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Striking mountains ranges, towering peaks and endless views

It is little wonder that Snowdonia is a paradise for walkers and ramblers—the area is home to 9 mountain ranges and 15 peaks above 3,000 feet.

A landscape that has developed and formed over millions of years through astonishing geological events

The landscape of Snowdonia is a complex geological puzzle. Here, continents collided, volcanoes erupted, and glaciers carved out the land.

These geological events shaped Snowdonia’s spectacular landscape.

Discover Snowdonia’s geology

Wildlife of Snowdonia's Uplands
Overview of Snowdonia's uplands

The upland landscapes of Snowdonia are one of the National Park’s main attractions.

Y Carneddau
The Carneddau is the largest area of ​​uninterrupted upland over 2,500 feet in Wales.
Spectacular views
On a clear day, you can see 18 lakes, 14 peaks, Ireland, the Isle of Man and even the Lake District from the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).
Hafod Eryri
Hafod Eryri is the magnificent visitor centre on the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdoon), built of local oak and granite, with a glass ‘window on the world’.
The routes for Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)
There are six routes to the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) - Llanberis Path, Miners’ Path, PyG Track, Watkin Path, Rhyd Ddu Path and Snowdon Ranger.
Mythology and folklore
Cader Idris is known for its association with a host of mythology and folklore.
Phenomenal geology
Most of Snowdonia's mountains and valleys were formed by tectonic events, glacial movements and volcanic eruptions.
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