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Snowdon
Scrambles in Snowdonia Collins Guide: Snowdonia and North Wales

 

Snowdon ( Yr Wddfa ) - 1085 metres - highest mountain in Wales

Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and

the highest mountain in the UK south of the Scottish Highlands,

It is in Snowdonia National Park

and is probably the busiest mountain in the UK.

A Mountain Railway runs from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon.

Snowdon comes from the Saxon "Snow Dun" meaning "Snow Hill"

The summit is known as Yr Wyddfa.

As the highest peak in Wales, Snowdon is one of the three mountains

climbed as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge.

The other two peaks are Ben Nevis in Scotland
and Scafell Pike in England.

Snowdon

( Yr Wddfa )

1085 metres

( 3,560 ft )

 

Snowdon ( Yr Wddfa ) - 1085 metres - highest mountain in Wales

Yr Wyddfa - the summit of Snowdon ( 3560ft, 1085m )

Map of ascent routes on Snowdon

Map of ascent routes on Snowdon

( Note: Click here or on map for large format copy )

Snowdon ( Yr Wddfa ) - 1085 metres - highest mountain in Wales

Snowdon

( Yr Wddfa )

1085 metres

( 3,560 ft )

 

Snowdon ( Yr Wddfa ) 1085 metres, highest mountain in Wales

Snowdon

( Yr Wddfa )

1085 metres

 

Snowdon ( Yr Wddfa ) highest mountain in Wales

Snowdon

( Yr Wddfa )

 

Snowdon ( Yr Wddfa ), 1085 metres, highest mountain in Wales, from Llanberis pass

Snowdon

( Yr Wddfa )

1085 metres

from

Llanberis pass

Sandy Smith


Mountain Railway on Snowdon

Mountain Railway on Snowdon

The Snowdon Mountain Railway ( SMR ) is a narrow gauge, rack and pinion railway. 

It travels a distance of  4.7 miles ( 7.6km ) from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon.



Mountain Railway on Snowdon

Mountain Railway on Snowdon


Llanberis Pass from Snowdon Mountain Railway

Llanberis Pass from Snowdon Mountain Railway


Ascent routes on Snowdon

Ascent routes on Snowdon 



Ascent routes on Snowdon

Ascent routes on Snowdon 



Ascent routes on Snowdon

Ascent routes on Snowdon 





Ascent routes on Snowdon

Ascent routes on Snowdon 

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