Mountain Safety

Even for seasoned walkers and climbers, it's possible to get into trouble on the mountain.  So please donate to Llanberis Mountain Rescue and help a vital local service do its work.  

The Rescue team is based in Nant Peris (the old Llanberis), a village nestled at the foot of Snowdon.  It is made up of volunteers - mountain guides and instructors, teachers, plumbers, doctors, park wardens, builders, even nuclear engineers and business consultants. All are skilled and experienced mountaineers. Turning out in all weathers, day or night, 365 days a year, they share a common purpose - to help anyone who is in trouble on the hills.

You can donate online - see the link below, or come into the cafe and leave a donation and we can make sure it reaches the right place.

Download a PDF Basic Map of the Llanberis Path to Snowdon


Visit the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Website

Donate to Llanberis Mountain Rescue

Visit Mountain Safe Partnership for up to date walking conditions
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The mountains of Snowdonia are a great place for walking but it's important to be well prepared before you set off.

Always check the weather forecast - and be warned that not only does the weather at the top of the mountains change very quickly, it's often different at the top than at lower levels or sea level. Watch the notice board outside Penceunant for the detailed forecast.

Whether you're walking alone or with a group you should always carry some basic equipment - all easily available in outdoor shops around the mountains.  

Many of the tracks are rough and steep, so a good pair of boots is essential - certainly not flip flops of light shoes. 

Consider taking a map and compass, a waterproof coat and over-trousers, warm clothes (several thin layers are better than one thick layer), a packed lunch, water. 

For longer walks, you might need a hot drink, whistle, a torch with spare battery and bulb, a woolly hat and gloves in Winter especially, hat, sun cream and sunglasses.

Many people trip on uneven ground - and there's a lot of that on Snowdon, even on the gentler paths - so a small first aid kit is a great idea.

Make sure you know the route - not just up the mountain, but down again. If you come down a different route make sure you know how you'll get back to your car or hotel.  There are regular buses around the mountain but even they don't run at night!  Read More

Try to let a friend know your plans, and check in on your return.

Some parts of the mountains have no phone signal - which means GPS may be patchy!

And don't forget a camera! 
Photo © Bob Jones 


GPS: -53.111334,  -4.124337 (+53° 6' 40.80", -4° 7' 27.61")
Cod post ar gyfer llywio lloeren/Post Code for SatNav – LL55 4UW

Penceunant Isaf, Snowdon Path, Llanberis, LL55 4UW - 01286 872 606 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pen Ceunant Isaf, Llwybr yr Wyddfa, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4UW. Ffôn: 01286 872606