A Guide to the View from the Summit of Snowdon

by Chris Jesty

a 360-degree panorama on two sheets, each printed on both sides,

with 29 lakes, 17 islands and 500 mountains identified


Old Counties Visible (before 1/4/74)

1  Caernarfonshire (Carnedd Llewelyn)

2  Merionethshire (Aran Fawddwy)

3  Anglesey (Holyhead Mountain)

4  Denbighhshire (Moel y Gamelin)

5  Flintshire (Mynydd y Cwm)

6  Montgomeryshire (Rhyddhywel)

7  Radnorshire (Camlo Hill)

8  Cardiganshire (Pen Pumlumon Arwystli)

9  Brecknockshire (Bannau Brycheiniog)

10 Carmarthenshire (Mynydd Pencarreg)

11 Pembrokeshire (Mynydd Preseli)

12 Cumberland (Scafell Pike)

13 Lancashire (The Old Man of Coniston)

14 Westmorland (High Street)

15 Yorkshire (Whernside)

16 Derbyshire (Kinder Scout)

17 Cheshire (Shining Tor)

18 Staffordshire (Oliver Hill)

19 Shropshire (Stiperstones)

20 Wexford (Mount Leinster)

21 Carlow (Croaghaun)

22 Wicklow (Lugnaquillia Mountain)

23 County Dublin (Two Rock Mountain)

24 Meath

25 Louth (Carlingford Mountain)

26 Armagh (Camlough Mountain)

27 Down (Slieve Donard)

28 Isle of Man (Snaefell)

29 Kirkcudbrightshire (The Merrick, not confirmed by observation)

From the 1998 reprint:

Panoramas from over a hundred viewpoints in Britain are obtainable from Jonathan de Ferranti, Lochmill Farm, Newburgh, Fife  KY14 6EX  01337-840551. His research confirms that the greatest distance visible in Britain is from the Merrick to Snowdon, and this fact is recognised for the first time in the 1998 edition of the Guiness Book of Records.


The panoramas that I produced for Snowdon can be viewed here.