Snowdonia National Park

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The Snowdonia National Park is a special part of the country where people come to relax and enjoy a wide range of leisure activities in spectacular surroundings. It is recognised as an International Dark Sky Reserve.

Snowdonia's landscape is unique. The nine mountain ranges cover approximately 52% of the Park and include many peaks that are over 3,000 feet (915m). Apart from the beauty and charm of its high mountains, Snowdonia is a delightfully varied landscape of steep river gorges, waterfalls and green valleys.

Oak, ash, rowan and hazel woodlands are found scattered throughout the Park whilst the beautiful Dyfi, Mawddach and Dwyryd estuaries and 23 miles of coastline and sandy beaches contribute to the overall diversity of the landscape.

Snowdonia is a great place to come walking and there is a network of walks for people of all abilities. Whether you want the challenge of ascending Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, or prefer one of our leisurely walks along the coastline, you’re guaranteed breathtaking scenery and diverse landscapes - a varied terrain in Snowdonia from rugged mountain peaks, long sandy beaches to crystal clear lakes and rivers.

The Snowdonia National Park is watched over by a dedicated team of wardens, each looking after a particular area within the Park. The wardens have an interesting and varied role, which includes advising the public on safe and responsible use of the countryside, liaising with landowners to help with visitor management and helping schools and community groups with conservation projects. The Wardens also serve to promote the work of the National Park Authority and strengthen the relationship between visitors and the local community.

Snowdonia National Park Dark Sky Reserve

Dark Sky Reserves are designated areas where there is little to no light pollution and the quality of the night air is outstanding. Snowdonia National Park’s vast expanses of undisturbed landscape is one of its unique qualities. These landscapes see little to no light pollution allowing for truly exceptional dark skies.On a clear night in Snowdonia you can see the Milky Way, major constellations and shooting stars.

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Snowdonia National Park

Type:Country Park

Mid & North Wales, LL48 6LF

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