See also Snowdonia National Park
The left hand ridge of Tryfan
(seen in this picture) makes an enjoyable scramble in Snowdonia. Tryfan is 915 metres (3002 feet) high, the eleventh highest mountain in Wales.
Snowdonia is a region of north Wales and a National Park, of area 2170 square kilometres (838 square miles).
It was the first to be designated of the three National Parks of Wales, in 1951.
The area is renowned for its spectacular mountainous scenery and is popular with tourists.
The English name for the area derives from Snowdon, which is the highest mountain in Wales at 1085 metres (3560 feet). In Welsh, the area is named Eryri (from eryr meaning "eagle").
- Snowdonia Society (http://www.snowdonia-society.org.uk/)