SH6354 : Llyn Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw

taken 9 years ago, 4 km from Plas Gwynant, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Llyn Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw
Llyn Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw
The causeway that can be seen crossing Llyn Llydaw was built in 1853 to facilitate the copper mining in this part of Eryri - prior to this horses and the extracted copper were carried across Llyn Llydaw by raft. The path skirting Llyn Llydaw and Llyn Glaslyn (now known as the Miner's Track) was constructed at the same time.

The track that can be seen higher up is known as the Pyg Track, though the derivation of this name is uncertain. However, three possibilities have been suggested: (a) after Bwlch y Moch (Pigs' Pass) over which the track crosses (b) "pyg" is the Welsh word for "pitch", and this may have been the route over which the miners carried pitch to the copper mines; alternatively, a section of this path has a colour akin to pitch (c) early climber may have named the route after the nearby Pen y Gwryd Hotel.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 12 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 630 543 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.1317N 4:2.7618W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 607 548
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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