The Welsh mountain battle: Why Snowdon should switch to Yr Wyddfa

“Wales – is that in England?” they’ll ask me on my world travels.

Not quite. Wales is a Celtic country located within the United Kingdom, west of England and overlooking the Irish Sea.

I was five when we moved into our family home, making sure to secure the very best view for myself: a panorama of the Eryri mountain range. Even as a child I never took it for granted, the snow-capped peaks remaining white like icing sugar well into the month of May each year.

Right now, there’s a conversation happening about whether park authorities should refer to the country’s tallest mountain by its Indigenous name Yr Wyddfa. The name

represents the

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