Craig Cwm Amarch

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Craig Cwm Amarch
Highest point
Elevation791 m (2,595 ft)
Prominence79 m (259 ft)
Parent peakCadair Idris
ListingHewitt, Nuttall
English translationCwm Amarch crag
Language of nameWelsh
LocationGwynedd, Wales
Parent rangeCadair Idris
OS gridSH708119
Topo mapOS Landranger 124, Explorer OL23
Easiest routeHike

Craig Cwm Amarch is not synonymous with Craig y Cau but names the headwall of Cwm Amarch on Cadair Idris in the Snowdonia National Park, in Gwynedd, north-west Wales.

There seems to be some confusion over naming by people who are not local. 'Craig Cwm Amarch' refers to the crags heading Cwm Amarch, which impinge from the south into the ridge of Mynydd Pencoed, a spur of the Cadair Idris range. The eastern end of Mynydd Pencoed overlooking Llyn Cau is known as Craig y Cau. (Daear Fawr, the ‘large ground’, may refer to an area of the Pencoed ridge. Mountain slopes in Wales are commonly named after the farms to whom the grazing belonged, hence Mynydd Pencoed is named after the farm (its buildings now derelict) at its western foot.


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Coordinates: 52°41′21″N 3°54′47″W / 52.6893°N 3.9130°W / 52.6893; -3.9130