Waterfall in Eryri

Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park

Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park is home to nine mountain ranges.

Formed through millions of years of geological activity, Eryri National Park is an awe-inspiring upland landscape home to nine mountain ranges and 15 peaks above 3,000 feet. From the top of Yr Wyddfa (Mt. Snowdon), it is possible to see as far as Ireland, The Isle of Man and even The Lake District. Totaling 497 miles, a network of walking routes takes visitors from these towering peaks through mystical valleys to internationally important coastal sand dunes that are home to many threatened dune-dwelling species such as mining bees.

As well as welcoming millions of adventurous visitors a year, Eryri is home to over 26,000 people and has a rich cultural heritage of art, tradition and language that give it national importance in Wales.

Did you know? 58% of Eryri’s population speak Welsh.

Designation: 18/10/1951

Habitats: Mountains, lakes, valleys, woodland, peatland, estuaries, beaches and seashore

Common wildlife: Wild ponies, mountain goats, oystercatchers, herons, grey seals

Star spots: Rainbow leaf beetle, cuckoo, mining bees

Notable towns and cultural sights: Yr Ysgwrn

Notable nature sights: Cwm Idwal, Llyn Tegid

Popular activities for visitors: Mountain climbing, hiking

Highest peak: Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) at 1085 meters above sea level

Annual visitor numbers: 4 million

Threats: Over tourism, climate change, invasive species