Mynydd Mawr from Trum y Ddysgl
|Elevation||698 m (2,290 ft)|
|Prominence||462 m (1,516 ft)|
|Parent peak||Moel Hebog|
|Listing||Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Translation||big mountain (Welsh)|
|Pronunciation||Welsh: [ˈmənɨð ˈmaur]|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 115|
Mynydd Mawr (Welsh for big mountain) is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales, situated approximately 7 km (4.3 mi) west of Snowdon itself, overlooking Llyn Cwellyn and being the northern outlier of the Moel Hebog group. A popular ascent starts from Rhyd Ddu. On its western flank are the remains of ancient settlements and field systems. The profile of Mynydd Mawr from the north is often thought to resemble an elephant lying down, and consequently the mountain is often colloquially also called "Yr Eliffant" ('The Elephant'), or "Elephant Mountain" to non-Welsh speakers.
- Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
- Walking guide and photographs here and here.
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Mynydd Mawr and surrounding area
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