North Wales is the home of a great selection of magnificent scenery, ranging from the beautiful coastline to the towering mountains of Eyrie (Snowdonia) to the stunning coastline. This is including the varied landscape of the most remarkable lake and mountain views. Of course, you might be reading this in a time that travel is not possible – With that in mind, it’s a great idea to make plans for when things are a bit more relaxed, and can therefore venture out into the wilderness once more.
This is a very popular lake in Snowdonia National Park. It is located alongside the lakeside town of Llanberis, the lake itself is overlooked by the remains of the great Dobladarn Castle – one of the oldest native castles in all the country. The lake is the sixth deepest in the whole of this mountain nation, and home of a species of fish called the ‘Arctic Char’ which, believe it or not, has been there since the last ice age! The lake is a part of the Padarn Country Park and there are some great activities to get involved in.
Yr Wyddfa, Snowdon
This is without a doubt one of the most famous sights in all of Wales – Snowdon, the highest peak in all of Wales, it also is higher than any location in England. There are amazing sights to behold all the way up this mighty mountain. The many routes and paths that guide us up this gorgeous peak all have a unique perspective and are a brilliant way of seeing Wales’ highest climbs.
This glacial lake was carved out in the ice age, which incidentally, is the reason why Snowdonia has it’s unique ‘scraped’ look as it was shaped by the shifting ice itself. Charles Darwin visited this place because it was a geological marvel of its time. The fossils that are visible in its rock lend themselves to the reason why we call the ‘Cambrian Age’ in Geology just that – ‘ Cambria ‘ is Latin for Wales! There is so much amazing science and history to this brilliant place.
One of the most well-loved sights in all of Snowdonia and indeed Wales on a whole is the view from the heights of Llanberis Pass, either side sports unrivalled, breath taking views down the valley. This vista is especially gorgeous towards the distant droplet looking lakes of Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris, as well as views towards the mountains and hills far beyond. This is a great location accessibility-wise because you can get to it by driving or by walking.
The southern end of Snowdonia features the mighty mountain of Cadair Idris, itself a towering monster with a gorgeous lake tucked into its underside, which is a great location for a dip when the conditions are right. Venturing to the top of the mountain will mean you are rewarded with staggerog views of the surrounding areas.