- Elidir Fawr
Name = Elidir Fawr
Photo = Elidir Fawr.jpg
Caption = Elidir Fawr from the slopes of
Moel Eilio, with the Dinorwic Quarryprominent on its south-west face.
Elevation = 924 m (3,031 ft)
Prominence = "c." 212 m
Parent peak =
OS "Landranger" 115
Grid_ref_UK = SH612613
Listing = Marilyn, Hewitt,
Welsh 3000s, Nuttall
Pronunciation = ɛ'lɪdiɾ vawɾGB summits entry
Carnedd y Filiast
Height=821 m (2,694 ft)
Status=Hewitt, NuttallGB summits entry
Height=812 m (2,664 ft)
Status=sub Hewitt, NuttallGB summits entry
Height=720 m (2,362 ft)
Status=NuttallElidir Fawr is a
mountainin Snowdonia, north Wales, the northernmost in the Glyderau. To the north of the summit is a small lake, Marchlyn Mawr, which is the upper reservoir for Dinorwig power station, a pump-storage power stationhidden inside the mountain itself. The lower reservoir is Llyn Peris. From the north, Elidir Fawr is very prominent, and can appear to be higher than the higher mountains behind it.
Llanberis, the mountain is dominated by the former Dinorwic slate quarries and the waste they have left behind.
It is a reasonably short, but steep walk up to the summit, and this can be undertaken from the
Deiniolenside or from Nant Peris. The Deiniolen walk provides views down to Llanberis, while the Nant Peris approach is short and quite steep.
* [http://www.walkeryri.org.uk/Routes/4glyderau..htm Walks to the summit]
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2797485 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of and from Elidir Fawr]
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