Taking a break from promoting our new Jurassic Coast designs we headed off to Snowdonia for the Easter break.

We therefore thought we were haunted by fossils and all things prehistoric when  the youngest member of the Climb it Range party (aged 9)  noticed a large sea shell fossil on the summit of Snowdon, over 1,000 metres above sea level.

Fossils on Snowdon…How on earth did they get there?

fossil on Snowdon
Fossil on Snowdon

Apparently this fossil is over 400 million years old. It’s a former sea creature  from the Ordovician era. It may seem hard to believe but it originally lived in the southern hemisphere, dying  in shallow tropical seas. It was then uplifted when the Snowdonia mountains were formed all those years ago.

For more information  about Snowdonia’s pre historic past follow this link:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/history_of_the_earth/Ordovician#p00bphyx


Fossils on Snowdon