Geography & Environment


Snowdonia is the name given to a group of mountains in North Wales, the tallest of which is the 3,560ft high Mount Snowdon. This is the second highest mountain in the UK and it attracts many thousands of visitors every year. Snowdonia is a National Park of 530,000 acres, containing numerous lakes, waterfalls and forests.

In times past, the area’s main industry was slate mining but today it is tourism. Outdoor activities such as hiking, mountaineering, boat trips and riding the zip-line are on offer. There is also a train to the summit of Snowdon for non-climbers.

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