Sunday, 28 June 2015

Mapping Mountains – Hill Reclassifications – 30m–99m Twmpau

Castell Cricieth (SH 500 377) - 30-99m Twmpau addition  

There has been an addition to the listing of Twmpau (thirty welsh metre prominences and upward) hills due in part to a recent survey with the Trimble GeoXH 6000.  The hill is listed in the 30m-99m height band of Twmpau hills and is situated in the town of Cricieth.

Its P30 status was first discovered by Alex Cameron who rightly judged that with a 48m summit spot height which appears on the Ordnance Survey enlarged mapping hosted on the Geograph website, and with bwlch contouring between c 15m – c 20m, with an estimated bwlch height of c 18m, this hill should be listed as a P30 with c 30m of drop.

The hill is Castell Cricieth which as its name implies has a castle on top of it.

This hill is one of the rarities that have not appeared in previous Sub-Lists before its entrance as a fully-fledged P30.

The full details for the hill are:

Cardinal Hill:  Moel Hebog

Summit Height:  49.6m (converted to OSGM15)

Name:  Castell Cricieth

OS 1:50,000 map:  123

Summit Grid Reference:  SH 500 377

Drop:  30.3m (converted to OSGM15)

Castell Cricieth (SH 500 377) P30 status now confirmed by the Trimble GeoXH 6000

For details on the survey that confirmed this hill's status as a 30-99m Twmpau please click {here}

Myrddyn Phillips (June 2015)

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