‘Not a walk in the park’: calls for visitors to ‘respect’ Snowdon

‘Not a walk in the park’: calls for visitors to ‘respect’ Snowdon

Concerns about lasting damage after influx of people, many of whom maybe ill-prepared to scale mountain

The views from the top – as long as the mist and cloud stay away – are spectacular and the sense of achievement, after the lung-bursting climb, overwhelming.

But conservationists and mountain rescuers are urging hikers to show more “respect” to one of the UK’s most beloved mountains amid growing concern that a sharp increase in the number of walkers is causing lasting damage and too many people are trying to climb the peak without preparing properly.

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