Carnedd y Filiast

View of the Glyderau mountain range from the summit of Carnedd y Filiast, looking from the southeast (left) to the southwest (right)

View of the Glyderau mountain range from the summit of Carnedd y Filiast, looking from the southeast (left) to the southwest (right)

Date

7 June 2013
Location

Carnedd y Filiast, Glyderau

SH 62046 62782; 53.14425°N, 4.06403°W

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Panorama of the Glyderau from Carnedd Dafydd

Panoramic view from close to the summit of Carnedd Daffydd

Date

2 May 2011
Location

Carnedd Dafydd, Carneddau

SH 66142 62941; 53.14672°N, 4.00290°W

Information

With an elevation of 1044 m, Carnedd Dafydd is the fourth highest peak in Wales (when Garnedd Ugain in the Snowdon massif is included). The name of the mountain means David’s Cairn, probably in honour of Dafydd ap Gruffudd, younger brother of the last independent prince of Wales, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. Dafydd was captured in 1283 and taken to Shrewsbury where he was hanged, drawn and quartered.

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Gwaith Copper Mine

Looking along Nant Ffrancon towards Tryfan

Date

26 February 2011
Location

Gwaith, Nant Ffrancon

SH 63026 63217; 53.14842°N, 4.04957°W

Information

In 1782 the Parys Mine Company discovered a vein of copper ore at this site. The main workings were below the old road close to the now ruined house Gwaith-maen. The yield from the mine amounted to only a few tons. A little higher up the slope of Carnedd y Filiast, below Cwm Graianog, an adit some 30 yards or so long was driven.

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Cwm Ceunant Copper Mine

Looking over to the Carneddau from the middle adit

Date

19 February 2011
Location

Cwm Ceunant, Carnedd y Filiast

SH 62563 63756; 53.15314°N, 4.05673°W

Further Information

Spoil heaps for the workings, which were on three levels, are visible from Lon Las Ogwen on the valley floor. The mine is on the 350m contour in Cwm Ceunant, on the slopes of Carnedd y Filiast in the Glyderau range. Although the entrance to the bottom adit is completely covered over by a waste heap, the entrances to the middle and top adits are still clear.

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