Majestic Snowdon dominates the glorious, ancient landscape of North Wales. At 3,560ft (1085m) it is a true mountain, indeed the highest peak in both Wales and England. Snowdon is a place of legend - said to be the burial place of the giant ogre Rhita, vanquished by King Arthur. Some believe that Arthurs knights still sleep beneath.
There are several paths up the mountain, including the
Llanberis Path, the Miner's and the Pyg Track, the Watkin Path and
South Ridge, and the Rhyd Ddu and Snowdon Ranger Paths.
this sounds much too energetic then, unusually for a mountain, you can
let the train take the strain. Since 1896, the Snowdon Mountain Railway
has been making it easy to claim this mountain peak as one of your
In a tremendously ambitious feat of
engineering, and uniquely in Britain, a rack and pinion railway was
built which rises to within 66ft of the summit of the highest mountain
in England and Wales.