A view of the Mawddach Estuary on a clear spring day with woodland lining the shores.
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Pen y Pass Car Park

Pen y Pass car park now operates on a Pre-booking basis.

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You can also use the Sherpa’r Wyddfa bus service to reach Pen y Pass.

Sherpa’r Wyddfa Bus Service

There are several parking options for hiking up Yr Wyddfa, and which car park you should use depends on which route you intend to take.

Keep in mind

Yr Wyddfa is a busy area, especially during the summer season. Use the official car parks and be mindful of the local community.

Parking in lay-bys
Avoid parking in lay-bys along the road leading to Pen y Pass. These places can get busy very quickly.
Walking along the road
Avoid walking along the road leading to Pen y Pass. It's a narrow, winding and dangerous road in some places.
Local communities
Remember that many of the car parks are located in small local communities. Do not park irresponsibly or in residential areas.

Eryri Parking App

The Eryri Parking app helps you find available parking in the north of Eryri National Park. Using real-time data and sensors, the app will direct you to the most convenient parking around the most popular areas of the Park.

Eryri Parking App

There are a wealth of car parks in the village of Llanberis suitable for the Llanberis Path. Always park in designated parking areas and do not park on side streets or in residential areas.

For the Miners’ and Pyg Tracks, you can either park at Pen y Pass Car Park or use the park and ride service from Nant Peris.

Pen y Pass Car Park
The car park will operate on a pay and display basis from 30 October, 2023.

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Sherpa’r Wyddfa Bus Service

Nant Peris Park and Ride Car Park
Owned by Snowdonia National Park Authority

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For the Watkin Path, use the Pont Bethania car park at Nant Gwynant.

Pont Bethania Car Park, Nant Gwynant
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For the Snowdon Ranger Path, use the Llyn Cwellyn car park.

Llyn Cwellyn Car Park
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For the Rhyd Ddu Path, use the car park at the village of Rhyd Ddu.

Rhyd Ddu Car Park
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