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Llan between them; to the W. and N.W. the less sharply-defined ridges
of Llechog and Clogwyn-du'r-Arddu. To the N., beyond Crib Goch, the view
extends to the Sea, Anglesey, the Menai Strait aud Bridges, and, in the
background, the Isle of Man. The lower end of Llyn Padarn at Llan¬
beris is seen a little to the left of N., and to the right of it rises the
pointed Elidyr-Fawr, next to which come the lofty Carnedd Dafydd and
Cai-nedd Llewelyn. To the right of the latter, and somewhat nearer, are
the Glyders, just behind which is the pyramidal Tryfan. To the N.E.
stretch the Clwydian Hills, and due E. is Moel Siabod, with the Capel
Curig lakes to the left of it. In the foreground are Glaslyn and Llyn
Llydaw, with the green Nant Gwynant behind the latter. To the right of
Siabod, in the background, are the Berwyns, and still farther to the right
(S.E.) are the distant summits of the Arenigs and the Arans. Almost
in the same direction, but much nearer, rise Moelwyn and the finely-
shaped Cynicht. Almost due S. rises Cader Idris, with a bit of Plinlimmon
behind it. To the right is Cardigan- Bay, seen in its full extent from St.
David's Head on the S. to the Lleyn Promontory on the N. To the S.W.
rises Moel Hebog, to the right of which, and farther off, are the sharp
peaks of the Rivals. The chief sheets of water visible to the S.W. andW.
are the Nantlle Lakes, Llyn-y-Gader, and Llyn Quellyn. To the N. (right)
of the last rises Moel Eitio, beyond which the eye regains its starting-
point. In clear weather the Wicklow Mts. (70 M. distant) are visible to the
W. and the Cumbrian Mts to the N.E.; and it is said that even a part of
Scotland may sometimes be distinguished. Comp. the Panorama.
Ascent op Snowdon prom Llanberis (5 M., in l3/4-3Y2 hrs.;
guide 5s.; with descent to Beddgelert, Snowdon Ranger, or Capel
Curig 10s.; pony 5s.). There is a distinct and easy bridle-path all
the way to the top. Most walkers will easily outstrip the slow-
We leave the highroad by the lane opposite the Victoria Hotel (comp.
p. 330), which ascends through wood to the left of the stream and the
Ceunant Mawr (p. 330). Soon after quitting the wood, the path turns
sharply to the left and ascends the ridge. The route beyond this can
hardly be mistaken. On the other side of the valley we see the path
leading to the Snowdon Ranger (see p. 331). In front the summit is seen
towering to the right of Crib-y-Ddysgyl, while the retrospect includes the
sea and the island of Anglesey. About 274 M. from Llanberis we cross
the Mountain Tramroad (p. 331) and 3/i M. farther on, at a height of about
1750 ft., we reach a Refreshment Hut, near which is a station on the tram-
road. About 72 M. farther on is a second Refreshment Hut, a few hundred
yards to the right of which is the Llyn Du'r Arddu. Beyond the hut the
path turns to the left and becomes steeper (fine views). At a height of
about 2520 ft. the path again crosses the tramroad. It then ascends to
the right, and beyond a ruined hut and spring of fresh water it is joined
on the right by the Snowdon Ranger track and on the left (80 yds. farther
on) by the path from Pen-y-Gwryd (p. 332). A stiff climb of 74 hr. more
brings us to the summit. If strength permit, the traveller should diverge to
the left before reaching the spring and ascend to the top of Crib-y-Ddysgyl
(p. 336), for the sake of the fine "View into the abysses of Cwm Glas (p. 332).
View from the summit, see p. 336.
Ascent op Snowdon prom Capel Curig, 9 M., in 3Yj-4Y2 hrs.
(from Pen-y-Gwryd or Pen-y-Pass 2-3 hrs.). Ponies may be ob¬
tained at Capel Curig (10s.) or at (4 M.) Pen-y-Gwryd (5s.), guides
at Pen-y-Gwryd or Pen-y-Pass (5s.). Tourists may also drive from
Capel Curig to (5 M.) Gorphwysfa (Pen-y-Pass; 1180 ft.), where
the actual ascent begins (see p. 332).
The track diverges to the left from the road a few yards on this side
of the Pen-y-Pass Inn, and ascends gradually round an offshoot of Crib
Goch. After about 1 M. we pass the tiny Llyn Teyrn on the left, with
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