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Cnicht

Cnicht from the south-west
Elevation: 689 m (2260 ft)
Location: Snowdonia, Wales
Prominence: c. 104
Topo map: OS Landranger 115
OS grid reference: SH645466
Listing: Hewitt
Translation of name: knight (Old English)
Pronunciation: /knixt/

Cnicht is a hill in Snowdonia, known as the "Matterhorn of Wales" because of its appearance when viewed from the south-west. In reality Cnicht is a long ridge and, at 689 m, not particularly high. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1944x1536, 616 KB) Cnicht from the west Author: User:Velela. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... 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. ... A Hewitt is a hill in England, Wales or Ireland over two thousand feet (609. ... Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of phonetic notation devised by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) used in spoken human language. ... See also Snowdonia National Park The north ridge of Tryfan (seen on the left in this picture) makes an enjoyable scramble in Snowdonia. ... The Matterhorn (Fr. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ...


The hill gets its name from the supposed similarity with a knight's helmet. The silver Anglia knight, commissioned as a trophy in 1850, intended to represent the Black Prince. ... Pickelhaube of a Swedish Royal Guard soldier For other uses, see Helmet (band) A helmet (a 15th century loan from Middle French, a diminutive of Frankish helm, from Proto-Germanic *khelmaz, PIE *kelmo- a cover) is a form of protective clothing worn on the head and usually made of metal...


 
 

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