The Llanberis Pass


Where: Wales A4086

How Long: Approx 18 miles

Added: 16 September 2011

The A4086, is a road that takes you from the village of Capel Curig, to the Royal Town of Caernarfon, past the Glyderau and one of Britain’s most famous mountains; Snowdon.

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Setting off from Capel Curig through trees and with views of the lakes of Llynnau Mymbyr and in the distance imposing mountains. The road runs alongside the water for a mile or so before reaching a wonderful section of road with curves and elevation changes. Turn right and stay on the A4086 heading and up onto the Llanberis Pass.

Climbing, the road quickly tightens and provides some stunning scenery. Dropping down the other side you descend towards Llanberis. Heading down along the stream, watch out for rock on the road, you reach Nant Peris, and then 2 miles further on Llanberis. The road continues on to Caernarfon via Clanrug.