Waun-oer

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Waun-oer
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Waun-oer from the southeast
Highest point
Elevation 670 m (2,200 ft)
Prominence 119 m (390 ft)
Listing Hewitt, Nuttall, HuMP
Coordinates 52°43′02″N3°47′55″W / 52.7171°N 3.7985°W / 52.7171; -3.7985 Coordinates: 52°43′02″N3°47′55″W / 52.7171°N 3.7985°W / 52.7171; -3.7985
Naming
English translationCold Bog
Language of name Welsh
Geography
Location Snowdonia, Wales
Parent range Cadair Idris
OS grid SH785147
Topo map OS Explorer OL23

Waun-oer is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales, situated approximately four miles to the south-west of Aran Fawddwy. It is one of the peaks in the Dyfi hills, a subgroup of the Cadair Idris group. It is a top of Maesglase and the summit consists of a trig point that crowns an uneven grassy plateau. It is connected to Cribin Fawr to the east and Mynydd Ceiswyn to the south. To the north lies Cadair Idris, while Tarren y Gesail lies to the west. [1]

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References

  1. Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN   1-85284-304-7.