Watkin Path

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The Watkin Path is one of the principal walking routes to the summit of Snowdon and starts from Nant Gwynant and ascends the southern side of the mountain. It was developed by Sir Edward Watkin, chairman of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, later to be the Great Central Railway, who had a house in Nant Gwynant. It was opened in 1892. It does not directly connect with the WHR though there are paths to the summit that do, from Rhyd Ddu and Snowdon Ranger stations.