The upland landscapes of Eryri are one of the National Park’s main attractions.
Striking mountains ranges, towering peaks and endless views
It is little wonder that Eryri 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 Eryri is a complex geological puzzle. Here, continents collided, volcanoes erupted, and glaciers carved out the land.
These geological events shaped Eryri’s spectacular landscape.
Wildlife of Eryri's Uplands
Lili'r Wyddfa (Lily Yr Wyddfa)
Eryri National Park's best-known species. Lili'r Wyddfa is a very rare flowering plant that grows in upland areas.
Seeing wild ponies in Eryri is a wondrous experience. About 300 of them live in an area of 20 square miles.
Wild mountain goats
Eryri wild goats can climb incredibly steep cliffs. They have likely roamed the uplands of Eryri for centuries.
The red-billed chough is the rarest type of crow in Britain. It is roughly the same size as a jackdaw. It has a red beak and legs that distinguish it from the rest of the crow family.
Rainbow Leaf Beetle
This very rare species is only found on some of Yr Wyddfa's slopes. Light reflecting on the shell of this beetle results in a stunning mix of colours.
The peregrine falcon is the largest of the falcon family. It can reach 200 miles per hour when flying through the air to catch small birds.
The ring ouzel is predominantly an upland bird. It usually breeds in steep valleys or on rocks and cliffs.
The purple saxifrage is one of the most durable arctic alpine flowers in Wales and grows in extremely cold and remote mountainous regions.