Winter in Snowdonia

Snowdonia attracts over 6 million visitors annually, split almost equally between day and staying visitors, making it the third most visited national park in England and Wales. Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, it has the largest National Park in Wales, it also boasts the largest natural lake in Wales and the highest mountain in England and Wales, Snowdon which is 3,560 ft (1,085 m). More than 26,000 people live within the park, of whom about 62% can speak at least some Welsh.

This wonderful area is only an hours drive for me so I’m often found wondering around there looking for some great shots, last week’s visit was excellent as i was riding shotgun with my photograph buddy Mike Hardisty, he has a superb blog here, it was cold, icy and lots of snow, just what us photographers want.

Here are a few of the days shots.

A Winter's Day
Boat house at lake Ogwen, Snowdonia North Wales, UK. The lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and snow covered Tryfan, considered to be one of the finest mountains in Wales.
Cwm Idwal Stream
Devils Kitchen, named because it looks like a chimney, and in olden days when there was cloud on the mountains it looked like smoke coming out of the chimney, and it was said that it was the devil cooking, north Wales, UK
Mountain River
Cwm Idwal is a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Cwm Idwal is a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found. It is an area to be treated with extra special respect. It is an area which is home to lots of wildlife, north Wales, UK
Ogwen Bridge Winter
Winter Waterfall at the Pont Pen-y-benglog, A5 road bridge over the Ogwen river in Snowdonia National Park Ogwen, North Wales, UK
Nant Ffrancon Winter Panorama
Winter at the Nant Ffrancon Pass, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking towards the old roman road the A5 between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK
Nant Ffrancon Winter
Winter at the Nant Ffrancon Pass, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking towards the old roman road the A5 between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK
Winter Landscape
Ice cold river near Nant Ffrancon, Snowdonia, North Wales, UK
Glyderau Sign
Winter at the Nant Ffrancon Pass, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking down the old roman road the A5 between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK The Glyderau a Welsh plural form, also known in English as the Glyders are a mountain group in Snowdonia, North Wales. The name derives from the highest peaks in the range, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach. According to Sir Ifor Williams, the word Glyder derives from the Welsh word Cludair, meaning a heap of stones.

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14 thoughts on “Winter in Snowdonia

  1. Your photography is just stunning!! I hope I can someday do work half as good as yours!! Thanks a million for following OMBH… it’s really a happy moment when a “real” photographer chooses to follow my blog! I do hope you come away with a smile or two… I know I will when I visit your great art! 😉

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