Snowdon – the highest mountain in Scotland? Yes, according to Facebook page with 100,000 followers
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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“Facebook page posts something moronic”. Is this news?
“Facebook page posts something truthful or useful” now that would be of interest
I have never seen Yr Wyddfa referred to as “the highest mountain in England and Wales” anywhere, except here on Nation.Cymru…
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.
The only accurate way.
One wonders is this a Welsh site or not
It’s also the highest mountain in Wales and Belgium.
Well at least they didn’t call Yr Wyddfa “Mount” Snowdon, because that’s actually in British Columbia.
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.
But it’s not in ‘England and Wales’, it’s in Wales.
Facebook, more like, Facepalm. Equally ludicrous are ones who refer to Eryri as the highest mountain in “England” & Wales. 🙄