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Encyclopedia > Plynlimon
Plynlimon
Country Wales Wales
Area Ceredigion
Translation Five Peaks (Welsh)
Elevation 752 m (2,467 ft)
Relative height 524 m
OS grid reference SN789869
OS Landranger map(s) 135
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt

Plynlimon (anglicised from Pumlumon in Welsh, meaning "Five Peaks") is the highest point of the Cambrian Mountains in Wales. It is a massif that dominates the countryside of Ceredigion, Mid Wales. A lovely image of the Welsh flag, derived from an SVG file by Tobias Jakobs in the sodipodi flags collection. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county in Wales. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Elevation has several related meanings: Geography The elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or possibly some other fixed point). ... The metre, symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of length, in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. ... 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 Marilyn is a hill with a relative height of at least 150 metres, regardless of absolute height or other merit. ... A Hewitt is a hill in England, Wales or Ireland over two thousand feet (609. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... The Cambrian Mountains are a mountain range in Mid Wales, reaching from the Brecon Beacons in South Wales to Snowdonia in North Wales. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... In geology, a massif is a section of the Earths crust that is demarcated by faults or flexures. ... For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county in Wales. ... Mid Wales is the name given to the area of Wales between North Wales and South Wales. ...


The highest point of the massif itself is Pen Pumlumon Fawr at 752 metres. Its other important peaks are Pen Pumlumon Arwystli and Y Garn.


The longest river in Britain, the River Severn, has its source on the mountain, as do the the rivers Wye and Rheidol. This article is about the British river. ... The River Wye (Welsh: Afon Gwy) is the fifth-longest river in the UK. Its source is in the Welsh mountains at Plynlimon at 741 metres above sea level. ... The River Rheidol is a river of mid Wales. ...


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Plynlimon - Encyclopedia.com (833 words)
Plynlimon or Plinlimon, Welsh Plumlumon Fawr, mountain, 2,468 ft (752 m) high, W Wales, on the Powys-Ceredigion border W of Llanidloes.
The catchment areas for the rivers Severn and Wye are in the Cambrian Mountains, around Plynlimon.
From nearby Plynlimon the rivers Severn and Wye pursue their respective meanderings north, south and ever east, but, apart from being born on opposite...
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