Hordes of people queue to reach Snowdon's summit despite Welsh Government's plea to stay away

HORDES of people flocked to Mount Snowdon’s summit despite the Welsh Government urging people to avoid all unnecessary travel.

The Welsh mountain, one of the country’s top tourist destinations, is popular because it can be walked on foot without specialist climbing gear.

Footage taken on Saturday appears to show dozens of people bunched up together on the path leading to the mountain’s summit.

Regular walkers said they were shocked and said they had never seen Snowdon so busy.

It has prompted concerns that Snowdonia National Park Authority will come under pressure to close the mountain for a second time this year.

Visit Snowdonia, which manages the national park for the Welsh government, told people to keep away from busy places on the weekend.

They said in a statement: “Ahead of another fine weekend expected here in Snowdonia, we ask you all to help us keep everyone safe by adhering to the Welsh Government’s Covid-19 guidelines, and having a backup plan if you arrive somewhere which is clearly too busy.”

It comes as the Welsh Government urges people to avoid all unnecessary travel in a bid to bear down on the rising number of coronavirus cases in Wales.

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