Welsh Mountains

There are all sorts of mountains to visit throughout the country of Wales. Many of these Welsh mountains are a kilometre or greater in height. A large number, but not all of these mountains can be found in the northern part of the country.

In the north there are the Welsh 3000s, these are mountains that are all three thousand feet or 914.4 metres in height. They are located in the Snowdonia national park in the Gwynedd and Conwy County Boroughs. There are officially fourteen mountains in this grouping but the top of Garnedd Uchaf may be included because although it is not officially considered to be a mountain it is over 3000 feet tall at its summit.

The tallest of these is Snowdon; this is the highest peak in all of Wales in that it is 1085m (3560 feet) in height. Also, Crib y Ddysgl (1065m/3495 feet) and Crib Goch (923m/3027 feet) are near to Snowdon. A unique part of these mountains is that they are ones that experience more precipitation than other parts of Wales. They receive about 180 inches of rain each year on average.

Some of the other Welsh 3000s in the northern part of Wales are in the Glyderau and Carneddau groups. The Glyderau group includes Glyder Fawr, which is nearly a kilometre in height, and Glyder Fach. The Carneddau group features six of these mountains (seven if Garnedd Uchaf is included) including the 1064m (3491 feet) Carnedd Llewelyn.

The Cambrian Mountains are found in the mid-part of Wales and these mountains include Plynlimon, a peak that reaches 752 metres. The Rivers Wye and Severn are formed from streams flowing from these mountains.

Finally there are the Brecon Beacons, these southern mountains are south of the Powys town of Brecon. These mountains were formed particularly with Old Red Sandstone and they include the 886 metre-tall Pen y Fan.

The Welsh mountains are all unique parts of Wales; these are mountains that are located throughout the very hilly and mountainous country.