 2nd January
 

Boxing Day - Tuesday 26th December 2017
      There are no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on Boxing Day

    Normal weekday services are planned to re-commence on Wednesday 27th December

Christmas Day - Monday 25th December 2017
    There are no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on Christmas Day

 

Start of Winter Timetable - Monday 6th November 2017
      The number of "S2" Sherpa journeys between Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis also the return direction will reduce to the same level of service as last winter

    The additional summer only "S1 Park and Ride" Sherpa service between Llanberis and Pen-y-Pass and the weekend "S6" Sherpa service through the Ogwen pass are withdrawn for the winter

Severance of later "alternative" connection from Llanberis via Caernarfon - Monday 9th October 2017
    Arriva have retimed their last 2145 "5C-5" connecting journey from Caernarfon to Llandudno to arrive later - this connects off the 2115 "88" from Llanberis
    In future there will no longer be any onward connections back to Llanrwst/Betws-y-Coed or  Colwyn Bay,  so passengers will have to leave Llanberis on the much earlier 1915 "85" journey via Bengor
    It is still possible to return to Llandudno, but the journey is extended by a 15 minute wait at Bangor
 

Late Summer Public Holiday Monday 28th August 2017
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Spring Public Holiday Monday 29th May 2017
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable
 

Sunday 7th May 2017 until further notice
    The only Sunday morning "X19" journey from Llandudno is retimed to start 1005

    In future it will also provided a much later direct connection from Colwyn Bay (depart 1005) at the Black Cat roundabout
 

Wednesday 31st March 2010

Snow in Snowdonia on 31st March 2010
      The first week of the 2010 Summer Timetable !
    It snowed so hard causing the roads to be closed and the Sherpa services to be suspended for the day
    A very unusual occurance (even in the middle of winter !)
    BUT BEWARE !
Walking on the hills when covered with snow can be very dangerous



Click here for all the news items

This "unofficial" website attempts to give full details of what services are available today
and for the next few months


It also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"

If you spot any error on this website (or have any additional information), please e-mail the webmaster so the information can be corrected / updated for the benefit of other visitors to this website

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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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