Y Lliwedd

Y Lliwedd

Infobox Mountain
Name = Y Lliwedd
Photo = 012 Y something next to snowdon.jpg
Caption = Y Lliwedd from Snowdon
Elevation = 2,946 ft (898 m)
Location = Gwynedd, WAL
Range = Snowdonia
Prominence = 508 ft (154 m)
Parent peak = Snowdon
OS "Landranger" 115
Grid_ref_UK = SH622533
Listing = Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall×3
Translation = colourless peak
Language = Welsh
Pronunciation = ə ɬɪwɛð

Y Lliwedd is a subsidiary peak of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) in Snowdonia National Park, north Wales.

Its summit lies 2,946 ft (898 m) above sea level.

The eastern flanks of this mountain are steep cliffs rising above Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw, Snowdon's lakes. This mountain is the most conspicuous of the Snowdon peaks for those who approach Snowdon via the Miners' and Pyg tracks. Few that summit Snowdon continue over to Y Lliwedd as the challenge of Wales' highest peak is enough, leaving Y Lliwedd quiet and peaceful even when queues are forming at the summit of Snowdon.

Hikers and mountaineers often pass over Y Lliwedd when walking the Snowdon Horseshoe. The noted British climber George Mallory undertook many of his early climbs here. It was also the site of considerable training activity for the 1953 British Everest Expedition.

The north face of Y Lliwedd was explored in the late 19th century and in 1909 was the subject of the "first" British climbing guide, "The climbs on Lliwedd" by J. M. A. Thomson and A. W. Andrews.

Two subsidiary peaks of Y Lliwedd are listed as Nuttalls: Lliwedd Bach 2699 ft (818 m): gbm4ibx|SH628532 and Y Lliwedd east top 2947 ft (893 m): gbm4ibx|SH623532.


External links

* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2797568 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Y Lliwedd and surrounding area]

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