Explore Snowdonia National Park
Covering 823 square miles, Snowdonia National Park takes its name from Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales and England. It also contains more than a hundred lakes, nine mountain ranges, and miles of coast at the north and south west. Unusually for a National Park, most of its area is in private ownership, and more than 26,000 people live within the boundaries of the park. There are many Public Rights of Way, so most of the park is still accessible.
Walking is one of the most popular activities and every level of ability and stamina is catered for, from easy leisure walks to hard mountain walks. The scenery is usually majestic so whatever kind of walk you take you can be sure of breathtaking landscapes, as long as the weather is kind. If you’re not walking you could be fishing, horse riding, canoeing, or riding on one of the many steam railways that occupy the old slate mine tracks. The summit of Snowdonia has a visitor centre, so you’ll have a chance to rest after making your way to the highest point of this incredible national park.