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Cader Idris, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Cader-Idris, a mountain-ridge in the SW of Merionethshire, culminating 4½ miles SW by S of Dolgelly, and 8½ ESE of the sea at Barmouth. It extends south-westward from a point about 1½ mile SE of Dolgelly, is 6 miles long as the crow flies, but nearly 10 by the curvatures of its summit-line, and varies in breadth from less than½ a mile to about 3 miles. It consists of igneous rocks, principally greenstone. Its highest points are Pen-y-Gader and Mynydd-Moel, 2949 and 2835 feet high respectively. Its acclivities are generally steep, yet present every variety of gradation, and its breaks, hollows, and other features of contour give it more richness of scenic character than is possessed by almost any other mountain mass in Wales. The views from it arc of vast extent, and exhibit striking contrasts.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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