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Creigiau Gleision

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Location  Conwy, Wales
Topo map  OS Explorer OL 17
Prominence  262 m
Parent peak  Carnedd Llewelyn
OS grid  SH729615
Elevation  678 m
Mountain range  Carneddau
Parent range  Snowdonia
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Listing  Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Translation  grey-green rocks (Welsh)
Pronunciation  Welsh: [ˈkreiɡiai ˈɡleiʃion]
Similar  Pen Llithrig y Wrach, Pen yr Helgi Du, Craig Eigiau, Carnedd Llewelyn, Gallt yr Ogof

Creigiau Gleision is a mountain in Snowdonia, Wales, near Capel Curig. It is the easternmost of the high Carneddau and is separated from the others by Llyn Cowlyd. Directly across this reservoir from Creigiau Gleision is Pen Llithrig y Wrach. To the north-east it runs into the broad ridge of Cefn Cyfarwydd.

Map of Creigiau Gleision, Trefriw, UK

Creigiau Gleision affords splendid views in all directions, including northwards to the coast, and down the Ogwen Valley and Dyffryn Mymbyr towards Snowdon.

In fact the mountain has three peaks, hence perhaps its plural name. The most southerly peak is the highest, at 678 metres (2,224 ft), and the O.S. map also marks the northerly peak (some ½ mile distant) at 634 metres (2,080 ft). Between these two lie a middle peak, of a height between the outer two, but cairnless and unmarked on the O.S. map.

Colin Adams, author of The Mountain Walker's Guide to Wales (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2002), has reached the summit of Creigiau Gleision over 450 times. On many occasions he has encountered a ghost there who has spoken to him, and although he makes no reference to this in his book, he wrote about it in 1999.

References

Creigiau Gleision Wikipedia


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