Saturday, 1 July 2000

Carnedd Gwenllian (Garnedd Uchaf)

Carnedd Gwenllian over Llyn Dulyn
Height: 926m (3,038ft)
Prominence: 32m (206ft)
Region: Snowdonia - The Carneddau
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt
Summit feature: Rock outcrop
Times climbed: 1
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Rocks adorn the summit
Carnedd Gwenllian (Car-neth Gwen-thlee-an - Gwenllian's Cairn) lies between Foel-fras and Foel Grach, but is not always included in the Welsh 3000s, as its summit rises only slightly above the ridge.

For some years there was a campaign by the Princess Gwenllian Society to have the name of this peak changed from Garnedd Uchaf to Carnedd Gwenllian. Gwenllian of Wales (1282–1337) was the only daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (after which Carnedd Llewelyn gains its name).

On 26th September 2009 the summit was officially renamed Carnedd Gwenllian, and the Ordnance Survey has agreed to use the dual name Carnedd Uchaf/Carnedd Gwenllian on its maps from 2010 onwards.

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