When a Welsh Hill becomes a Mountain

There’s some exciting news as a new mountain has been discovered by three walkers in Wales.

I’m not sure about you but there are lots of hills where I am convinced they are actually mountains in hiding…anyway the BBC reports:

Mynydd Graig Goch in Snowdonia was originally put at 1,998ft (609m), just short of the magic 2,000ft (609.6m) that qualifies as a mountain.

But the walkers found its true height is six inches over 2,000ft (609.75m).

This is exciting stuff for those hill baggers, who get a free mountain thrown into their mountain bag for free! Wales now has 190 mountains, and the Ordnance Survey will now be updating it’s data right away.

Have you discovered any mountains lately?  Let us know!


3 thoughts on “When a Welsh Hill becomes a Mountain

  1. Three amigos, with a combined age of 175 years between them set off to conquer the New mountain in Snowdonia National Park. Peter Shone, James Priestford and Denise Edwards nee Hancocks on hearing the news on BBC, Peter declares we should conquer this new mountain in Snowdon and camp over night.
    Saturday 20th Septmber we set off with our Jame’s 2 dogs, Harvey, Pip – Border Collies and Peter’s 2 dogs, Kellie 9 year old German Shepherd and
    R Vey a 4 year old spanial, border collies rescue cross.

    Mynydd Graig Goch is not a walk in the park, boggy with un even anckle twisting bogs in hidden gorse, but definitely worth giving it a go. The views are unbelievable, we had the beauty of seeing the sun go down in the West and then see it rise in the East over the mountains of Snowdonia.

    Set only 6 miles from the Llyn Peninsula – the views are spectacular.


  2. That’s a great summary Denise – I’m pleased to hear that it inspired you to tackle Mynydd Graig Goch!

    Good luck in conquering yet many more mountains!


  3. Admin
    Thanks for your response – we are 3 trekkers who love and care about the Welsh Mountains and our environment. If only we could inspire more of our younger generations to get high on oxygen and enjoy the activities that were freely available for us as teenagers


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