Cambrian Mountains


Cambrian Mountains

The Cambrian Mountains are a series of mountain ranges in Wales, reaching from, and including, the South Wales mountains of the Brecon Beacons, north Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, to Snowdonia in 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 language as the Elerydd (which extend from Pumlumon to 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 Severn and River Wye, and has been proposed as a National Park. It is the type of locality of the Cambrian period of the Paleozoic era (542-488Ma).

Cefn Croes, the site of a controversial wind farm project, is in the Cambrian Mountains, just south of the A44 road between Aberystwyth and 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/]

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* The Cambrian Way high 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


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