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mountains of snowdonia

The mountains of Snowdonia stand strong and splendid. They are varied and each full of character, steeped in beauty, history and atmosphere. The Snowdonia massif lies to the north, with several of the highest peaks in the UK. Down from them and not as high lie the Rhinogs, rugged, much wilder and less frequented. The Arenigs to the east, the Arans to the south and the beautiful Cadair Idris are to name but a few of the 32 peaks throughout.

facts about Snowdonia Mountains

  • There are mountains in total
  • Snowdon is the highest at 1085m
  • 2 were once volcanos
  • = Snowdon & Rhobell Fawr
  • is the deepest mountain lake
  • Cwm Idwall was carved by glaciers
  • It has rare flora & fauna
  • eg Snowdon Lily & Snowdon Beetle
  • & inspired Darwin's theory of evolution
Approaching Mountain Summit
Summit of Snowdon, Wale's Highest Mountain
View of Snowdon from NantGwynant

Snowdon chockstone with cloud inversion

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. " ~ John Muir


beautiful mountains of snowdonia


"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." ~ Lao Tzu