Y Llethr

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Y Llethr
Y Llethr across Llyn Hywel from scree slope of Rhinog Fach - geograph.org.uk - 534766.jpg
Y Llethr from above Llyn Hywel
Elevation 756 m (2,480 ft)
Prominence 561 m (1,841 ft)
Parent peak Moel Siabod
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Translation the slope (Welsh)
Pronunciation Welsh: [ə ˈɬɛθɾ]
Location
Location Gwynedd, Wales
Range Rhinogydd
OS grid SH661258
Coordinates 52°48′46.8″N 3°59′9.6″W / 52.813000°N 3.986000°W / 52.813000; -3.986000Coordinates: 52°48′46.8″N 3°59′9.6″W / 52.813000°N 3.986000°W / 52.813000; -3.986000
Topo map OS Landranger 124
Listed summits of Y Llethr
Name Grid ref Height Status
Diffwys 750 metres (2,461 ft) sub Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Rhinog Fach 712 metres (2,336 ft) sub Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Crib-y-rhiw 670 metres (2,198 ft) Nuttall

Y Llethr is the highest mountain in the Rhinogydd range of Snowdonia, in north Wales. The summit consists of a flat grassy top marked only by a small cairn (artificial cone of stones). The summit is more in keeping with its southern flanks than its rugged northern approach.

The shortest route to the summit goes from the valley of Cwm Nantcol in the west, either directly or via Bwlch Drws Ardudwy and over the mountain of Rhinog Fach. To the south lies the mountain of Diffwys, to the south-east lies the mountain of Y Garn, to the north lies Rhinog Fach and to the west lies the hill of Moelfre.[1][2][3]

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.