You might already know that the Welsh name for Snowdon is Yr Wyddfa but do you know how to pronounce it? We know how tricky the Welsh language can be at first but worry no more as we share with you some useful Welsh mountain words that you might find on local maps and also tell you how to pronounce them.

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Yr Wyddfa – Snowdon
The highest mountain in Wales at 1085m (3560ft)

Copa’r Wyddfa – Snowdon summit
If you make it to the top of Snowdon you’ve been to copa’r Wyddfa!

Crib Goch – The red ridge
The famous knife-edged arete, a classic but exposed grade one scrambling route to Snowdon.

Llanberis
The large village at the foot of Snowdon and starting point of the Llanberis Path – one of the most popular Snowdon climbing routes.

Pen y Pass – Head of the pass
Found at the highest point of the Llanberis Pass at 359m above sea level making it an attractive place to start an ascent of Snowdon.

Y Lliwedd – Colourless peak
Connected to Snowdon, Y Lliwedd is a mountain popularly climbed as part of the Snowdon Horseshoe.

Eryri – Snowdonia
The mountainous region and national park.

Rhyd Ddu – Black ford
A small village to the south-west of Snowdon which is the starting point of the Rhyd Ddu path to the summit.


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