Visiting Snowdonia

Coed y Brenin (© Aneurin Pphilips)


Voluntary Restrictions

The high level use of the bridleways to the summit of Snowdon for off-road cycling has led to serious concerns. Exceptionally high numbers of walkers use the Llanberis, Rhyd Ddu and Snowdon Ranger paths, particularly during the summer months, and because the Law (Section 30, Countryside Act 1968) requires that cyclists must give way to pedestrians at all times, this combination can make for an un-enjoyable and frustrating ride for mountain bikers. Serious concerns have also been raised in relation to erosion and the safety of walkers.

The following voluntary agreement to remedy the problem has been negotiated between the cycling organisations, the Sports Council for Wales, Gwynedd County Council and Snowdonia National Park Authority.

10.00am to 5.00pm from 1st May - 30th September - Please do not cycle to or from the summit of Snowdon during this period.

From October to the end of April - Full access.

Llanberis Path, Snowdon

Llanberis Path, Snowdon (© SNPA)

We have produced a pdf map which will help you plan your day with a circular route which can include an ascent of Snowdon before 10.00am or after 5.00pm. Please use this map in conjunction with the Ordnance Survey map – preferably the 1.25000 Explorer Map OL17.

Voluntary Restrictions Map

Click on the map below to view a pdf version of the map

Header image - Morfa Harlech (© Crown copyright (2014) Visit Wales)