Copper works Llyn Llydaw
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Panoramabillede af Bernd Kronmueller EXPERT Taget 09:35, 04/05/2011 - Views loading...

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Copper works Llyn Llydaw

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Llyn Llydaw (welsh for lake Brittany) is one of the lakes you pass if you go from Pen-y-pas via the Miners track to the foot of Snowdon. This location makes it to one of the most visited lakes in the UK. It is up to 200 feet deep but it contains no fish; it is also considered to be one of the coldest lakes in the UK with 7°C and it is a candidate for an Excalibur lake (a lake from which Excalibur came and eventually returned on the mortal wounding of King Arthur - there are about 10 candidates but due to the location Llyn Llydaw is a quite unlikely one).

The ruins of the old Britannia copper works crushing mill are near Llyn Llydaw, and amongst the remains are the large crushing hammers that were used to extract the valuable ores. Copper ore was taken down to the crushing mill by an aerial ropeway over Llyn Glaslyn; this reduced the distance the copper had to be transported, and avoided the steep climb between the two lakes.

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A: Llyn Llydaw - on the way from Pen-y-pas to the Snowdon horse shoe

Af Bernd Kronmueller, 530 meter væk

Llyn Llydaw (welsh for lake Brittany) is one of the lakes you pass if you go from Pen-y-pas via the M...

Llyn Llydaw - on the way from Pen-y-pas to the Snowdon horse shoe

B: Snowdon (in cloud) from Llyn Llydaw

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Snowdon (in cloud) from Llyn Llydaw

C: View of Snowdon, Garnedd Ugain and the lakes (Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw)

Af Bernd Kronmueller, 1.0 km væk

Another beautiful May day and it was time to go up the south side in the Snowdon horseshoe and scambl...

View of Snowdon, Garnedd Ugain and the lakes (Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw)

D: Lots of me up on Cribau

Af Bernd Kronmueller, 1.2 km væk

There were no people around in this side of the Snowdon horse shoe so I got myself in the picture sev...

Lots of me up on Cribau

E: Snowdon from the south east

Af Bernd Kronmueller, 1.3 km væk

After a 150m scramble up from Glaslyn you are up an Cribau. From there you can see the Watkin path le...

Snowdon from the south east

F: View of Snowdon, North Wales

Af Bernd Kronmueller, 1.6 km væk

Standing on Crib y Ddysgl looking towards Snowdon.There are not many such fine days in the year. The ...

View of Snowdon, North Wales

G: Top of Snowdon, Wales

Af Bernd Kronmueller, 1.9 km væk

The only time in the year you might stand a chance of being able to take a 360 in good weather on Sno...

Top of Snowdon, Wales

H: Going down Snowdon

Af Bernd Kronmueller, 2.0 km væk

Going down Snowdon

I: path-on-snowdon-wales

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path-on-snowdon-wales

J: Snowdon from the south ridge

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Snowdon from the south ridge

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Wales (Cymru in the Welsh language) is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The major cities are Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Bangor.  The city of St. Davids is the smallest city in the UK with a population around 2000.  Wales itself has a population of around 3 million.  The Welsh language is spoken by around 20% of the population.

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