Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch

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Google Trekker

Some of our wardens and faithful volunteers have helped upload images from some of Snowdonia’s most remote locations to Google Street View by carrying a Google Trekker backpack around the Park.

Google’s Trekker backpack towers four feet in the air, weighs 22 kilograms and is fitted with a 15-angle lens camera that takes 360-degree pictures every 2.5 seconds. The technology enables walking routes to be captured and digitised in the same way Google Street View enables users to see 360-degree images of streets and roads.

Watkin Path, Snowdon

Watkin Path, Snowdon (© SNPA)

The Park’s wardens and volunteers carried the Trekker up Snowdon’s main footpaths, to the summit of Cadair Idris, ice-sculptured Cwm Idwal, along the majestic Mawddach estuary and the award-winning Lôn Gwyrfai.

Google Street View

Each path is now live on Google Street View

Follow the Trekker’s journey around Snowdonia by watching the film below.

If you’re planning to tackle one of Snowdonia’s towering peaks or just want to walk along our stunning coastline, rivers and beaches, read our our Safety Advice page.

Header image - Morfa Harlech (© Crown copyright (2014) Visit Wales)