SH6446 : Cnicht, Knight's Peak

taken 12 years ago, near to Croesor, Gwynedd, Wales

Cnicht, Knight's Peak
Cnicht, Knight's Peak
Cnicht is a mountain in Snowdonia which forms part of the Moelwynion mountain range. Its appearance when viewed from the south-west, i.e. from the direction of Porthmadog, has earned it the sobriquet the "Matterhorn of Wales". In reality Cnicht is a long ridge and, at 689 m, is the 5th highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range. It can be easily ascended from Croesor, the village at its foot, or, with more difficulty, from Nant Gwynant to the north-west.
Although rightly regarded by most people as a mountain in its own right, there are compilers of lists who consider that it does not in fact have enough prominence to separate it from its parent Allt-fawr in spite of over 110m of re-ascent and a distance of more than 4 km. It is said that the shape of the mountain bears a similarity to a knight's helmet.
Name: Cnicht
Hill number: 2009
Height: 689m / 2260ft
Area: 30B: Snowdonia
Class: Hu,Hew,N
Grid ref: SH 64549 46619
Summit feature: rocky outcrop
Drop: 104m
Col: 585m SH656477

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · View from Cnicht [21] · Summit Ridge [11] · Peak [5] · Ascending Cnicht [3] · Knight's Helmet [2] ·
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 29 December, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 645 466 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:59.9885N 4:1.1977W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 640 461
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph
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