SH9122 : Bwlch y Groes

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Ty-Nant, Gwynedd, Great Britain

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Bwlch y Groes
Bwlch y Groes
Heading towards the highest point on the road across Bwlch y Groes or Pass of the Cross.
It is one of the highest public road mountain passes in Wales.
Just below the summit and two hundred metres or so down to the south west is the junction of the roads from Vyrnwy, Llanuwchllyn and Dinas Mawddwy where a cross commemorates the place of the pass on a pilgrim route from north Wales.
Bwlch y Groes is also known as the Hellfire Pass and - due to the steep gradient - was used at one time to test the performance of prototype cars; also as a challenging climb in the round-Britain cycle race.
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 19 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Uplands  Sport, Leisure  Air, Sky, Weather  Moorland  Barren Plateaux 
Place (from Tags)
Bwlch Y Groes  Wales  Lake Vyrnwy 
Primary Subject of Photo
Mountain  Pass 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 916 228 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.5490N 3:36.4957W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 915 228
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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