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Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, is the highest mountain in Wales and the British Isles outside of Scotland. With an elevation of 1,085 meters (3,560 feet), it's located in Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, a region rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage. Known for its dramatic landscapes, which include rocky peaks, expansive lakes, and lush valleys, Snowdon is a popular destination for hikers, climbers, and nature enthusiasts alike.

There are multiple routes to reach the summit, each with its own unique features. The Llanberis Path is the longest but also the most gradual, making it accessible for hikers of all abilities. The Pyg Track and the Miners' Track offer more challenging routes with stunning views of the surrounding valleys and lakes. If hiking isn't for you, the Snowdon Mountain Railway provides a more leisurely ascent, taking passengers close to the summit where they can enjoy panoramic views that extend as far as Ireland on clear days.

In terms of flora and fauna, Snowdon is home to a range of hardy species adapted to the mountainous environment. The Snowdon lily, an arctic-alpine plant, is one of the rare species that can be found here. Birdwatchers may spot ravens, peregrine falcons, and the iconic red kite soaring above. There's also the possibility of spotting feral goats, which are well-adapted to the rocky terrain.

Culturally, Snowdon holds a special place in Welsh folklore and is said to be the burial place of the giant Rhitta Gawr, defeated by King Arthur. The mountain is also associated with various myths, including those of dragons and other legendary creatures, making a trek up Snowdon feel like a journey into a mystical realm.

In summary, Snowdon offers a compelling mix of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and cultural richness. Its striking landscapes, various routes to the summit, and unique wildlife make it an unforgettable destination for a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned hiker, a casual nature lover, or someone interested in the rich folklore and history of Wales, Snowdon provides a multifaceted experience that appeals to all.

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Geeky Facts about Snowdon

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Snowdon is Wales’ highest mountain at 1,085m high.

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The old Welsh names of Snowdon mean The Great Tomb and The Cairn of the Giant.

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There are six official walking routes up to Snowdon summit.

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Snowdon Sea to Summit

Snowdon Sea to Summit

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UK 3 Peaks 3 Days

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UK 3 Peaks in 1 day

UK 3 Peaks in 1 day

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