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Mynydd Mawr
Mynydd Mawr from Trum y Ddysgl
Highest point
Elevation 698 m (2,290 ft)
Prominence 462 m (1,516 ft)
Parent peak Moel Hebog
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
English translation big mountain
Language of name Welsh
Location Gwynedd, Wales
Parent range Snowdonia
OS grid SH539546
Topo map OS Landranger 115

Mynydd Mawr (Welsh for big mountain) is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales, situated approximately 7 km (4.3 mi) west of Snowdon itself, overlooking Llyn Cwellyn and being the northern outlier of the Moel Hebog group. A popular ascent starts from Rhyd Ddu. On its western flank are the remains of ancient settlements and field systems. The profile of Mynydd Mawr from the north is often thought to resemble an elephant lying down, and consequently the mountain is often colloquially also called "Yr Eliffant" ('The Elephant'), or "Elephant Mountain" by non-Welsh speakers.

Mynydd Mawr (Elephant Mountain)
Mynydd Mawr from the north, showing the 'elephant's' head and back

The summit offers extensive views, on a clear day to the west, the views extend to the Lleyn Peninsula and Caernarfon Bay, from the north-west includes Anglesey. To the north lies Moel Eilio and to the east is Moel Hebog and Snowdon. On exceptionally clear days, the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland can be seen westwards across the Irish Sea from the summit.

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