Historic Landscape Characterisation

Caernarfon/ Nantlle – Area 44 Unenclosed mountain PRN 15743


This aerial view shows the open, (almost) untouched mountain tops around



Historical background

An upland area, given over to sheep pasture. A cart road from Rhyd Ddu to the slate quarries at Bwlch Cwm Llan runs through the area.

Key historic landscape characteristics

Unenclosed mountain

Open pasture on the slopes of Snowdon . The cart road to the quarries is an engineered feature and is popular with walkers. Relatively free of evidence of past human inhabitation.




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