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Carnedd Lwyd, Tyrrau Mawr (Cadair Idris)


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Carnedd Lwyd, Tyrrau Mawr (Cadair Idris) (Cairn(s)) by GLADMAN Landscape context of the cairns from the summit of Tyrrau Mawr.... it's only from here that it becomes clear the chosen site was actually inspired... and not a cop-out since they wouldn't fit on the summit?
GLADMAN Image Credit: Robert Gladstone
Posted by GLADMAN
6th February 2011ce
Edited 7th February 2011ce
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This is decidely on the list. Bloomin' eck. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
26th October 2011ce
Didn't take you long to put this on and then tick it off the list, did it? Any thoughts on lack of monuments on the central peaks of the Cadair? Incidentally I confirmed a similar lack on Trum-y-Ddysgl, Nantlle Ridge last week with two massive monuments upon the outlying Y Garn. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
5th November 2011ce
Well, the decision to go to Cadair was made before I looked at the site, but your pics made it a must-visit. I wouldn't be surprised if there were monuments on the central peaks. The main summit has had buildings on it before the current shelter and built-up trig, who knows that might have been there once. The NE ridge is certainly crying out for cairns though. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
5th November 2011ce
Yeah, there was apparently a lean-to shelter serving snacks to rich Victorian punters once... luckily it never became a 'Snowdon-style' cafe. However, unlike Yr Wyddfa, there's no specific folklore I've seen of Pen-y-Gadair being a burial site. Strange. Although I wonder if the 'giant' thing is a reference to some 'Big Man' once residing up there... as in sleeping away in a cairn until called upon to save the nation, Arthur style? GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
5th November 2011ce
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