19th September 2008 New mountain in Wales (official!)

Mynydd Graig Goch from Llyn Cwm Dulyn

People reaching Garnedd-goch on their traverse of the Nantlle Ridge, one of the best high  level walks in Wales, must often have wondered whether the summit beyond should be included, but the OS unequivocally recorded it as 609m.  However as a result of the survey work carried out in August (see Survey) the Ordnance Survey have now confirmed that Mynydd Graig Goch is a two thousander.  The news that the mountain is 2000ft and six inches in height was released to the world's press today at Plas Tan y Bwlch, the Snowdonia National Park Environmental Study Centre and to everyone's astonishment, not least that of John Barnard and Graham Jackson, the surveyors, the news was seized upon with glee by BBC television, ITV, the Guardian and numerous radio programs.  As the news recently has all been about large sums of money being reduced overnight to small ones, finding something that was bigger than everyone thought must have been a welcome relief!

Anyway thanks to Leica Geosystems, congratulations to John and Graham,  and also thanks to Myrddyn Phillips who organised this ray of sunshine for the media.

Surveying party on the summit of Mynydd Graig Goch