Journey to the rooftop of Wales
Your journey continues
The area of Rocky Valley with its massive boulders (at 5/8 distance ) is the termination point when high winds prevent the trains from reaching the Summit.
The magical names of the area – Yr Wyddfa,Glyder Fawr, Llyn du’r Arddu – tell of more myth, legend and history than just about anywhere else in Britain. Eryri – the Welsh name for Snowdonia, means “Land of Eagles”. Formed by volcanic forces some 450 million years ago, these ancient mountains once towered 10,000 metres into the clouds – as high as the Himalayas – but over time the wind and rain have worn them to their present scale and the successive ice ages have scoured their valleys and sculpted their ridges.
Beyond halfway rises the black volcanic rock face of Clogwyn du’r Arddu. The Station at Clogwyn is the termination point prior to the Summit opening. From March to the end of April trains will normally stop at Clogwyn due to the snow on the upper mountain. The views looking down Llanberis Pass are no less spectacular
The views from the train as you are carried along a ridge to the Summit are truly breathtaking. You will have one of the world’s most spectacular panoramas at your feet. On very clear days at the Summit you can see as far as the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
You have now reached the Summit of Snowdon and Hafod Eryri, the new Summit Visitor Centre. This amazing feat of engineering opened in 2009. This fantastic new destination is sympathetically designed to complement the landscape. This landmark building grows out of the mountain and features spectacular panoramic windows giving travellers to Hafod Eryri unimpaired views across the mighty Snowdonia range and up to the summit. The Welsh oak interior provides visitors with a Warm Welsh Welcome protected beneath the granite cloud like roof.