The high hills of Snowdonia
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Walking holidays in the hills and mountains of Snowdonia
Wild Wales High hills of Snowdonia holidays and weekends takes in the
higher mountains of North Wales. There are fourteen peaks over 3,000 ft
in Snowdonia (some would argue fifteen or even sixteen) and numerous others
only slightly lower. All provide superb hill-walking and hiking, with
wonderful views westwards over the Irish Sea and southwards along the
knobbly spine of the Dragon's Back that is Wales.
"There is no corner of Europe
that I know which so moves me with the awe and majesty of great things
as does this mass of the northern Welsh mountains seen from this corner
of their silent sea ..."
Walking guides and walking equipment
Wild Wales walking holidays are all led by well qualified, and experienced
mountain guides who know the hills well and who are keen to share their
Weather in the mountains of Wales
in the Welsh hills is glorious when the sun shines and the air is crisp
and clear. But Snowdonia's high hills can be as exhilarating in bad weather
as in good which is just as well as these mountains certainly get
their fair share of wind and rain too!
Compared with sea level, any mountain summit is always going to be several
degrees colder, the wind stronger and the rain heavier and more persistent.
Waterproof jackets and trousers, jumpers or fleeces, warm hat, gloves
and sturdy walking boots are all essential even in summer.
Thus equipped, however, and treating the weather with respect, the mountains
need hold no terrors for the walker. Indeed they often reserve their fairest
prizes for those who venture out when mist hangs over the hills and wind
whistles through the crags.
Your reward may be the sun lighting up a patch of hillside, so that suddenly
we know what RS Thomas meant when he wrote "There
are jewels to be gathered in Wales, but with the eye only".
It may be emerging unexpectedly from the mist to find yourself marooned
on a rock island above a sea of cloud. It may simply be a glimpse of raven
or peregrine, feral goat or a glowing mass of purple saxifrage. Or we
may stumble across a fossil bed or find a perfect quartz crystal at our
feet. The mountains have an infinite capacity to surprise!
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