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Garnedd Fach, Y Carneddau

Round Cairn

<b>Garnedd Fach, Y Carneddau</b>Posted by GLADMAN
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Garnedd Fach, Y Carneddau (Round Cairn) by GLADMAN Garnedd Fach overlooks Ffynnon Lloer, source of the Afon and death....while Tryfan does its incomparable pyramidal thang across the Ogwen Valley, head in the clouds. Moel Siabod crowns the far horizon.
GLADMAN Image Credit: Robert Gladstone
Posted by GLADMAN
16th August 2010ce
Edited 16th August 2010ce
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Another excellent pic, can you tell us what some of these Welsh names mean please to help put the picture in context. (I know I should do the same for the Scottish ones so I will) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
16th August 2010ce
You're putting me on the spot now, Mr D. My new brother-in-law's Welsh so I'd better be right!

In this instance Ffynnon Lloer translates - I hope - as Spring (or fountain) of the Moon. The peak to the immediate right is Pen Yr Ole Wen (Hill of the White Light)... that moon reference again. Garnedd Fach means 'small cairn'. Yeah, right. Interesting that the whole mountain range - Carneddau - therefore means roughly 'cairns'.... guess we've got that folk memory going way, way back, but the association with water sources is, I think, telling.
16th August 2010ce
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