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Snowdonia

Snowdonia covers an area of 838 square miles and was the first of Wales' three National parks. In English it is named after Snowdon the highest mountain in Wales, in Welsh it is called Eryri.

Snowdonia in winter

Snowdonia Mountains
In the north of the park the highest mountains can be found these include Snowdon, Moel Hebog, Mynydd Mawr and the Nantlle Ridge. These are all popular with hikers and climbers.

Activities

There is much to do in Snowdonia with a multitude of footpaths, tracks and bridleways to explore and pony trekking is popular. There are many lakes and waterways great for fishing or just picknicking alongside.

Waterfalls

Swallow Falls

Snowdonia is packed with waterfalls and among those most worthy of a visit are Rhaeadr Ewynnol (Swallow Falls) just outside of Betws Y Coed in Conwy. Rhaeadr Fawr (Aber Falls) where the river Afon Goch plunges a hundred and twenty feet is located south of the village of Abergwyngregyn in Gwynedd.

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Even if you're fit enough to hike it a ride to the summit of Snowdonia on a classic Victrian steam train should not be missed. Starting from Llanberis Station this amazing locomotive winds its way up the mountain until it reaches the top where you can get off admire the views, explore the summit and the new visitor centre.