A beautiful quiet route up Snowdon starting at the bottom of the peaceful Nant Ffrancon Valley.
- Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
- Ascent - 3400 feet / 1030 metres
- Duration - Approx 4 - 5 hours
- Grade - Hard/severe
- Start - grid reference SH647555
The Snowdon Horseshoe is a ridge walk and quite a challenge as it includes a traverse the famous traverse of Crib Goch's arête. It is not a walk for those with little experience and if the cloud is down then you need good navigating skills. There have been many articles about Crib Goch and on a bad day it can be lethal. High winds and icy conditions are probably the most dangerous and should be avoided. If the weather is clear and calm then it should present no problems to an agile person who has experience of mountain walking.
Please remember, you should ensure you are well equipped with good footwear, adequate food and drinks plus clothing to cater for worsening weather conditions which could come upon you very quickly if you haven't fully prepared. (Treat the mountain with respect, remember you are climbing 3560 feet to the summit.)