Charles Darwin’s visit to Cwm Idwal on August 14th 1831


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Slate plaque at the interpretative centre at Ogwen Cottage just below Cwm Idwal, commemorating Charles Darwin’s visit to Cwm Idwal on August 14th 1831, and Evan Roberts (first Nature Reserve Warden, 1954). The quotations are given in English (green) and Welsh (red). The quotation by Darwin relates to the glacial origin of the scenic features of Cwm Idwal.

1 thought on “Charles Darwin’s visit to Cwm Idwal on August 14th 1831

  1. Cwm Idwal is one of the best places I’ve gone hiking in the UK. That Darwin did some of his early field work there makes it even more special.

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