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Bangor Mountain

Top of Bangor Mountain
Elevation: 117 m (384 ft)
Location: Snowdonia, Wales
Prominence: c. 32 m
Topo map: OS Landranger 115
OS grid reference: SH585721
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Bangor Mountain is a scarp face of a hill below which the city of Bangor in Wales, UK, sits. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1296x972, 363 KB) Top of Bangor Mountain Author: User:Velela. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... The metre (Commonwealth English) or meter (American English) (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a meter. ... See also Snowdonia National Park The north ridge of Tryfan (seen on the left in this picture) makes an enjoyable scramble in Snowdonia. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height, shoulder drop or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains. ... Example of a topographic map with contour lines Topographic maps, also called contour maps, topo maps or topo quads (for quadrangles), are maps that show topography, or land contours, by means of contour lines. ... Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Peak bagging (also hill bagging, mountain bagging, or among enthusiasts, just bagging) is a popular activity for hillwalkers and mountaineers in which they attempt to reach the summit of each peak in a region above some height, or having a particular feature. ... In geology, an escarpment is a transition zone between different physiogeographic provinces that involves an elevation differential, often involving high cliffs. ... A hill in Hungary with a hillside vintage garden For the landform that extends less than 600 metres above the surrounding terrain and that is smaller than a mountain, see the mountain article. ... Bangor, in north Wales, UK, is one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ...

Though not a mountain in the true sense of the word it is so called because of the way it rears up behind Bangor and appears mountainous, especially from the Glan Adda, High Street and Hirael areas of the city. Mount McKinley in Alaska has one of the largest visible base-to-summit elevation differences anywhere A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ...

Bangor Mountain is much less precipitous on its southern side. Along a substantial part of the crest of the mountain is Bangor Golf Club—more properly St Deiniol's Golf Club. Because of the shape of the mountain, the golf course is linear and crosses some lanes and minor roads. Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ...

There are several rocky outcrops at high points on the mountain providing panoramic views of the city centre, the Menai Strait and over to the east of Anglesey, including the town of Beaumaris. This is probably the best location from which to see the buildings of the University of Wales, Bangor and the cathedral—as shown in the image below. Outcrop is a geological term referring to the appearance of bedrock exposed at the surface of the Earth. ... The Menai Strait (in Welsh Afon Menai, the River Menai) is a narrow stretch of shallow tidal water about 14 miles (23 km) long, which separates the island of Anglesey from the mainland of Wales. ... Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Môn, pronounced (IPA), roughly unniss mawn), is an island and county at the north western extremity of north Wales. ... There are many places named Beaumaris: Beaumaris, Anglesey in Wales, for which the other places are named Beaumaris, suburb of Melbourne, Victoria (Australia), Australia Beaumaris, Tasmania, Australia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The University of Wales, Bangor (UWB) is a constituent institution of the University of Wales based in the city of Bangor in the county of Gwynedd in North Wales, United Kingdom. ... Bangor Cathedral from Bangor Mountain Bangor Cathedral is a place of Christian worship situated in Bangor in North Wales in the United Kingdom. ...

View of Bangor from Bangor Mountain
View of Bangor from Bangor Mountain

Along the side of the high street, the scarp slope is nearly vertical and clothed with trees. The slope is so severe and the mountain so close, that much of the High Street does not receive direct sunlight between November and March. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1296x972, 368 KB) Bangor viewed from Bangor Mountain Author: User:Velela. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1296x972, 368 KB) Bangor viewed from Bangor Mountain Author: User:Velela. ...

Bangor Mountain has a diverse ecology with a variety of mixed woods, open grassland and extensive areas of gorse although biodiversity appears to be significantly reduced within the confines of the golf course. Around the rocky outcrops and alongside some of the many paths that weave their way around the mountain are large deposits of litter (paper, cans and plastic bags). An Inner Mongolian Grassland. ... Species Ulex argenteus Ulex boivinii Ulex borgiae Ulex cantabricus Ulex densus Ulex europaeus - Common Gorse Ulex gallii - Western Gorse Ulex genistoides Ulex micranthus Ulex minor - Dwarf Gorse Ulex parviflorus Ref: ILDIS Version 6. ...

The extensive groves of gorse are often set alight by arsonists in dry summers producing a blaze that can be seen for many miles around. Whilst this may benefit the gorse and the ecosystem based around gorse, the fires often spread into other areas of established woods where considerable damage is caused. These fires can also threaten gardens and outbuildings lining the base of the hill. The Skyline Parkway Motel in Afton, Virginia after an arson fire on July 9, 2004. ...

Bangor Mountain provides the main southern watershed for the River Adda, the principal river flowing through Bangor. However, as the river has now been culverted throughout its whole length in the built up area of the city, it is little known to the city's population.

Part of Bangor Mountain was unlawfully removed to provide car parking for a new discount supermarket. As a result the footpath in this area now approaches very close to a precipitous edge protected by two-metre high railings topped with saw tooth edging. The placement of the carpark has occasionally led to vandals damaging parked cars by means of throwing rubble down from the footpath.

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Bangor, in north Wales, is one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom.
Bangor is largely contained to the south by Bangor Mountain although the large housing estate of Maesgeirchen, originally built as council housing, is to the east of the toe of the mountain near to Port Penrhyn.
Bangor has a pier, which is the second longest in Wales and also the 9th longest in the British Isles, being 1,500 feet (or 472 metres).
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Naval Submarine Base, Bangor (Bangor) is located on the Kitsap Peninsula along the east shore of Hood Canal in Kitsap County, Washington.
Bangor was listed on the NPL in August 1990 and further investigation and cleanup of the remaining sites proceeded in accordance with the federal Superfund law.
Naval Submarine Base, Bangor (Bangor) is located on the Kitsap Peninsula along the east shore of Hood Canal in Kitsap County, Washington (Figure 1).
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