Eye Spy the Ox’s Eye


Llyn-y-foel (the lake of the mountain) sits at the foot of the Daear Ddu Ridge of Moel Siabod. Hundreds of years ago Llyn-y-foel went by another name, Pwll Llygad yr Ych or The Pool of the Ox’s Eye. Legend has it that the lake gained this name after the men of Snowdonia captured an Afanc (Welsh lake-monster) in the River Conwy, instead of killing the beast, it was decided that the Afanc would be moved by oxen to the lakes beneath Snowdon. On the journey one of the oxen strained so hard to drag this great burden behind it that one of its eyes popped out and the tears this poor oxen shed formed the lake above.

In response to Daily Post’s Eye Spy Challange and if you want to read more on my walk up Moel Siabod click here


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