New ‘glowing’ mountain to be added to Snowdonia

An artists’ impression of the glowing mountain at dusk

A new mountain that will ‘glow at night’ is to be added to Snowdonia, the UK Government has announced.

The glow-in-the-dark mountain is to be created from mud excavated from the construction site of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset.

The UK Government said that they expected the new mountain to be a big draw for tourists who wanted to catch a glimpse of it, “but they must never, ever be allowed to walk on it – ever”.

A spokesperson for the Department of Energy said that the north-west of Wales was chosen as the site of the mountain because “who would notice another mountain anyway” and “no one much lives there”.

The new mountain will be constructed on top of the disused nuclear power plant at Trawsfynydd, and a railway will be constructed that will reach the former Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey.

“Snowdonia is well known for its unique variety of wildlife and flora, which will become even more unique once this mountain is constructed,” the Department of Energy spokesman said.

“It will be quite a sight for tourists visiting the area, and as long as they only stay a day or two and shower regularly they should be OK.

“Most are cyclists and rock climbers and let’s face it, an extra arm or leg would probably come in handy there.”

Hugh Grant is already in talks to reprise his role in a sequel to a hit Wales-based film. The sequel will be called The Englishman Who Went up a Hill but Didn’t Come Down a Mountain.

Work on the mountain is expected to be completed a year from now, on 1 April 2020.


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