Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park Basics


Weather & Climate: When's the best time to visit Snowdonia National Park?

The weather can be a little grim up here, although the occasional sunny day does rear its ugly head from time to time. The summers rarely hit 20c, while winters aren’t exactly extreme either, with lows of 2c in January and December. As for Snowdonia National Park, the weather can be quite extreme, what with it being a mountain and all that. Summer is undoubtedly the best time to visit although you can expect it to be immensely crowded.

Is Snowdonia National Park safe?

Snowdonia National Park is one of the safest places in Wales when talking about crime, although the vast expanses of nature sort of lends itself to that. Common sense does apply, and don’t try to overcome something that is out of your experience and ability level. Don’t climb a mountain if you can’t get up the stairs, in short. Some of the larger towns in North Wales can be a little bit rough, a hangover from economic stagnation and neglect, so don’t hang around dark alleys on your own. Saying that, you shouldn’t really be hanging around dark alleys on your own anyway.

Hospitals & Pharmacies

Ysbyty Gwynedd is the largest hospital in the area and is found just outside Bangor. The accident and emergency facilities were developed in 2017, so those unlucky enough to have to visit will be in good hands. If you encounter something that requires emergency assistance while up Snowdon, you’re in the hands of the mountain rescue teams. The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team and the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team both do a fantastic job.

Public Toilets in Snowdonian National Park

It sort of pains us to say it, but most public toilets in North Wales are the domain of drug addicts and the like. Best to stick to coffee shop toilets. As for Snowdonia, you’ll find a much better selection in the bigger towns, although you’ll have to use nature’s toilet once you get on the slopes.

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