"Snowdonia's Splendid Scenery" Top 5 Page for this destination Snowdonia by sandysmith

Snowdonia Travel Guide: 162 reviews and 542 photos

Snowdonia at the heart of North Wales, a land of wild landscapes, of heather moors, peaceful valleys and tranquil lakes, of brooding mountain skylines dipping into the sea.

A place of great beauty, Snowdonia's history is written into its landscape; prehistoric burial chambers, massive castles recalling past wars between the Welsh and the English. Victorian chapels, quaysides and quarries, magnificent bridges and aqueducts.

There are 5 main routes up Snowdon - radiating out like a starfish.

Postcard Map of Snowdon

Smiles for Snowdonia Summit

A special climb was on my 40th Birthday - a gorgeous sunny spring day and I was glad to share this day with Laura (Hayward68) during my first ever VT visit.
More pics are in the travelogue and Laura tells the tale of this adventurous hike much better on her Snowdonia page too.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Marvellous scenery in good weather
  • Cons:Ant trails in the good weather
  • In a nutshell:Sense of acheivement for reaching the top!
  • Last visit to Snowdonia: May 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Balam's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2009 at 1:44 AM

    Fantastic pic on your Rhyd-ddu Path tip (the 2nd one)

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2007 at 3:09 PM

    Very helpful tips on Snowdonia. We're planning to go hiking and climbing here in August.

  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2005 at 3:58 PM

    Very well written tips and great photos. My short trip to Wales was not long enough. Thanks for showing me more...

  • May 19, 2005 at 2:15 AM

    Correction. Caernarfon Porthmadog Railway was always narrow gauge, not standard. Standard gauge line ran to Afon Wen. WHR built on it's trackbed to Dinas, now open to Rydd Ddu on original ng trackbed

  • Apr 10, 2005 at 10:14 AM

    Just visiting browsing. Really well presented pages. Good photos and information. Regards (just visited your external page - great effects on the view from Capel Curig)

  • stefank60's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2005 at 12:51 PM

    Great Pages - nice pics - reminds me of my time there.

  • Custodyspice's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2004 at 4:47 PM

    I remember seeing the ugly house, and I thought it was smart!! Reminded me of the Gingerbread House!!

  • kentishgirl's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2004 at 4:02 PM

    As always Sandy........A FAB page!! Thanks for sharing, it looks wonderful, Ive only driven through, it def deserves more!

  • Buckz's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2004 at 7:52 AM

    What a beautiful building- if the fare is as good as the building it must be one hell of a place!

  • scotlandscotour's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2004 at 9:33 AM

    Your pages are awesome - inspirational - both here on VT and out there!!!! Many thanks - please keep in touch, Malcolm


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