Whether you are a professional photographer, do it as a hobby, want to update your social media page or simply want to just take it all in, we have found some of the most photogenic spots in Snowdonia that are a MUST for your bucket list.
Snowdonia is a paradise for any photographer with rugged mountain ranges, rolling hills, amazing valleys, not to mention the 200 mile long coastline. Take a look at the most favourite places every photographer wants to visit below.
The Ogwen Valley
Situated just south of Bangor, Ogwen Valley is one of the main valleys in the whole of Snowdonia. Running through the valley is the River Ogwen and on either side you will find Glyderau and Carneddau mountain ranges. The Ogwen Valley is particularly popular with hillwalkers and climbers as well as photographers because of its breathtaking landscape.
Tryfan is in the Ogwen Valley so why not kill two birds with one stone and visit both. Voted the second most favourite spot to photograph, Tryfan can either be enjoyed from the bottom or the top, depending whether you fancy the climb or not.
Llyn Paddarn in Llanberis is next on the list of favourites, which features the sixth deepest lake in Wales! Now a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest which sees fish species left over from the Ice Age. The lake is popular with everyone including young families and hardcore enthusiasts.
Named the first ever National Natural Reserve in Wales, Cwm Idwal is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest and was in fact named Britain’s seventh natural wonder in a Radio Times readers’ poll back in 2005. Cwm Idwal features lots of fascinating species such as rare plants, insects and wildlife including herds of feral goats.
Of course, no list for Snowdonia could forget Mount Snowdon’s Summit. As long as you set off on a reasonably clear day the views from the summit can be extraordinary. From the top you will see Snowdonia and all of its mountains and lakes, as well as the Isle of Anglesey and even Pembrokeshire. If you are lucky you may even be able to see further across to southern Scotland and even Ireland.