Whilst Snowdon, as the highest mountain in Wales,
is understandably on your list of favourite places in
Wales, so too is the highest mountain in the Southern
half of the country - Pen y Fan.
Situated in the Brecon Beacons, Pen y Fan climbs to 886 metres and
is very popular with walkers.
Those climbing the mountain from the Storey Arms side will pass a
memorial obelisk. It was built in memory to a five year old
boy called Tommy Jones who, in 1900 got lost whilst visiting his
grandparents. After a 29 day search his body was found having
died from hypothermia. The obelisk marks the spot where his
body was found.
The views from the top of the mountain are spectacular. On a
clear day you can enjoy vistas of the Southern Wales Valleys, the
Bristol Channel and beyond to Exmoor to the South, Cardigan Bay to
the West and the Cambrian Mountains to the North.
You can still nominate your favourite place in Wales. Just go
to our twitter page and use the hash tag
David's Day we asked you on our @wonderfulwales twitter page to
nominate your favourite place in Wales
We had plenty of suggestions of places all over the country,
showing what a diverse and spectacular country Wales is.
Unsurpisingly, our mountains featured in the list with Snowdon and
Pen y Fan featuring.
Mount Snowdon (or Yr Wyddfa in Welsh) is the highest mountain in
Wales. Located in the Snowdonia National Park in the North
West of the country, it is 1085 metres (3560ft) above sea
level. The views from the top are exceptional. On a
clear day from the summit you can see as far as Ireland and the
Isle of Man.
The are a number of paths to the summit of Snowdon, some more
difficult than others whilst the Snowdon Mountain Railway
transports to the top those who wish to take it a little