A highlight of news recently reported that may be of interest to those of you who walk North Wales.
Google Street Views have increased their coverage in Snowdonia. Am sure that you are all aware of the normal street views feature that Google provides and is used extensively in our Whats On Guide. Well its good to hear that from 13th April 2017 that due to the Snowdonia National Park Authority and Google their are now another 17 footpaths in Snowdonia available
Here's the the Snowdonia National Park Authority words...
Since the launch of "Street View" in 2007, Google has travelled far and wide around the world capturing panoramic 360◦ images of the world’s streets. But two years ago, after the company began using the Google Trekker to venture into places that were inaccessible to vehicles, 11 footpaths in Snowdonia were added to the resource including the footpaths on Snowdon that give you the best view in the UK. This was followed last year with another 17 footpaths being recorded for the first time.
With the Google Trekker, a 22kg pack , on their backs and a globe which includes 15 cameras above their heads, volunteers and SNPA staff have again been recording views from Snowdonia for Google Street View. This time however, a wider variety of footpaths were recorded throughout the National Park including some that are suitable for families and are accessible to all.
Street View Snowdonia Style - Click to Enter
The latest footpaths to be recorded are:
Llyn Tegid, Y Bala - South
Llyn Tegid, Y Bala – North
Tomen y Mur
Abergwyngregyn - Aber Falls Path
Fisherman’s Path and Cwm Bychan
Lôn Las Ogwen (Ogwen to Capel Curig)
Craig y Ddinas Walk
Llyn Traws Trail
River and Lake Path, Y Bala
Croesor circular walk
Video of the recording of the Street Views
more information can be read on the Snowdonia National Park Authority website via