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Bwlch Sychnant ac Mynedd Y Dref 4/5

Posted by
Jules (Drayton, United Kingdom) on 9 January 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Bwlch Sychnant (Sychnant Pass or Dry-stream Pass) links Conwy to Penmaenmawr via Dwygyfylchi. Much of the pass is in Snowdonia National Park and was the route of choice for mail coaches at high tide, when the faster and safer route along the sands was unusable.

Mynydd y Dref (Mountain of the Town or Conwy Mountain) is a hilly area to the west of the town of Conwy. To the north it overlooks the sea of Conwy Bay, and to the south lie the foothills of the Carneddau range of Mountains, of which it forms a part. Mynydd y Dref is the remains of an ancient volcano that erupted about 450 million years ago.