See also:elevation in N .
See also:Wales . It is formed chiefly of slates, grits and porphyries of the
See also:Cambrian and
See also:Silurian systems . It consists of five " ribs " converging at the
See also:summit, 3560 ft. above
See also:sea-level . Between these lie such depressions as Cwm Glas (blue or
See also:green vale) to the N., and Cwm y Ilan (clearing,
See also:town or
See also:church vale) to the S . Snowdon is demarcated from the surrounding hills by passes famous for their scenery, such as that of
See also:Llanberis (q.v.) to the N.E. and Aberglaslyn to the S . These two passes are joined by Nant Gwynnant (stream, or valley, of the
See also:white or happy valley, or stream), skirting the S.E. flanks of the Snowdon
See also:massif . Nant Colwyn runs N.W. to Carnarvon . A
See also:rack-and-pinion railway (opened in 1897) ascends from Llanberis to the summit of the
See also:mountain (44 m.) . Snowdonia, as the locality is sometimes called, contains several lakes, e.g . Peris and Padarn at Llanberis; Glaslyn and Llydaw between Cribgoch (red crest) and Lliwedd; Cwellyn and others W. of the
See also:hill itself; and Gwynnant and Dinas (Y Ddinas) in Nantgwynnant .
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