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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.


An estimated half a million people climb to the summit of Snowdon every year, from the unexperienced climbers to some of the most well known mountaineers.
Snowdon has its own unique bio-diversity of plants and rare flowers, even volcanic rock formation and fossils on the summit. A summit beacon plaque will name the spectacular mountain ranges for you, as well as pinpointing important landmarks ( weather permitting !)
Snowdon Mountain Railway
There are 7 main walking routes to the summit, namely the Llanberis Track, Pyg Track (Pen y Gwryd), Miners Track, Watkin Path, Rhydd Ddu Track, Snowdon Ranger, and the Snowdon Horseshoe.
You can however take the easy option and take advantage of the Snowdonia Mountain Railway in Llanberis - the train service runs from late spring until the Autumn.
Hafod Eryri

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.

Snowdon walks

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.