Prints of Snowdonia

Panoramic and Landscape Mountain Prints for Sale

The accompanying collection of Prints of Snowdonia focuses predominantly on the mountains of the Snowdon Horseshoe, namely Snowdon itself and the attendant peaks of Crib Goch, Crib-y-Ddysgl and the twin peaks of Y Lliwedd. In addition the collection includes several classic viewpoints of the neighbouring Glyder Range from both roadside and elevated locations. It was here my interest in mountains and photography was awakened in 1972, and to which I would return nearly thirty years later with the panoramic and high resolution digital cameras.

Snowdonia is the name designated to a national park of over eight hundred square miles occupying the mountainous region of north-western Wales, extending north-south from Conway to Aberdovery and east-west from Bala to Tremadoc. It has often been described as having the scale and grandeur of the Scottish Highlands combined with the compactness and ease of accessibility of the Lake District.

The ancient and traditional name for the region is ‘Eryri’, but its modern and more commonly known name for the region is derived from Snowdon, 1,085m (3,560 ft) the highest mountain south of the Scottish Border. The local and correct name for the main summit of the mountain, however, is Yr Wyddfa Fawr.

The mountains of Central Snowdonia are comprised principally of three distinct ranges. They are The Snowdon group, The Glyderau and The Carneddau; however, more significant mountains and interesting groups, such as Moel Siabod, Moel Hebog, The Moelwyns, The Arans, The Arennigs, The Rhinogs and Cadair Idris lie adjacent or further afield. Within the three main mountain ranges of Central Snowdonia, there are 14 mountains exceeding 3,000 feet in height and 25 exceeding 2,000 feet.

Exposed to the predominantly westerly winds of the Atlantic, Snowdonia is a mild, wet region and snow rarely lingers even on the highest summits in all but the very coldest of winters. The prevailing weather in the highest mountains can change in a heartbeat making the assembly of a representative collection of a series of prints of Snowdonia a lifelong, if a very pleasurable, challenge.