Snowdonia National Park, in the northwest corner of Wales, is one of the UK's undoubted highlights. Stunning craggy mountains drop into steep, slated valleys; fog gives way to sudden, imposing views of rolling mountains that stretch down to the sandy beaches of the coast. Although the mountains are modest - only just above 1000m - there is a primeval feel in the air around Snowdonia and it has historically been the last stronghold of the Welsh.
While you can enjoy the spectacular scenery from just about anywhere in Snowdonia, it is best to get right in among it. There are excellent walking and hiking trails as well as climbing, mountain biking, pony trekking and white water rafting and most other activities. And if all that's taken it out of you, well, there is always the mountain railway from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon.
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