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Snowdon – the highest mountain in Scotland? Yes, according to Facebook page with 100,000 followers

01 Jun 2022 2 minute read
Snowdon, Scotland?

Wales is used to sharing its highest mountain with England, but has now found itself sharing with Scotland too.

Often referred to as the ‘highest mountain in England and Wales’, one tourism-focused Facebook group has taken things a step further, claiming that yr Wyddfa is in the Scottish highlands.

Tourist Express, which boasts just shy of 100,000 online followers, posted an image of the Snowdon train and the Dinorwig Quarry, now a UNESCO heritage site, in the background.

But the message above the image, tagged with a Union Jack, said that it was “Snowdon, Scottish highlands”.

The post generated much mirth on the Facebook page, with Richard Caves saying: “Time for a geography lesson methinks.”

“Scottish Independence second phase to incorporate all the other Celtic nations,” Terry Richford said. “Ireland next.”

Michal Green took to quoting Biblical scripture about moving mountains: “Matthew 17:20, ‘For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there”, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.’”

Waldo Jeffers meanwhile decided to play the troll: “Everyone knows Snowdon is in West England.”

For Wales, see England – and Scotland – it seems.


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Llinos
Llinos
6 months ago

“Facebook page posts something moronic”. Is this news?
“Facebook page posts something truthful or useful” now that would be of interest

Jack
Jack
6 months ago

I have never seen Yr Wyddfa referred to as “the highest mountain in England and Wales” anywhere, except here on Nation.Cymru…

Christopher
Christopher
6 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Here you go. In the Encyclopedia Britannica, in an entry about Yr Wyddfa, it describes is as the highest point in England and Wales, when to describe it as the highest point in Wales would be more accurate.

https://www.britannica.com/place/Snowdon

Last edited 6 months ago by Christopher Mullin
Ian Parri
Ian Parri
6 months ago
Reply to  Christopher

The only accurate way.

George Bodley
George Bodley
6 months ago
Reply to  Jack

One wonders is this a Welsh site or not

Ian Parri
Ian Parri
6 months ago

It’s also the highest mountain in Wales and Belgium.

Mr b
6 months ago

Dumbasses

Sally-ann Dwyer
Sally-ann Dwyer
6 months ago

Well at least they didn’t call Yr Wyddfa “Mount” Snowdon, because that’s actually in British Columbia.

LRW
LRW
6 months ago

I get the “England and Wales” bit, due to England not having any as big as Snowdon, but Scotland having a bigger one, but this is absurd. Sounds like the sort of thing an American would post.

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
6 months ago
Reply to  LRW

But it’s not in ‘England and Wales’, it’s in Wales.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
6 months ago

Facebook, more like, Facepalm. Equally ludicrous are ones who refer to Eryri as the highest mountain in “England” & Wales. 🙄

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