The Snowdonia National Park covers more than 800 square
miles of stunning upland countryside.
highest point is Mount Snowdon at 3,560 feet, and the peak dominates the rugged
landscape surrounding it.
landscapes and hardy animals at Snowdonia|
the mountain is said to be the burial place of the fierce giant Rhita, who was
vanquished by King Arthur.
The Welsh wilderness which surrounds Mount Snowdon
is home to a variety of hardy wildlife including the Mountain Goat and Ravens
as well as Otters, Polecats and Stoats.
one knows how the Welsh Mountain Goat came to live on the mountains of Snowdonia,
but today there are about 1,000 in the National Park.
In the winter the
goats come down from the mountains and are easily spotted.
looking creatures have swept back horns, long, black and white shaggy coats, and
One of the best places to see them is around Beddgelert where there
are around 230.
These wilderness specialists thrive even in the harshest
Their ability to eat almost anything helps them survive the
The males or billies can often be seen in groups whilst
the females or nannies are looking after their young kids.
The kids rarely
move very far away from their mothers, and can often be seen clambering over the
rocks as they learn new climbing skills.
is also a haven for the largest member of the Crow family - the Raven.
you're lucky, you might see a large Raven's nest which looks like a large pile
of twigs resembling an upside down beehive.
This big black bird with iridescent
feathers is the size of a Buzzard and can be recognised by its wedge-shaped tail.
birds feed on carrion and can be seen looking for food, often tumbling and rolling
Some of the best places to see the birds in Snowdonia are around