the Degree Confluence Project

United Kingdom : Wales

4.8 km (3.0 miles) WNW of Blaenau-Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom
Approx. altitude: 518 m (1699 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 53°S 176°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: view north #3: view east #4: view south #5: view west #6: GPS

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#1: Confluence in middle of picture

(visited by Christopher Anton and Anthony Cox)

15-Feb-2008 -- This was my first repeat visit to a confluence, and not much seems to have changed from the first visit. It was Anthony's first visit to a Welsh confluence.

With the weather forecast being so good we had decided to climb Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr and having visited this spot before I realised that it would only be a detour of a few metres to revisit the spot. The views were fantastic.

From the top of Cnicht - a distance of about 1.4km - the confluence is on the hump on the far shore of the lake, just about in the centre of the picture. Cardinal shots followed North, East, South showing Moelwyn Mawr - which was the next peak to be done and quite a slog, and West. The frozen lake shows that it was winter, but it was easily t-shirt and shorts weather. Finally the GPS.

It was sad to note that idiots on motorbikes still ride up here, and spoil the quietness and solitude of this place.

 All pictures
#1: Confluence in middle of picture
#2: view north
#3: view east
#4: view south
#5: view west
#6: GPS
ALL: All pictures on one page
In the Snowdonia National Park.