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Moel Eilio


Moel Eilio (Cairn(s)) by GLADMAN Looking from Carnedd Ugain, Snowdon, it is perhaps easy to see why the summit of Moel Eilio was chosen as the final resting place of a Bronze Age VIP....what a graceful, elegant mountain, with Anglesey lying beyond. Practical, too, Cwm Dwythwch providing a sheltered environment for prehistoric settlement below to the north at Yr Aelgerth, running water available via the Afon Hwch, outflow of Llyn Dwythwch. Not to mention a hillfort at Dinas Ty-Du, set a little behind the Yr Aelgerth indicator.

[Incidentally, the smoke visible to lower right of image is from the rack and pinion steam locomotive which ascends Yr Wyddfa from Llanberis. Not really my cup of tea, but no doubt a great (planet) ride]

GLADMAN Image Credit: Robert Gladstone
Posted by GLADMAN
3rd December 2011ce
Edited 3rd December 2011ce
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