SH6644 : Looking Down on Llyn Stwlan

taken 18 years ago, near to Tanygrisiau, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Looking Down on Llyn Stwlan
Looking Down on Llyn Stwlan
This is the top lake [1] of Ffestiniog Pumped Storage Scheme. The bottom lake and the power station [2] can be seen at the bottom of the mountain. Taken from the south ridge leading up Moelwyn Mawr [4].
1. Llyn Stwlan

The top reservoir of Ffestiniog Pumped Storage Scheme, which is held in place by Stwlan Dam, a highly visible local landmark (when it's not foggy).

2. Ffestiniog Power Station

Hydro-Electric based Power Station. The upper reservoir of the scheme is located high up on the slopes of Moelwyn Mawr.

3. Stwlan Dam

Large concrete Dam constructed in the 1960s to hold back Llyn Stwlan which is the top reservoir for Ffestiniog Power Station.

4. Moelwyn Mawr :: SH6544

At 770m above Sea Level Moelwyn Mawr is the highest peak in the Moelwyn Range. Mawr is Welsh for Large.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 June, 2004   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 8 March, 2005
Geographical Context
Uplands  Geological interest  Water resources  Energy infrastructure 
Place (from Tags)
Stwlan Dam 
Lakes and Rivers   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 664 444 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.8267N 3:59.4006W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 659 445
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Storage Scheme  South  Reservoir  Dam  Mountain 

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