SH7112 : Llyn Cau, Cadair Idris

near to Minffordd, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Llyn Cau, Cadair Idris
Llyn Cau, Cadair Idris
Cadair Idris (893m) once thought to be an extinct volcano, and this lake now fills part of the crater. A lovely walk on a fine day. Photographed from the path due west of the lake.

The origin of corries is glacial. The rocks are of volcanic origin, but are often the results of ash flows from a distant mountain that has long since eroded away. A small glacier in a hollow eventually erodes out a bowl in the hillside, often with a water filled depression. Cwm Cau is a very fine example.
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Tuesday, 27 August, 2002   (more nearby)
Saturday, 14 May, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 715 123 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:41.6127N 3:54.1499W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 708 124
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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