Devils kitchen

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  • Dan

    The moment you arrive at Devil's Kitchen it is easy to see why the dark crack which splits the rock of Clogwyn y Geifr (Cliff of the Goat) between Y Garn and Glyder Fawr has inspired so much legend. The Welsh name for Devil’s Kitchen is Twll Du, meaning ‘black hole’. It got its name because a plume of steam is often seen rising from a crack resembling a chimney. According to folklore, when steam is rising from the chimney it means the Devil is cooking.

    • November 7, 2018

  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The noth-easterly slopes of Y Yarn and Glyder Fawr are steep rock walls, which form beatiful cwms. Cwm is the word for glacial cirque, amphitheater-like valleys formed by glacial erosion. These stones are called devils kitchen. After a rain steam appears in the small gaps and cracks and early visitors of the mountains suspected it to be from sinister origin. From above you have a beautiful view of the Ogwen valley.

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    The northeastern slopes of Y Garn and Glyder Fawr are steep cliffs that form beautiful cwms. Cwm is the Welsh word for Gletscherkar, amphitheater-like valleys created by glacier erosion. These rock walls are also called devil's kitchen. After a rainfall, steam appears in the small cracks and cracks, and earlier visitors to the mountains thought it was of dark descent. From the top you have a beautiful view of the Ogwen valley.

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    • January 15, 2018

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Location: Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom


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