Moel y Cerrig Duon

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Moel y Cerrig Duon
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Moel y Cerrig Duon from Foel y Geifr summit
Highest point
Elevation 625 m (2,051 ft)
Prominence 80 m (260 ft)
Parent peak Esgeiriau Gwynion
Listing Hewitt, Nuttall
Naming
Translation bare hill of the black rocks (Welsh)
Geography
Location Gwynedd, Wales
Parent range Aran Fawddwy
Topo map OS Landranger 125

Moel y Cerrig Duon is a subsidiary summit of Esgeiriau Gwynion in Gwynedd in north east Wales.

Moel y Cerrig Duon tops the eastern end of a long peat bog plateau along with Llechwedd Du. Its summit has a conical shape, rising suddenly from the bog. The summit itself is grassy, marked by a small cairn and a stake. To the north-east is Foel y Geifr, to the east Cyrniau Nod and to the west is Llechwedd Du, Esgeiriau Gwynion, and Aran Fawddwy.

The Aran range continues south from Moel y Cerrig Duon forming a large area of high moorland to the west of Lake Vyrnwy, crowned by Mynydd Coch. To the north it continues to Foel y Geifr, the eastern outpost of the Aran Fawddwy range.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

Coordinates: 52°52′48″N 3°22′55″W / 52.88011°N 3.38191°W / 52.88011; -3.38191