Y Llethr from Rhinog Fach

We'd walked from Cadair Idris, across the Mawddwch Estuary and over Diffwys and Y Llethr in one day. After pitching the tent next to Llyn Hywel and eating a well earned hot meal we quickly climbed Rhinog Fach and, for a short space of time, the clouds cleared and we enjoyed the only bit of sunshine all day. (August 2007)

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surgent

surgent - Apr 26, 2007 6:09 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice fence there

Presumably just fitted stone, no mortar right?

Nanuls

Nanuls - Apr 26, 2007 7:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice fence there

Yea its just stone, it runs from the top of Rhinog Fach and all the way across Y Llethr, along Crib-y-Rhiw, and accross the summit of Diffwys. Quite an achievement I'd say.

mtybumpo

mtybumpo - Jun 26, 2007 11:17 am - Voted 10/10

Wow!

It's amazing that anyone could build something like that, especially on a mountain!

Nanuls

Nanuls - Jun 28, 2007 6:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Yes its a really impressive feat, espacially considering it would have been built by a handful of farmers.

CrisCosta

CrisCosta - Jul 18, 2007 3:12 pm - Hasn't voted

great wall, great shot!

Dividing what cannot be divided!

Nanuls

Nanuls - Jul 21, 2007 1:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: great wall, great shot!

thank you!

eric b

eric b - Sep 14, 2007 6:34 am - Hasn't voted

why?

it seems as though the wall isn't high enough to keep animals in or out. What purpose was it to serve? Nice pic though!

Nanuls

Nanuls - Sep 14, 2007 6:49 am - Hasn't voted

Re: why?

Hi there, it might not look it but its about 6ft in height, and you'd have to be a damn big animanl to be able to jump it. Originaly it probably wasn't built to control animals, as they're left to roam pretty much anywhere they want, but to mark the boundaries of two large estates. There's nothing that says keep off my land quite like a great big stone wall!

eric b

eric b - Sep 14, 2007 6:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: why?

oh! it looks like it might be 3 feet high funny what a camera and perspective can do to measurements!

winemanvan

winemanvan - Mar 11, 2010 4:46 pm - Voted 10/10

dry stone

nice stone dyke!

Nanuls

Nanuls - Mar 12, 2010 8:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: dry stone

Yep, runs the whole lenght of the ridge too. Someone must have put a lot of effort into building it!

Silver18 - Apr 3, 2018 1:20 am - Voted 10/10

Amazing Picture

Hi, I just came across your picture and it´s exactly what I´ve been looking for for my new book cover! Do you think I could get the rights for using it in a creation for said cover? Your name as photographer would of course be cited in the book.

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