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Mountain expert emphasises Snowdonia nature

Posted 23 March 2010
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Mountain expert emphasises Snowdonia nature
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A mountain expert has written a book to emphasis some of the less well-known aspects of nature in Snowdonia.

Chairman of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) in Wales Mike Raine has penned the work "as an unashamed celebration of Snowdonia's fascinating flora and fauna" that those wishing to go walking in the national park may find on their travels.

Called The Nature of Snowdonia, it also has sections on local myths and legends, something which may attract those keen to mix hiking equipment with experiencing history and culture.

The BMC has said that the book may help prompt walkers and climbers to look after the environment more when they visit Snowdonia.

People keen to do their bit by leaving their cars behind and using public transport may benefit from the new Snowdonia Green Key initiative announced last week.

This will see fares being slashed to just £1 on key routes around the north of the national park, where the highest mountains are located.

Families may particularly benefit, as two children aged up to 16 can travel free with each fare-paying adult.

Posted by Brandon Egley