Watkin path, Snowdon
For a less-trodden route to Snowdon’s summit, try the Watkin Path. Start from Pont Bethania, (SH627507) on the A498 about three miles northeast of Beddgelert. Even a walk part way, to the Gladstone Rock, named after 83-year-old Prime Minister who officially opened the path here in 1892, will take you into dramatic mountain scenery. If you’re happy with 3,000 feet of climbing to the summit, you'll pass through Bwlch y Saethau, which in English means the pass of arrows. Legend has it that this is where King Arthur was fatally wounded by an enemy arrow.