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Mountain Walking

Trip at a Glance

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking, Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    6 hours

  • Avg Distance

    6 km

  • Starting Location

    Pen Y Pass

Highlights

  • Snowdon Summit the unique environment of Snowdon, particularly its rare plants, have led to its designation as a national nature reserve
  • The rocks which today make up Snowdon and its neighbouring mountains were formed in the Ordovician Period
  • The "Pyg Track", or "Pig Track" also leads from Pen-y-Pass. The track climbs over Bwlch y Moch on the eastern flanks of Crib Goch
  • Llyn Llydaw – 1,430 feet (440 m) high, 110 acres (45 ha) – lies in Cwm Dyli, Snowdon's eastern cwm, and is one of Snowdonia's deepest lakes, at up to 190 ft (58 m) deep
  • In Welsh folklore, the summit of Snowdon is said to be the tomb of Rhitta Gawr, a giant. This is claimed to be the reason for the Welsh name Yr Wyddfa

Guide

Trip Info

Hill Walking & Scrambling in Snowdonia North Wales. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. Snowdon summit is considered a nature reserve, due to its unique environment and particularly rare plants. Your guide is knowledgeable of the area and its history, and will share this with you during the tour to enrich your experience. Enjoy your hill and mountain walking and scrambling experience, and come back for more with Active Cymru!

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