Fascinating facts about Snowdonia

Snowdon needs no introduction, one of the UK’s most popular mountains standing at 1,085 metres tall, it is located in Snowdonia National Park. It is the highest mountain in Wales.

Snowdon is a very popular mountain and during peak season the 6 different routes up Snowdon can become very busy. Over the course of a year over 500,000 will attempt to climb/hike Snowdon. Snowdonia’s valleys, or corries, are the remnants of long-ago glacial activity. As the massive glaciers passed through Wales, they carved out Snowdonia’s most famous valleys, including Cwm Idwal and Cwm Clyd. It’s speculated that the icy behemoths slowly crawled over Snowdonia 18,000 years ago,

Considering its sheer size, it’s no surprise that this Welsh park has plenty of jaw-dropping natural features. One of the most impressive is its many mountains. No less than nine mountain ranges crisscross Snowdonia covering 52% of the National Park. Snowdon’s Yr Wyddfa is the tallest, but Cadair Idris and Tryfan are certainly not to be missed. It has 15 mountains over 3000 feet.

Snowdonia is vast, it covers an area of 823 square miles. From the lakes to the mountains and all the country villages there is always a new area of Snowdonia to explore.

It is the third largest national park in the UK.

On top of Snowdon

Adam & Eve Tyfan The big Jump

Martin on the  Cantilever stone