Moel Ysgyfarnogod

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Moel Ysgyfarnogod
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Moel Ysgyfarnogod from Llyn Dywarchen
Highest point
Elevation 623 m (2,044 ft)
Prominence 180 m (590 ft)
Parent peak Rhinog Fawr
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Coordinates 52°53′28.14″N 3°59′46.21″W / 52.8911500°N 3.9961694°W / 52.8911500; -3.9961694Coordinates: 52°53′28.14″N 3°59′46.21″W / 52.8911500°N 3.9961694°W / 52.8911500; -3.9961694
Naming
Translation hill of hares (Welsh)
Pronunciation Welsh: [ˈmɔil ˈəsɡəvarˈnɔɡɔd]
Geography
Moel Ysgyfarnogod is located in Gwynedd
Moel Ysgyfarnogod
Moel Ysgyfarnogod
Location in Gwynedd
Location Gwynedd, Wales
Parent range Rhinogydd
OS grid SH658345
Topo map OS Landranger 124
Listed summits of Moel Ysgyfarnogod
Name Grid ref Height Status
Foel Penolau 614 metres (2,014 ft) sub Hewitt, Nuttall

Moel Ysgyfarnogod (Bare hill of the hares in Welsh) is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales and is the northernmost of the Rhinogydd. Rhinog Fawr lies directly south.[1]

It overlooks Llyn Trawsfynydd, and from the summit it is possible to see the towns of Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog. It may be climbed from Trawsfynydd in the east, or from Talsarnau in the west.

To the north-west of the summit, on an area of moorland and rocky outcrops, lies Bryn Cader Faner, an ancient stone circle. It is one of the finest examples of a Bronze Age cairn in Britain, and has rocky standing stones along its circumference.[2]

References[edit]

Bryn Cader Faner
  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
  2. ^ Bryn Cader Faner Ring Cairn : The Megalithic Portal and Megalith Map:

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