The Complete Guide to Snowdon
The Slate landscape of Northwest Wales is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Much has been written about Snowdonia, or Eryri, but Robert Jones’ book is one of very few devoted to Snowdon itself. In a series of lucid chapters Jones explores the history of the mountain from its geological origins to the present. Although it is now best known as a National Park and a destination for climbers, walkers and admirers of dramatic scenery the mountain still supports a number of farms, and agriculture and the environment are among Jones’ subjects. He also addresses leisure use, outlining the story of the Snowdon Mountain Railway, and over a century of exploitation of the summit. And reaching the summit on foot is also well covered with ten paths expertly described and maps provided. With chapters on the former industries of the mountain, and the flora and fauna this is the definitive book for walkers, climbers, tourists and armchair travellers.
Beautifully illustrated by the author’s own photographs, packed with information, this is a book which should be in the rucksack of everyone venturing onto Snowdon.
Robert Jones has been a keen walker all his life. He was editor of Walking Wales magazine and has written guides for the most popular mountains in Wales, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. A landscape photographer, a wide selection of his images can be seen at www.robertjones.com
“What an informative and beautifully illustrated book. The author certainly knows his Snowdon, which is the sole focus of this book. His passion and love of Snowdon really shows…if you’re venturing onto Snowdon then you mustn’t leave home without a copy of this book in your rucksack.” Welsh Living September ´07.