Snowdon National Nature Reserve

Nr Llanberis, Gwynedd, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4TT, Wales

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The Snowdon National Nature reserve covers a massive 1,671 hectares, and it is home to arctic plants that have survived there since the end of the last glaciation approximately 12,000 years ago.

The diversity of wildlife habitats in the Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa NNR make it special; they support rare plants that are key reasons for its designation as a Special Area of Conservation.

At 1085m (3,560ft), Mount Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa is Welsh name, which in English means means 'the tumulus', which some authorities suggest may refer to the cairn thrown over the legendary giant Rhitta Gawr after his defeat by King Arthur - is the highest peak in the Snowdonia range of mountains, and indeed it is also the highest mountain in Wales.

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