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A4086 Llanberis Gwynedd Wales
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Pen-y-Pass is a mountain pass at the head of the Llanberis Pass in Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales. Pen-y-pass is most well known for the YHA (youth hostel), the information centre and café and the Pen-y-Pass car park. | It is a popular location from which to walk up Snowdon, as three of the popular routes (the Miners Track, the Pyg Track and the ascent via Crib Goch) can be started here.| Its popularity however can lead to difficulty in parking and visitors often find it easier to park in the village of Nant Peris and catch the park and ride bus service to Pen-y-Pass. | As of 2011 charges for parking at Pen-y-Pass for up to four hours was increased to £5.00, and £10.00 for longer than four hours. | Situated at the high point of the Llanberis Pass at an altitude of 360 metres (1,180 ft), Pen-y-Pass is a convenient start point for the ascent of Snowdon and indeed improvements to the Miners' Track enables those with disabilities to get a taste of the mountain scenery. | The first 2.5km of the Miners Track from Pen y Pass car park to Llyn Llydaw is the most accessible, since it is wide, surfaced and has no stiles.
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