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richardh1905

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Snowdonia from afar - name those hills!
« on: 08:50:23, 01/04/20 »
Taken last night on the way up Fell End above Grange-over-Sands, South Cumbria.


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Re: Snowdonia from afar - name those hills!
« Reply #1 on: 09:34:49, 01/04/20 »
That's a remarkable photo Richard! Hang on while I find my binoculars!

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Re: Snowdonia from afar - name those hills!
« Reply #2 on: 10:41:27, 01/04/20 »
I'll go for E: Carnedd Llewellyn, and leave the rest for some one else :)
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Re: Snowdonia from afar - name those hills!
« Reply #3 on: 12:08:28, 01/04/20 »
I'll go for E: Carnedd Llewellyn, and leave the rest for some one else :)


E almost certainly is Carnedd Llewellyn. Snowdon itself will be hidden behind it.


Edit - measured on Viewranger, Carnedd Llewellyn is 83 miles from Fell End.
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Re: Snowdonia from afar - name those hills!
« Reply #4 on: 12:10:57, 01/04/20 »
That's a remarkable photo Richard! Hang on while I find my binoculars!


Thanks - taken with my phone - there's only so much you can do.


But I am hunting out a chunky digital camera with a stupidly large zoom lens that I inherited a few years ago. Also an old tripod, so I should get some good telephoto shots soon. Hopefully.  :)
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Re: Snowdonia from afar - name those hills!
« Reply #5 on: 13:04:53, 01/04/20 »
If E is Llewellyn, will F be Dafydd?

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« Reply #6 on: 13:25:13, 01/04/20 »
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Re: Snowdonia from afar - name those hills!
« Reply #7 on: 15:47:41, 01/04/20 »
From this direction, your viewing the Northern area of Snowdonia, from the North Wales coastline.

H- possibly the Eivals near Trevor on the Llyn Peninsula
G- PenmaenMawr head above llanfairfechan
F- llwytmor above Craig Llwyd quarry above Penmaen mawr
E- Foel Fras, unmistakable with its dome shaped plateau, its the loftiest summit from this headlong viewpoint, and its domed shaped profile is unmistakable.


Even though Foel Grach and lewellyn are considerably taller summits, Foel Fras due to its 3000ft height, blocks their view.
Carnedd lewellyn is only visible to the left of Foel Fras, and then you have to be in the Conwy valley to see its plateau.

D- Carnedd Lewellyn in cloud, looking straight from the Conwy estuary or llandudnos west shore, lewellyn is always to the left of Foel Fras, and Carnedd Uchaf and Foel Grach are both obscured by Foel Fras from this angle
C-Pen llithrig Y Wrach above Cwm Eigiau

B & A are a bit more difficult, and i may be wrong about Pen Llithrig Y Wrach as well, but Lewellyn is definitely D.


F- One cannot see Carnedd Dafydd from this angle, its obscured by Foel Fras and the main Carneddau Ridge.
Llwytmor above Abergwyngregyn can be seen above Penmaenmawr, and because of its lofty altitude, it almost looks like a continuation of the ridge of Foel Fras.
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Re: Snowdonia from afar - name those hills!
« Reply #8 on: 20:54:44, 04/04/20 »
After using the 'Measure Distance' feature on Bing Maps, which overlays a line between two points on a zoomable OS map, and with a bit of help from ninthace, I am convinced that:


B = Moel Siabod
C = Pen Llithrig Y Wrach
D = Pen yr Helgi Du (a bit obscured by cloud)
E = Carnedd Llewellyn
F = Foel Fras
G = Llwytmor
H = Elidir Fawr (87 miles)


A has me a bit stumped. The only really high land to the left is Arenig Fawr, 94 miles away. Could be that - it was a bit more visible in reality than shown on the photo.


EDIT - after more playing with Bing Maps, I think that the angle is right for Manod Mawr, to the east of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Not confident, though.


Note that lower hills such as Penmaenmawr head and Yr Eifl will be lost below the horizon due to curvature of the earth at these distances.

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