Y Lliwedd from Snowdon
|Elevation||898 m (2,946 ft)|
|Prominence||155 m (509 ft)|
|Listing||Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Translation||colourless peak (Welsh)|
|Pronunciation||Welsh: [ə ˈɬɪwɛð]|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 115|
|Listed summits of Y Lliwedd|
|Y Lliwedd East Peak||893 m (2,930 ft)||Nuttall|
|Lliwedd Bach||818 m (2,684 ft)||Nuttall|
|Gallt y Wenallt||619 m (2,031 ft)||Hewitt, Nuttall|
Its summit lies 2,946 ft (898 m) above sea level.
The eastern flanks are steep cliffs rising above Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw. Y Lliwedd is the most conspicuous of the peaks for those who approach Snowdon via the Miners' and Pyg tracks. Few that summit Snowdon continue over to Y Lliwedd as the challenge of Wales' highest peak is enough, leaving Y Lliwedd quiet and peaceful even when queues are forming at the summit of Snowdon.
Hikers and mountaineers often pass over Y Lliwedd when walking the Snowdon Horseshoe. The noted British climber George Mallory undertook many of his early climbs here. It was also the site of considerable training activity for the 1953 British Everest Expedition.
- Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.