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Dolgun Uchaf,
Nr Dolgellau,
Gwynedd LL40 2AB

Snowdonia National Park

A land of sea, mountains and castle, a land filled with heritage and history and so so much more...

Snowdonia National Park Mountains

The Snowdonia National Park Mountains & Coast satisfies all these expectations- and more. It could hardly be otherwise. Some of Britain's biggest, boldest mountain spring from its soil. The coastline is bathed in beauty. National Parklands, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coast fill much of the landscape. The attractions here include castles, 'great little trains' and slate caverns. And there's a world-class choice of activities on tap, everything from walking to mountain biking, sailing to golfing.

Friendly Faces

Snowdonia National Park Tram

Visitors appreciate the area's unique 'sense of place', an almost mystical amalgam of landscape and local culture, together with the 'Croeso' - 'Welcome' - that's such a part of the Welsh character.

This hospitality extends to the accommodation on offer. With our choice of Bed and Breakfast, self Catering Cottages and Camping/Caravanning there's sure to be something for everyone in our family run Business, we like to think that we can offer a taster of what life in Wales is really like, relaxed and comfortable.

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Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park was established in 1951 and is the second largest of the 11 National Parks in England and Wales. The Park covers 2,132 square km (823 square miles) and stretches from Cardigan Bay's High Water Mark in the west, to the Conwy Valley in the east and from the River Dyfi and its estuary in the south to the coast of Conwy Bay as far as Conwy in the north. The boundary map shows the extent of the National Park boundary.

The Snowdonia National Park takes its name from Snowdon which, at 1085m (3,560 feet), is the highest peak in Wales and England. In Welsh, Snowdon used to be called Yr Wyddfa Fawr (the Great Tomb or the Great Throne) or Carnedd y Cawr (the Cairn of the Giant). Nowadays it is simply called Yr Wyddfa, but the various names bear testament to a land steeped in legends, history and tradition. This is the ancient Kingdom of Gwynedd, the heart of Wales and the stronghold of 'Cymraeg', the Welsh Language. The Welsh name for the National Park is Eryri (The Highland).

Snowdonia is synonymous with extensive areas of windswept uplands and jagged peaks, the "raison d'ĂȘtre" for its National Park designation. The nine mountain ranges cover approximately 52% of the Park and include many peaks that are over 3000 feet (915m). Apart from the beauty and charm of its high mountains, Snowdonia has inspiring natural and semi-natural habitats. It is a delightfully varied landscape of steep river gorges, waterfalls, passes and green valleys. Remnants of the once common oak, ash, rowan and hazel woodlands are found scattered throughout the Park whilst the beautiful Dyfi, Mawddach and Dwyryd estuaries and 23 miles of coastline and sandy beaches contribute to the overall diversity of habitat forms. This range of habitats is recognised nationally and internationally by the numerous designations ranging from Local Conservation Areas and Sites of Special Scientific Interest to Special Areas of Conservation and the Dyfi Estuary which is a proposed World Biosphere Site.

This is unquestionably the most scenically varied National Park in Britain. Within its boundaries you'll find mountain, moor and sea, rocky peaks and green hills, wooded valleys and sublimely beautiful estuaries.



Walking in Snowdonia National Park



It was amongst the boulder-strewn Glyderau, a neighbour of Snowdon that the team that first conquered Everest trained in the early 1950s. But those classic mountains in the Park's north-western corner are just one piece in an intricate jigsaw. Snowdonia has its gentler side too. Around Ffestiniog and Betws y Coed there are sheltered vales clothed in ancient oakwoods, rivers and waterfalls, and the hauntingly beautiful heather moorlands of the undisturbed Migneint.

Keep traveling and you'll come to BALA, a small town set beside the largest natural lake in WALES and surrounded by green hills and mountins. Further south still there are more mountains - but again subtly differed to those of rugged Snowdon. The RHINOGYDD above Harlech are one of Britain's few remaining true wildernesses. And the southern gateway to the Park is guarded by mighty CADER IDRIS, a giant summit looming over the rooftops of DOLGELLAU.


Snowdonia National Park Coastline

But it's in the west that you'll discover Snowdonia's biggest surprises. Snowdonia National Park also embraces a spectacular coastline of sandy beaches, dunes, headlands and esturaries. Mountains meet the sea in a memorable encounter along the DYFI, MAWDDACH and DWYRYD estuaries, on a coast dotted with charming resorts and villages.

So you can while away the morning on the beach and walk the hills in the afternoon. That's the unique beauty of Snowdonia - and its scenic diversity is matched by a wealth of outdoor activities. Follow in the footsteps of those Everst pioneers or take a gentle stroll along a riverbank. Go wildlife watching at nature reserves or head for the hills on horseback. Enjoy canoeing, sailing, fishing, golf and water sports or explore the countryside by mountain bike.