Things to see & do
The Carneddau include some of the best scenery in Snowdonia. Dominated by Carnedd Dafydd and Carnedd Llewelyn, the plateau of the main Carneddau ridge is the largest area of montane grassland south of the Cairngorms.
Here you'll find wild mountain ponies grazing and rare mountain heath plants.
In contrast to the Carneddau here you'll find the bare rocky summits of Tryfan, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach.
Edmund Hillary came to Tryfan to train for his ascent of Everest. Today the Glyderau attract thousands of walkers and climbers each year.
A valley steeped in legend, now a National Nature Reserve, drew Charles Darwin here in 1831.
The valley, created by ice age glaciers, is an internationally important site for glaciations and rare alpine plants.
Its glorious setting attracts walkers, artists and nature lovers.
Adam and Eve
These two large stones stand proud on the summit of Tryfan.
The challenge to walkers and climbers is to jump from one to another - bearing in mind the large drop beneath.
Less intrepid explorers can see the stones through binoculars from the road below.
Discover the past
Over 1,000 archaeological sites from Bronze Age burial cairns to Second World War plane wrecks can be found here.
It's been described as the most important National Trust site in Wales for archaeology.
The two Iron Age sites on Moel Fabon and Cwm Caseg are the most extensive sites in Wales.
Immortalised by Thomas Firbank in his book I Bought a Mountain, Dyffryn Mymbyr has great panoramic views of Snowdonia.
The land has been farmed with a hefted flock of sheep for centuries and supports a wide range of habitats and traditional features.
Dyffryn Mymbyr Farm House
A restored Victorian farmhouse in an outstanding location in central Snowdonia. There are stunning mountain views from here including the Snowdon Horseshoe and Moel Siabod.
Built in the early 19th century as part of the Penrhyn Estate, the farmhouse is on a working upland farm and heated by an innovative and low carbon wood-pellet heating system.
Dyffryn Mymbyr cottage
Just outside Capel Curig Dyfryn Mymbyr is a modified and restored 16th-century listed cottage with incredible views (including the Snowdon Horseshoe and Moel Siabod).
The cottage is located on a working upland farm, which is the setting of the iconic book 'I bought a Mountain' - a classic tale of life on an upland Welsh farm between the two world wars by Thomas Firbank.