highest mountain in Wales

Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales. Its top is known as Yr Wyddfa (Old Welsh meaning "the grave"). The English name Snowdon comes from Saxon "Snow Dun", meaning "snow hill".

The Snowdon group viewed from the east
left to right
Y Lliwedd, Crib Goch, Yr Wyddfa, Garnedd Ugain
Highest point
Elevation1,085 m (3,560 ft) [1]
Prominence1,039 m (3,409 ft)
Ranked joint 3rd in British Isles
Parent peakBen Nevis
Isolation368.7 km (229.1 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingMarilyn, Furth, Hewitt, Nuttall, Welsh 3000s, council top, Ribu
Coordinates53°4′6.59″N 4°4′34.43″W / 53.0684972°N 4.0762306°W / 53.0684972; -4.0762306[2]
Native nameYr Wyddfa  (Welsh)
Snowdon is located in Gwynedd
Gwynedd, Wales
Snowdon is located in the United Kingdom
Snowdon (the United Kingdom)
Parent rangeSnowdonia
OS gridSH6098954379
Topo mapOS Landranger 115, Explorer OL17
Listed summits of Snowdon
Name Grid ref Height Status
Crib y Ddysgl SH610551 1,065 m (3,494 ft) Welsh 3000s, HewittNuttall
Crib Goch SH624551 923 m (3,028 ft) Welsh 3000s, Hewitt, Nuttall
Craig Fach SH635552 609 m (1,998 ft) sub-Hewitt
Craig Wen SH597508 605 m (1,985 ft) sub-Hewitt

It is in Snowdonia National Park. As the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon is one of three mountains climbed as part of the Three Peaks Challenge.

References change

  1. Roberts, Liz (21 September 2010). "Survey puts Welsh mountain into 1,000m 'super league'". Grough. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  2. Edwardes, Simon. "Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa". The Mountains of England and Wales. Retrieved 28 April 2011.