Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) Sunset Walk
Join one of our guided walks to safely watch the sky light up with the incredible colours of nature as you watch the sunset from the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).
Snowdon/ Yr Wyddfa - Sunset
At a glance
Distance: 9 miles (14.5km)
Time: 8 hours
Crowds: 3/10 (Not busy)
Fear factor: 1/10 (Not scary)
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Who is the 'Snowdon Sunset Walk' for?
The Llanberis Path is the easiest route up Snowdon so is perfect for most people who can walk at a steady pace for around 7 hours. It is perfect for people who would be able to reach the top of Snowdon in daylight. We will be taking regular short breaks.
It is a good choice if you are not confident navigating in the dark as our qualified and experienced guides will do this for you so you can just relax and enjoy the views.
We accept children of 13 years and over on our Group Walks. Anyone under the age of 18 has to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Please contact us to arrange a Private Guiding walk for parents and children under 13 years of age.
What equipment do I need for the 'Snowdon Sunset Walk' ?
We will send you a detailed kit list upon booking and again shortly before the event.
A headtorch or torch with spare batteries is required for the descent.
Normal hiking gear is needed and this varies a little depending on the time of year and the forecast on the day. Items that are always required which you may need to go out and buy include walking boots/ walking shoes (not trainers), a waterproof jacket, and a rucksack.
We can give you advice about what to buy if you have booked onto one of our walks.
Where does the 'Snowdon Sunset Walk' start?
This walk starts in the village of Llanberis.
We will send you out detailed Event Notes by email before the walk which include where and when to meet and parking instructions.
All of our instructors are fully qualified Mountain Leaders with a minimum of a 16 hour First Aid certificate. All participants are covered by our Public Liability Insurance.
Snowdon Sunset Walk description
The Snowdon Sunset Walk starts in the afternoon from the village of Llanberis where will take a leisurely walk up the Llanberis Path. You will reach the summit of Snowdon with plenty of time to watch dusk descend on the mountains of Snowdonia. This path is one of the easiest walks up and down Snowdon and is the best to use at night for the descent. After watching the Snowdon sunset you will turn on your head torches and enjoy a moonlit sky as you make your way down the same footpath.
Snowdonia has been awarded the 'International Dark Sky Reserve' status so you will get a rare and unique view of billions of stars splashed across the night sky. On a clear night, this is amazing and the photos of the sunset over Snowdonia will be incredible.
This is a popular walk and experienced hikers often choose to come with us on one of our sunset guided walks because of the challenges and difficulty of getting off the mountain in the dark.
Our guides are fully qualified, trained, and experienced in navigating at night.
What's different about a Snowdon Sunset?
Navigating in the dark is much more difficult than during the day and that's why many people choose to have a guided sunset hike on Snowdon.
In terms of walking difficulty, it is very similar to the daytime. Obviously, you will have less visibility but with a head torch, you will be able to see the footpath and any trip hazards. The Mountain Guide will keep you safe and make you aware of the hazards at the appropriate times.
The only additional items you will need are a headtorch with spare batteries. We would recommend a headtorch over a handheld torch as you won't have to carry it for hours and the light beam is directed where you are looking. That said, if you don't have a head torch and don't want to go out and buy one then a handheld torch is okay.
Watching the sunset over Snowdonia from the summit of Snowdon is amazing. Join one of our Guided Walks and take the stress and worry out of hiking down in the dark with one of our qualified and experienced mountain guides.