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Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa in the local Welsh tongue, stands at 3, feet 1, meters and is the highest point in Wales and England. The Welsh name for the larger park is Eryri the Highland , and nine mountain ranges cover fully half of Snowdonia with a breathtaking array of jagged peaks, gorges, and windswept uplands. It was on the top of Snowdon itself that, it's said, he fought an epic battle with the king-killing giant Rhita Gawr. On the summit of Snowdon, fossilized shell fragments reveal that this rock was on the seafloor some million years ago. The tongue is evident in a list of picturesque place-names, such as cwm valley , bryn hill , pentre village , and aber river mouth. Two main rail lines access the park, the Cambrian Coast Line and another running from Chester to Holyhead.
Snowdonia's Geological History
Glacial cirques, known locally as corries or coires Scotland and cwms Wales , are large-scale erosional features common to many mountainous regions 1,2. In actively glacierized terrain, cirques are important basins for the accumulation of snow. They may host small cirque glaciers see image below that are confined to their bedrock hollows, or act as the source area for larger valley glaciers.
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