Snowdon Massif

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Snowdon massif as seen from Glyder Fawr.
L to R: Y Lliwedd, Crib Goch, Snowdon, Garnedd Ugain

The Snowdon Massif is the great high ground of which Snowdon is the central, highest mountain; the Snowdon Massif is one of the three mountain groups in Snowdonia, Caernarfonshire, to include mountains over 3,000 feet high. It occupies the area between Beddgelert, Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis.

The Glyderau group stands to the north-east, Moel Siabod to the east, the Moelwynion to the south, Moel Hebog, the Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Mawr to the west, and to the northwest the land falls away to the coastal plain of Arfon down to Caernarfon and the Menai Strait

The "Snowdon Horseshoe" is the name given to the semi-circular ring of ridges and peaks on Snowdon's eastern side, which is to say facing down Dyffryn Mymbyr towards Capel Curig. The peaks in the Horseshoe are those of:

The Snowdon Horseshoe from Dyffryn Mymbyr. L to R: Y Lliwedd, Snowdon, Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain


The chiefest peaks of the massif are:

See also