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Mynydd Hiraethog

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Location type: Mountain
Location address: United Kingdom, Denbighshire
Number of texts: 1
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Mynydd Hiraethog (also known as the Denbigh Moors) is an upland region in Conwy and Denbighshire in north-east Wales. It includes the large reservoirs Llyn Brenig and Llyn Alwen, and the Clocaenog Forest, which has one of Wales’s last populations of red squirrels. Its highest point is Mwdwl-eithin, at 532 metres (1,745 ft) above sea level, making it higher than Exmoor. Moel Seisiog is another 468m (1535ft) summit, which is also the source of the River Elwy (53°05′N 3°42′W). On its western edge, overlooking the Conwy Valley, lies the Moel Maelogan wind farm. Three other summits reach over 500 metres- Craig Bron-banog (502 metres),Gorsedd Bran (518 metres), and Foel Goch (519 metres). The ruined hunting lodge of Gwylfa Hiraethog lies on the moors and one of the highest inns in Britain, the Sportsmans Arms.

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