Snowdonia National Park covers over 800 square miles, and is about 45 mins drive from our self-catering farmhouse and barn conversion here at Cae Garw on the Llyn Peninsula. One of the main tourist attractions of Wales, its beauty is unsurpassed, with spectacular mountain ranges - of which Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa, is the highest at just over 3560 feet above sea level.
With 15 summits over 3,000 feet and over a hundred lakes over an acre in size, the Park has one of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in Wales.
Within the Snowdonia Mountain range also lies the Cnicht, Tryfan , Glyderau, Carneddau, Nantlle Ridge, Crib Goch and Lliwedd - to name but a few. The National Park offers loads of opportunities for outdoor activities including rock climbing, scrambling and hill walking. Popular watersport activities include canoeing and kayaking on the rivers.
The Visitors Centre - Hafod Eryri - at the summit offers the latest weather forecast for climbers, advice on descent routes - as well as a brand new café and facilities. ( Please note that the café is open late spring to the end of October only ) .
Incidentally, there is a "Halfway Café" situated on the Llanberis path , which offers light refreshments during the busiest periods.
Started in 1976, the yearly Snowdon Race takes place every summer, with over 500 competing in a gruelling 10 mile endurance race from Llanberis to the summit and back.
Snowdon is also noted for its inclusion in the Three Peaks Challenge.