I agree. My concern is that once the apparatus and infrastructure (and legislation) for control is established, it will be extended by default to everywhere else. Because they can.Mountain communities simply do not have the facilities to cope with the enormous visitor numbers they are now experiencing.
Bearing in mind the millions who visit our national parks each year, funding from central government is pathetic, and it always has been.
Snowdon is probably experiencing the greatest pressures, cursed by its accessibility.
Without huge investment in infrastructure, control is inevitable; the Snowdonia National Park and the local councils will see that they have no alternative.
It’s probably the most horrible place to walk in Wales. On a busy weekend a walk up Moel Siabod instead would be far nicer.A spokesman said: "It is a mountain. It isn't an attraction and people need to take that into account."
The fact they have a train taking people to the top, and a cafe, makes it an attraction.
Aye, I did it two days in a row in April 2018, that was with work and if I can help it, I'd never go near it again, honestly never seen so many people on a hill, and the train wasn't running to the very top, lines were still under a lot of snow.It’s probably the most horrible place to walk in Wales. On a busy weekend a walk up Moel Siabod instead would be far nicer.
Agree … there are loads of far nicer parts in snowdonia, very often in complete solitude. The few times I’ve visited snowdon I’ve camped on Y Lliwedd on climbed to the summit very early the next morning. The cafe is an eyesore!It’s probably the most horrible place to walk in Wales. On a busy weekend a walk up Moel Siabod instead would be far nicer.