snowdonia landscapeS

The landscapes in Snowdonia take in a complete range of elements and forms. It is a remarkable place and even if you know nothing of the history you cannot fail to marvel and wonder. Landscapes are listed below in categories with examples of each:

MOUNTAIN TRYFAN True rugged mountain with crags and rock faces. Involves some inevitable climbing + scrambling. Tryfan from south side
CNICHT The so-called matterhorn of Snowdonia, beautifully shaped with a short scramble leading to a magnificant ridgewalk. Cnicht from north side
LAKE LLYN IDWAL Fantastic, striking glacial lake sitting under summit of the Glyderau flanked by the curving steep rock faces of the Devil's kitchen. Llyn Cau
LLYN COCH An atmospheric remote lake high up in the Moelwyns. Llyn Coch, Moelwyns
RIVER DWYRYD A scenic long river flowing down from the moor to a slower moving section leading to the estuary at Ynys. Dwyryd river
ABERGLASLYN A faster river bubbling down from Llyn Dinas over boulders and on to a slower section in the glaslyn valley. Aberglaslyn
VALLEY CWM BYCHAN A picturesque valley tucked into the heart of the Rhinogs leading to the Roman steps and on to Rhinog Fawr. Cwm Bychan
CROESOR A quiet valley with a resident community and the remains of the mining past. Overshadowed by Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr on each side. Cwm Croesor
BEACH HARLECH A stunning beach with sweeping golden sands and a backdrop of sand-dunes, the castle and the Snowdon massive mountains. Harlech beach
LLANDANWG An attractive beach with rockpools at low tide with some birdlife. Some rip currents can be very dangerous. Llandanwg beach
ESTURARY MAWDDACH A magnificant estuary flanked by mountains. It is possible to walk alongit's side on an old train line path. Mawddach
WOODLAND ABERGWYNGREGYN A mixed, native woodland with plenty of wildlife including badgers. woodland
COED Y BRENIN A coniferous forest with many trainls for mountain biking. Coed y Brenin
MOOR MIGNEINT A large expanse of moorland high up on a plateaux from which start several of the Snowdonia rivers. Migneint Moor
DENBIGH A long stretching, windswept moor with a remote feel. Denbigh moor
GORGE CYNFAL A terrifically steep and high gorge with breath-taking waterfalls. The dramatic scene can be taken in from a viewing platform. Rhaeadr Cynfal
FAIRY GLEN An enchanted secret gorge which you have to seek out to find. Fast white water rushes through after heavy rainfall. Fairy Glen


snowdonia mountains landscape