The Snowdonia National Park is famous for its natural beauty, landscape and number of mountain ranges. The towns and villages of Snowdonia are charming, beautiful and friendly, which always leaves visitors very pleased with their trip, which will of course include the experiences of seeing some breathtaking and spectacular views.
The Snowdonia National Park covers 2,132 square km, and extends from the high tide line in Cardigan Bay in the west, all the way to the Conwy Valley in the east, the River Dyfi estuary in the south and Conwy Bay coast as far as Conwy in the north.
There are a number of popular places to walk and explore when in Snowdonia, with many of the mountain ranges proving to be stunning spots. Here we have compiled details on the five largest mountains in the Snowdonia region – starting with mount Snowdon, the largest peak in England and Wales. Getting accommodation in the area is easy, with plenty of options that include hotels, cottages and West Point Holiday Park in North Wales.
Standing at 1,085 metres tall, Snowdon is this highest mountain in Wales. A popular mountain for walking, the mountain has a number of routes that cater for all types of visitors that allow you to go up and come down within a day. There is also a mountain railway service that can transport you up and down the summit of Snowdon.
Snowdonia’s second highest summit, Crib-y-Ddysgl (also known as Garnedd Ugain) is a famous ridge that still has a very wild feel to it, which is popular with walkers and rock climbers that are in search of adventurous and demanding routes with many of the cliffs on this mountain. This ridge is 1,065 metres tall.
3. Carnedd Llywelyn
The third highest mountain in Snowdonia at 1,064m, Carnedd Llywelyn is located on the border between Gwynedd and Conwy – and proves to be a popular peak with adventurous walkers and climbers. Any route to the summit of this mountain is generally considered to be a long walk. The summit is a flat, boulder-strewn plateau, similar to several of the other mountains that lie in the southern Carneddau. The mountain has been noted for its long lying snow patches in recent years with some snow patches surviving all the way into July.
4. Carnedd Dafydd
This peak in Snowdonia is the roughest and rockiest routes of all; the Carneddau. This mountain has several huge piles of stones that date all the way to the Bronze Age. This mountain is on the border between Gwynedd and Conwy and has an average temperature of around 3-4C. Standing at 1,044 metres tall, this mountain is a great conquest for those that brave it.
5. Y Glyder Fawr
Glyder Farw is the fifth largest mountain in Snowdonia, where its summit offers views to the north, across the Ogwen Valley, of Pen yr Ole Wen and the Carneddau, with views south to the Snowdon Horseshoe. At 1,000m tall, this mountain is a great adventure and is popular with walkers and climbers. It is a very interesting mountain that has numerous nooks and crannies. There are two highest points, very close to one another, so touch both to be sure you reached the top!
Exploring these peaks can be an excellent way to enjoy some time during the summer. Mount Snowdon is perfect for absolutely anyone, whereas the others may need a little more experience and knowledge before you attempt to tackle them. There is a vast array of excellent accommodation types in and around North Wales, such as West Point Holiday Park in North Wales.