Pen Llithrig y Wrach

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Pen Llithrig y Wrach
Pen Llithrig y wrach from Creigau Gleison.jpg
Pen Llithrig y wrach seen across Llyn Cowlyd from Creigiau Gleision
Elevation 799 m (2,621 ft)
Prominence 181 m (594 ft)
Parent peak Carnedd Llewelyn
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Translation slippery peak of the witch (Welsh)
Pronunciation Welsh: [pɛn ˈɬɪθɾɪɡ ə ˈwɾɑːx]
Location
Location Conwy, United Kingdom
Range Snowdonia
OS grid SH716623
Topo map OS Landranger 115

Pen Llithrig y Wrach is a mountain peak in Snowdonia, North Wales. It is one of the four Marilyns that make up the Carneddau range. To the east is Creigiau Gleision, another Marilyn, while to the west is Pen yr Helgi Du and Carnedd Llewelyn. Craig Eigiau and Llyn Eigiau can be seen to the north, while Gallt yr Ogof, Glyder Fach and Tryfan can be viewed to the south.

It has one of the more colourful names of any British mountain, translating as slippery peak of the witch, perhaps in reference to the boggy conditions underfoot, or because of the resemblance of its pointed profile to an archetypal witch's hat.

It is an outlier of the Carneddau, the higher peaks of which can be reached from Pen Llithrig y Wrach via Pen yr Helgi Du. On its eastern side, the mountain slopes steeply down to Llyn Cowlyd.

It may be climbed from the southern side, from Capel Curig or the A5, or from the north-east, from Dolgarrog or Tal-y-bont in the Conwy valley.[1][2][3] It is quite prominent when viewed from the north near Llandudno.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marsh, Terry. The Summits of Snowdonia (London: Robert Hale, 1984)
  2. ^ Marsh, Terry. The Mountains of Wales (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1985)
  3. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

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Coordinates: 53°08′32″N 3°55′16″W / 53.14233°N 3.92108°W / 53.14233; -3.92108