5 things you didn’t know about Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park

Published on 2024-04-13 / By Boo@Trefeddian

To celebrate National Parks Week from 16-24 April 2024 we share with you 5 things you didn't know about Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park

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1.  In 2022 Members of the Snowdonia National Park Authority committee voted to use the Welsh names Yr Wyddfa and Eryri to refer to the mountain and the national park, rather than the English names, in materials produced by the authority.  Eryri is pronounced…Err-ur-ee

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2.    Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park is Wales first National Park, established in 1951

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3.    Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park covers…11,000 hectares of woodland, 37 miles of coastline, 1497 miles of routes to explore and has nearly 4 million visitors a year


4.    There are 9 mountain ranges in Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park which include…Carneddau, Glyderau and Snowdon. Below these are Moelwynion around Blaenau Ffestiniog and Moel Hebog close to Beddgelert. To the south are Rhinogydd, Cadair Idris, Aran Fawddwy and Dyfi Hills.

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5.    26,000 people live in Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, of which 58% are Welsh speakers.