Pen y Pass

Welsh emphasis in plan to safeguard Snowdon, Britain's most popular mountain

It’s the most popular mountain in Britain and is visited by more than half a million people each year.

20 March 2018

Pen y Pass hostel closes for six-month £1.3m refurbishment

A popular Snowdonia youth hostel has closed for a six-month modernisation costing £1.3m. The Pen y Pass hostel is due to reopen in March next year...

02 September 2013

Quids in for walkers and climbers on Snowdonia buses

Walkers and climbers in Snowdonia will be quids in with a scheme offering bus trips into the heart of the mountains for just a pound.

21 March 2010

Snowdonia car park cleared after mountain body's plea

The national park authority has cleared snow from the car park at one of Snowdonia’s busiest starting points for walkers and climbers.

10 January 2010

Alan Hinkes joins national park head at reopening of Pen-y-Pass hostel

A record-breaking British mountaineer helped officially reopen a youth hostel more than 1,000ft up on a Snowdonia pass.

21 September 2014

Parking in the park: Snowdonia's gridlock under scrutiny

Up to 700,000 people slog up the main paths to Wales’s highest mountain every year, and the limited car parks in the area are bursting at the seams.

08 June 2010

Snowdon car-park charges heading for steep rise

The cost of parking your car at Snowdonia’s highest car park will be even steeper from spring. Pen y Pass, starting point for many a walker’s a...

10 February 2010

Cafe closed at popular Snowdon centre

Walkers and climbers heading for Wales’s highest peak had better make sure they have a packed lunch.

24 November 2009


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