Peter Burgess says:
“Once people started asking for a Welsh version, I knew I couldn't ignore their enthusiastic requests and with it a new Snowdonia map materialised. Entitled SNOWMOTION, I had originally focussed on mapping the whole country, until I realised that this was going to be a difficult task in terms of giving the map unity. As a result, about two weeks investigation saw me readjust my sights to focus on the Snowdonia National Park.
"Snowmotion has been great fun to create! Out-with the mountains, it has been the inclusion of the 'Little Railways' that has interested me in equal share as well as including locations suggested to me via e-mail and social media. One such example is east of Bala. A follower suggested the huge and beautiful waterfall that is Pistyll Rhaeadr in the Berwyns. Also, having an interest in steam railways, resulted in the inclusion of eight narrow gauge railways on the map and just including those has been great fun. Of course, the focus was always the mountains and over many months I've learnt much more about Snowdonia than I ever knew before. As with MunrOverground, my knowledge of Snowdonia was limited to those holiday visits and once with school pupils on a field trip, which for me centred on the northern aspects of the National Park. I've had many visits to the northern area of the park and with multiple ascents of Tryfan and Snowdon to name two, but there is so much more to the area and like the Lake District I know you can get off the beaten track, even on peak days.
"I've now completed the map and through its creation I hope you too will learn far more about Snowdonia. Apart from the hill bagging, there are of course the trips on the 8 'little' railways to enjoy and if you're anything like me, a whole myriad of mountains and landscape to enjoy. Constructing this map has given me a broader knowledge of an area that includes many more fine hills away from the highest summit in England and Wales. Like the other two national peaks, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, the highest summits become a natural draw for visitors and of course the related crowds. I think many of us have enjoyed peaks such as the well-known Tryfan,Carnedd Llewellyn and Snowdon, but a minority venture onto the Arenigs or Berwyns. I hope you enjoy Snowmotion as much as my other two creations and it opens up a whole new landscape of exploration. If unlike me, you know the area well, then I hope it rekindles past expeditions and walks in familiar territory. I hope it reminds you of those halcyon mountain days on Snowdonia's magnificent peaks . Either way, enjoy your trip on Snowmotion. All aboard!"