North West Wales

Snowdonia mountain peaks part of £1m land auction

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Image caption The neighbouring peaks lie in Snowdonia national park

Two mountain peaks in Snowdonia have been put up for sale, as part of land worth an estimated £1m.

The summits of Moel Cynghorion and Foel Goch, popular with walkers, are included with 1,000 acres of moorland and grazing to be auctioned.

The farmland is two miles from Snowdon and borders the Snowdon mountain railway.

The sale by agents Kivells takes place in Llanberis on 9 July.

The sale is described as a "remarkable run of mountain, moorland and rough grazing".

The summits, near Moel Eilio in the national park, include the 2,211ft (674m) high Moel Cynghorion and the slightly smaller, neighbouring Foel Goch.

A former chapel and two cottages within the estate are not included in the sale.

In 1998, the National Trust paid £3m for part of Snowdon itself after launching a public appeal to which Sir Anthony Hopkins contributed £1m.

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