Snowdonia National Park covers more than 800 square miles of stunning upland countryside.
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
Wilderness locations are good places to spot animals
and plants which prefer to live in remote upland habitats with little human interference.
- Get out and about to enjoy nature watching
in wilderness areas. Take some top tips from the Nature's Calendar TV team.
- Visitor Guide
National Park Office, Penrhyndeudraeth,
National Park - 01766 770274
Snowdon Mountain Railway - 0870 458 0033
National Park map|
weather is unpredictable and can change quickly. Remember that the weather at
the top of Mount Snowdon can be much colder than at the bottom. Take warm and
weatherproof clothing. Binoculars.|
Bird watching, nature watching -
Mountain Goats, fishing, hill walking, climbing, outdoor pursuits etc
of the best scenic drives is the run along the A498 from Beddgelert past two lakes,
Llyn Dinas and Llyn Gwynant, and up the Nanat Gwynant Pass into the higher ground
Snowdon Mountain Railway takes visitors from Llanberis
Station up the mountain side.
Raven watching - February onwards around
the Old Slate Mill north of Tremadog.
Mountain goats - across Snowdonia
especially around the village of Beddgelert on the A498.
Mountain Railway has special carriages for wheelchair users - 9.30am, 12 and 2.30pm
(booking in advance advised). Snowdon
National Park - some very steep slopes in upland
areas and rough ground unsuitable for wheelchair users.
The National Park is located to the
south of Bangor and south east of Caernarfon. One of the other major towns within
driving distance is Porthmadog to the south of the park.
Snowdon Mountain Railway up the mountain - Snowdon
year round. Check train times with Snowdon Mountain Railway (booking in advance
Mountain Railway - Adults £21; Children £14 (return).|
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