It is home to the highest mountain in Wales and it’s also the first and most visited National Park in Wales. It is known as Eryri in Welsh which simply means “the place of eagles”. Snowdonia was founded in 1951, primarily to protect it from those pesky walkers.
The beautiful thing about the national park is that it’s not just full of empty spaces, it is a living and breathing place that has relatively good sized towns like Betws-yCoed, Bala and Harlech, which are all worth a visit. The vast majority of the park is used for raising cattle and sheep. Most people visit the park to go hiking however there is an abundance of climbing and scrambling around the park.