Carnedd Dafydd


Carnedd Dafydd

Infobox Mountain
Name = Carnedd Dafydd
Photo =
Caption = Carnedd Dafydd from Carnedd Llewelyn
Elevation = 1044 m (3425 ft)
Location = Gwynedd / Conwy, WAL
Range = Snowdonia
Prominence = 111 m
Parent peak = Carnedd Llewelyn
Coordinates =
Topographic

First ascent =
Easiest route =
Grid_ref_UK = SH662630
Listing = Hewitt, Welsh 3000s, Nuttall
Translation = Dafydd's cairn
Language = Welsh
Pronunciation = 'karnɛð 'davɨð

Carnedd Dafydd is a mountain peak in the Carneddau range in Snowdonia, North Wales, and is the third highest peak in Wales, or the fourth if Crib y Ddysgl on the Snowdon ridge is counted. [cite book | title=The Hewitts and Marilyns of Wales | last=Dawson | first=Alan | url=http://bubl.ac.uk/org/tacit/tables/wales/ | id=ISBN 0-9522680-6-X | publisher=TACit Press | location=Cambuskenneth, Stirling | year=1997] Situated south-west of Carnedd Llewelyn and north of Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd is on the main ridge of the Carneddau, and on the border between Gwynedd and Conwy.

Carnedd Dafydd is usually climbed by first ascending Pen yr Ole Wen and then following the ridge along to Carnedd Dafydd, though it is also possible to make a direct ascent from Tal y Llyn Ogwen, first following the stream, Afon Lloer, to the mountain lake of Ffynnon Lloer then climbing up the slope to the summit.

Like most of the summits in the southern Carneddau, it has a flat, boulder-strewn summit plateau. Immediately to the north lie the crags of Ysgolion Duon, well-known to climbers.

The origin of its name, which translates as "Dafydd's (or David's) cairn", like that of its neighbouring peak, Carnedd Llewelyn ("Llywelyn's cairn"), is the subject of some confusion. One possibility is that they are named after Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last independent prince of Wales, and his younger brother, Dafydd ap Gruffudd. A second possibility is that they are named after Llywelyn the Great, an earlier prince of Gwynedd, and his son and successor, Dafydd ap Llywelyn. [cite book | last=Nuttall | first=John & Anne | title=The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales | edition= 2nd edition | year=1999 | publisher=Cicerone | location=Milnthorpe, Cumbria | id=ISBN 1-85284-304-7] Other sources cite a combination of these options, e.g. Llywelyn the Great and Dafydd ap Gruffydd. [cite book | author=Carr & Lister | title=The Mountains of Snowdonia | publisher=Lockwood Press | location=London | year=1925]

References

External links

* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2797340 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Carnedd Dafydd]


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