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Snowdonia National Park
Centred on Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales (1,085 metres; 3,560 feet), Snowdonia is a compact region of distinctively shaped mountains, ideal for walking, climbing, and horse-riding. Though predominantly rural in character, Snowdonia has a considerable industrial heritage which forms the theme of tours round Sygun Copper Mine, Llechwedd Slate Caverns, and Dinorwig underground hydro-electric power station.

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Dyfi National Nature Reserve
Dyfed, Wales
Dyfi National Nature Reserve has an information centre, and detailed leaflets introduce this large nature reserve by the Dyfi (Dovey) Estuary. Visitors can explore the wildlife-rich sand dunes, estuary and peatbogs on a range of footpaths and board walks.
Tal-y-Llyn
Unlike most valleys in Snowdonia, which were formed by glaciation during the last ice age, Tal-y-Llyn is part of the Bala Fault, a 20-kilometre (12-mile) crack in the earth's surface resulting from violent earth movements. The valley sits at the foot of Cader Idris (893 metres; 2,929 feet), one of the most popular mountains for climbers and walkers in the Snowdonia National Park.
Rhiw Goch Ski Centre
Bronaber, Trawsfynydd LL41 4UR
Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire.
Tel 01766 540578
Facilities
Night skiing - Tuition available  - 2 Drag lifts - Snowboarding possible - Slope material: Dendix
TRAILS
Easy trails: 2
medium trails: 1
Total trail length: 120 yards (110 m)
Plas-y-Brenin
National Centre for Mountain Activities
Capel Curig LL24 OET
Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire, Great Britain
Tel 01690 720214
Facilities
Night skiing - Tuition available - 1 Drag lift - Snowboarding possible - Slope material: Dendix
TRAILS
Total trail length: 66 yards (60 m)
Longest trail: 66 yards (60 m)

 

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