the great orme ▴ llandudno, conwy county borough, wales
the great orme is a limestone headland overlooking the irish sea. its english name derives from the viking word for sea serpent, which it is said to resemble; its welsh name is y gogarth or pen y gogarth. the great orme was a major source of copper from the start of the british islands’ bronze age (~2400 bc). it has very rich flora and fauna, including the only known site of the critically endangered wild cotoneaster, of which only six wild plants are known, and many endangered butterflies and moths.
“The shadows lift through darkness As the sun begins to shine, And valleys dressed in violet veils Then meet the emerald pine, Its peacefulness befalls me As I breathe the mountain air, And gaze with deepest awe upon This land beyond compare.” -Andrew Blakemore // Conwy, North Wales | GarettPhotography