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Situated on the West Coast of Britain, Snowdonia National Park is the largest National Park in Wales, covering 823 square miles of beautiful landscape. Wales is famous throughout the world for it's mountains, natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage. With our location at Beddgelert situated within the heart of Snowdonia, we've created a guide with everything you need to know for your adventure in Wales.
In welsh, the word â€˜Snowdoniaâ€™ translates to â€˜Eryriâ€™, pronounced eh-ruh-ree. This word has a double meaning of describing a high place, which refers to the unmissable Mount Snowdon, or it references to the great population of eagles, which once lived upon the hills and highlands of Snowdonia.Â
Stunning mountain views at Snowdonia
Snowdonia is the perfect location for exploring! Due to its central location, Snowdonia has excellent transportation links meaning you can travel by road, rail, sea or air without the struggle of extreme expenses.
Explore the open winding roads
The railway trains run every day beginning the middle of March to the end of October (weather permitting), however it does close over the winter months. The trains depart every 30 minutes from 9am.Â
Up, Up and away to Snowdonia!
Mount Snowdon was formed in the Ordovician period between 485 million and 443 million years ago by volcanoes forming their unique rocks.
Rocky formations and tranquil waters
Located in Snowdonia, Mount Snowdon has an impressive height of 1,085m making it the highest mountain in Wales along with the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands.
Impressive sunset views at Snowdonia
Depending on the route you take, Mount Snowdon takes around 6-8 hours to walk up and walk back down again, although there are alternate paths you can take which may have an influence on the time it takes, yes, you can still climb the Snowdon within a day.
Choose which route you wish to climb
Throughout the 6 different routes you can take to walk up the Snowdon, there are a range starting at 7 miles long to 9 miles long. The Pyg Track route being the shortest and the Llanberis Path route taking the longest.Â
Rugged mountain tips surrounded by clouds
There are 6 different routes which are available to take when you start your journey up the Mount Snowdon, each one having its own touch on making your experience memorable.Â
Follow your route and be surrounded by natural beauty
Itâ€™s very popular to bring your dogs along with you to walk up and down the Snowdon, there are several different routes which you can chose from to see which challenge would best suit yours and your dogâ€™s abilities.
Paths which are popular for all pooches