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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Read through the popular Welsh mountain words below and press the ‘play’ button to hear how they should sound. You can then practice them yourself and show off when you arrive in Wales. The locals will love you if you can say a few Welsh words!

Yr Wyddfa – Snowdon
The highest mountain in Wales at 1085m (3560ft) above sea level. Known as ‘Snowdon’ in English but ‘Yr Wyddfa’ in Welsh.

Copa’r Wyddfa – Snowdon summit
If you reach the top of Snowdon you’ve made it to copa’r Wyddfa – the summit of Snowdon.

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

The large village at the foot of Snowdon and starting point of the Llanberis Path – one of the most popular Snowdon climbing routes. Most people living and working in the village will speak Welsh as their first language.

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 name for 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.