Rob Piercy


OR510: Lliwedd

Lliwedd, an original oil painting by Rob Piercy, Mountains, Wales,Wyddfa, 60 cm x 80 cm

60 cm x 80 cm

The thousand foot north facing precipes of Lliwedd is the highest cliff in Wales. It is mostly known for the birth of rock climbing in North Wales towards the end of the 19th century. However it is also reputed, on very good evidence, that the army of King Arthur is lying sleeping within a cave in this great rock face waiting for the time when they are needed to drive the Saxons back and reclaim this island for the Britons. Their king, Arthur was mortally wounded by a Saxon arrow on the narrow bwlch between Lliwedd and Snowdon. To this day this bwlch is known as Bwlch y Saethau (Pass of the Arrow)