- Cambrian Mountains
The Cambrian Mountains are a series of
mountain ranges in Wales, reaching from, and including, the South Walesmountains of the Brecon Beacons, north Carmarthenshireand Ceredigion, to Snowdoniain North Wales.
Originally the term "Cambrian Mountains" was applied in a general sense to most of upland
Wales. Since the 1950s, its application has become increasingly (and arguably illogically) localised to the geographically homogeneous Mid Wales uplands known in the Welsh languageas the Elerydd(which extend from Pumlumonto Mynydd Mallaen).
This barren and sparsely populated wilderness is often referred to affectionately as the
Desert of Wales.
The highest point of the range is
Pumlumon. The area includes the source of the River Severnand River Wye, and has been proposed as a National Park. It is the type of locality of the Cambrianperiod of the Paleozoic era(542-488Ma). Cefn Croes, the site of a controversial wind farmproject, is in the Cambrian Mountains, just south of the A44 roadbetween Aberystwythand Llangurig. [http://www.power-technology.com/projects/cefn_croes/] , [http://www.power-technology.com/projects/cefn_croes/cefn_croes5.html] , [http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~hills/cc/]
Cambrian Wayhigh level long-distance footpath
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Cambrian Mountains — [ kæmbriən maʊntɪnz; nach lateinisch Cambria für Wales], Kạmbrisches Gebịrge, das Bergland von Wales, in der Mitte und im Norden vorwiegend aus altpaläozoischen, kaledonisch gefalteten Gesteinsschichten (Tonschiefer, Sandsteine, Grauwacken u … Universal-Lexikon
Cambrian Mountains — mountain system of central Wales: highest point, 2,970 ft (905 m) … English World dictionary
Cambrian Mountains — p1p5 Cambrian Mountains Pumlumon (Nordseite) Höchster Gipfel Pumlumon (752 … Deutsch Wikipedia
Cambrian Mountains — Cam|bri|an Moun|tains the Cambrian Mountains a group of mountains that go from north to south through the middle of Wales … Dictionary of contemporary English
Cambrian Mountains — Sp Kámbro kalna Ap Cambrian Mountains angliškai L D. Britanijoje (Velse) … Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė
Cambrian Mountains — a range of low mountains running north to south in central Wales. * * * … Universalium
Cambrian Mountains — noun a rugged plateau that runs north to south through central Wales • Instance Hypernyms: ↑tableland, ↑plateau * * * a range of low mountains running north to south in central Wales … Useful english dictionary
Cambrian Mountains — geographical name range central Wales … New Collegiate Dictionary
Cambrian Mountains — /kæmbriən ˈmaʊntənz/ (say kambreeuhn mowntuhnz) plural noun a low mountain range in Wales extending from Carmarthenshire to Denbighshire. Highest point, Aran Fawddwy, 896 m … Australian English dictionary
Cambrian (disambiguation) — Cambrian is a division of the geologic timescale at the end of the Proterozoic, named for Cambria, the latinised form of Cymru, the Welsh name for Wales.It is composed of the Early Cambrian, Middle Cambrian and Late Cambrian. The Cambrian… … Wikipedia