Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales is absolutely beautiful. However, it does have one small problem, its incredibly popular and even has a railway going up to the top, which means it, gets crowded. Heading up the Llanberis, Miner’s or Pyg Tracks on a weekend is just a constant stream of people which unfortunately detracts from what is an incredibly scenic mountain. Luckily, I know a way up that avoids all these hordes, well until you get to the top anyway. Starting from the railway station car park in Rhyd Ddu my super secret route ascends via old quarries and little used paths until it pops out right by the café at the top where you can breath in a bit of civilisation before heading back down via another spectacular but not so busy route to the start point. The overall distance is around 10 miles and by doing it midweek should be your best opportunity of having the mountain almost to yourselves.