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Snowdonia's iconic summit

Standing at over 3,000 feet, Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is the highest mountain in the National Park and undoubtedly Snowdonia’s most popular summit.

Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is an iconic mountain known throughout the world, an inherent part of a rich and vibrant community and home to many Welsh mountain farms.

This is one of Wales’ national assets and attracts people from all over the world.

Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) at a glance

Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is most popular for its challenging walks but it is also home to rare wildlife and farming communities.

Over 600,000 people hike up Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) every year, making it one of Britain's busiest mountains.
Most of the land on Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is home to several mountain farms.
Rare species
Despite its popularity, Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is home to rare wildlife species such as Lili'r Wyddfa (the Snowdon Lily).
Striking geology
The famous summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) was formed over millions of years by tremendous geological forces.
National Nature Reserve
Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) has been designated a National Nature Reserve for its unique flora and fauna.
Excellent views
On a clear day, you can see most of Snowdonia's other peaks and even as far as Ireland.
A hiker passes a sign marking the start of the Miner's path
Climbing yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

Information on preparing to hike to the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).

Climbing Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

Pen y Pass car park
Parking for Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

Information on suitable car parks for hiking up Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).

Parking for Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

Snowdon Walks App

The perfect app to guide you along the paths to the summit of Snowdon.

Snowdon Walks App

Snowdon Mountain Railway
Snowdon Mountain Railway

Information on taking the train to the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Hikers enjoy refreshments at Hafod Eryri
Hafod Eryri

Visiting Wales’ highest visitor centre.

About Hafod Eryri

Mountain Biking on Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

Information about mountain biking on Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).

Mountain Biking on Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

Safety Advice

Information on staying safe in Snowdonia National Park.

Safety Advice

Snowdon Sherpa bus at the Pen y Pass stop
Snowdon Sherpa

Information about the Snowdon Sherpa bus service.

Snowdon Sherpa
Rare wildlife
Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is home to internationally important wildlife species such as Lili'r Wyddfa (the Snowdon Lily) and Chwilen yr Wyddfa (Snowdon Beetle).
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