Bardsey Island

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Bardsey Island

(bärd`sē), Welsh Ynys Enlli, 0.7 sq mi (1.8 sq km), Gwynedd, Wales, off the SW tip of the Lleyn Peninsula. The small island, which rises to 548 ft (167 m), is separated from the mainland by the 2-mi-wide (3.2-km) Bardsey Sound. It is the site of a lighthouse. Known as the island of 20,000 saints because of its history as a place of holy burial (legend says King Arthur was buried there), it was settled in the 5th and 6th cent. by monks and was major pilgrimage destination in the Middle Ages. Following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII, the island fell into disrepair. Now a nature reserve with a small year-round population, Bardsey also has several prehisoric sites.
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These include a lonely sentinel on Ynys Llanddwyn off Anglesey, Mynydd Enlli on Bardsey island off the Llyn peninsula and the highest point in Wales, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa).
Cattle grazing was reintroduced to areas like Mynydd Enlli but the National Trust said no decision has been taken on what animals would graze Rhiw and Anelog mountains.
Y tro cyntaf gyda dosbarth hyfryd, deallus a gwybodus y Lasynys Fawr ac ar ol trafod safle claddu Oes Efydd ar ben Mynydd Enlli dyma dreulio amser yn gwylio'r fran goesgoch yn glanio ar y llethr o'n blaen.
Moore's photograph of Bardsey's western spur, taken from the summit of the island's Mynydd Enlli,also succeeds in drawing the mind's eye to the splendours of this ancient place of pilgrimage.
There, they worked seven days a week for all hours under the sun, electricity was rationed to a few hours a day, water had to be filtered before drinking, toilets were of the chemical variety, and mobile phones only worked if you trekked up to the windswept summit of Mynydd Enlli. But, oh, how they miss it all.
Part of every day is allocated for a walk up Mynydd Enlli. It's not to keep fit insisted Libby but to pick up messages on her mobile phone.