|Carnedd Dafydd standing over Cwm Lloer|
Prominence: 111m (364ft)
Region: Snowdonia - Carneddau
Classifications: HuMP, Hewitt, Nuttall, Welsh 3000
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
The Carneddau - 13/03/2016
|A shelter cairn stands on the summit|
The origin of its name, which translates as Dafydd's (or David's) cairn, like that of its neighbouring peak, Carnedd Llewelyn (Llywelyn's cairn), are named after Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last independent prince of Wales, and his younger brother, Dafydd ap Gruffudd. Dafydd was captured at Nanhysglain, near Bera, on 21 June 1283; taken to Shrewsbury where he was hanged, drawn and quartered.
Like most of the summits in the southern Carneddau, it has a flat, boulder-strewn summit plateau. Immediately to the north lie the crags of Ysgolion Duon, well-known to climbers.
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