Elidir Fawr

Elidir Fawr

Infobox Mountain
Name = Elidir Fawr
Photo = Elidir Fawr.jpg
Caption = Elidir Fawr from the slopes of Moel Eilio, with the Dinorwic Quarry prominent on its south-west face.
Elevation = 924 m (3,031 ft)
Location = Gwynedd, WAL
Range = Snowdonia
Prominence = "c." 212 m
Parent peak = Y Garn
OS "Landranger" 115
Grid_ref_UK = SH612613
Listing = Marilyn, Hewitt, Welsh 3000s, Nuttall
Pronunciation = ɛ'lɪdiɾ vawɾ
GB summits entry
Name=Carnedd y Filiast
Height=821 m (2,694 ft)
Status=Hewitt, Nuttall
GB summits entry
Name=Mynydd Perfedd
Height=812 m (2,664 ft)
Status=sub Hewitt, Nuttall
GB summits entry
Name=Y Fronllwyd
Height=720 m (2,362 ft)
Elidir Fawr is a mountain in 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 station hidden 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.

From 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 Deiniolen side or from Nant Peris. The Deiniolen walk provides views down to Llanberis, while the Nant Peris approach is short and quite steep.

External links

* [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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