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THE PYG TRACK UP MOUNT SNOWDON
Peak Pleasure Spring is peeking around the corner, days are longer, it’s time to get outdoors again. Taking a walk with a purpose keeps little feet warm and creates life-long memories, and even a love of climbing. Scaling a mountain is the biggest of adventures; the views, the measurable height achieved (try to choose a peak where you can see the summit before you start), and the sense of accomplishment. Check the weather, pack plenty of snacks, and prepare to ascend!
1Snowdon, Wales It’s a big mountain (the biggest in Wales, and the highest point in the UK outside the Scottish Highlands). Climbing Mount Snowdon is a proper adventure, but within the capabilities of many children. It’s not easy, and will take 4–8 hours; Walk Snowdon suggests taking the PYG route up, and back down the Miners’ Track. Of course, the Mountain Railway runs to the summit; inexperienced walkers can take it up or back and halve their trekking. It’s the blockbuster of mountains – there’s a gift shop and cafe at the top, but the sense of achievement when you tackle this big one is unsurpassable. walkupsnowdon.co.uk >
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