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Yr Aran
747m (2452ft)

The Snowdon Area, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales

Yr Aran means 'The Mountain' in Welsh and is pronounced 'ur-a-ran'.

The summit of Yr Aran is marked by a cairn.


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Welsh Mountain
53rd highest in Wales,
124th in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
65th highest in Wales,
151st in England & Wales

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Welsh Marilyn
24th highest in Wales,
489th highest in Great Britain

Yr Aran is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL17
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 115
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Yr Aran Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Yr Aran

Sion Britton walked up on April 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Cerdded o Rhyd-Ddu [with] Rhiannon [weather] Braf

Andy Buxton climbed during August, 1964 [from/via/route] Up Watkin Path; down South Ridge of Snowdon & returnd to Plas Gwynant [with] Dad - Watkin Path is definitely the WORST way up Snowdon.

Angela Moroney bagged during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

Wynne Roberts hiked on June 15th, 2019 [from/via/route] Watkin Pass [with] Gareth [weather] Sunny spells. Breezy - Came back to campsite at 10:45pm

Bleddyn Rhys summited on December 28th, 2014 [from/via/route] Fynnu'r Watkin path o dyffryn Gwynant ac i lawr i Beddgelert [with] gyda Siwan Rhys! [weather] Eira fresh tew dan draed ac awyr las las braf. Haul ar ein gwynebau! Tywydd 'alpine' go iawn! - Diwrnod bendigedig!

Christina Lander conquered on April 19th, 2018 [from/via/route] Pont Bethania - Watkin Path - Snowdon - Allt Maenderyn - Yr Aran - Pont Bethania [with] Dick [weather] Cloudy on the tops, but a very warm sunny day a bit lower down

Craig Lewis scaled on September 30th, 2016 - 30.9.16 - watkins path 7.10.17 - up by Pyg down by Miners (3Peaks)

Robert Taylor-Marriott walked up on October 19th, 2011 [from/via/route] Route 35: Y Aran (YA). [with] Vince Wetton and Robert Taylor-Marriott [weather] Sunny.

Graham Williams climbed on August 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] Nantgwynant & Watkin Path [with] Jenni Hewitt, Chris Barnes, Jo Barnes [weather] Cloudy but warm

Vince Wetton bagged on October 19th, 2011 [with] RTM

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Yr Aran

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (169)

View back down the South Ridge to Yr Aran from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

View back down the South Ridge to Yr Aran from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (11)

Friends on the summit of Yr Aran in the snow with Beddgelert below (left centre) and Moel Hebog on the horizon (right)

Friends on the summit of Yr Aran in the snow with Beddgelert below (left centre) and Moel Hebog on the horizon (right)

Photo: Kate Smith (2)

The Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (left) and Yr Aran (right) from Bwlch Meillionen

The Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (left) and Yr Aran (right) from Bwlch Meillionen

Photo: Gerald Murphy (187)

Llyn-y-Gader with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran (right) from Beddgelert Forest near Cwm Marchnad

Llyn-y-Gader with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran (right) from Beddgelert Forest near Cwm Marchnad

Photo: Gerald Murphy (176)

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn), Y Garn (Moel Hebog), The Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from Trum y Ddysgl - with The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) forming the backdrop

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn), Y Garn (Moel Hebog), The Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from Trum y Ddysgl - with The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) forming the backdrop

Photo: David Zuckerman (16)

The Snowdon Massif (Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran) and Llyn y Dywarchen from Mynydd Drws-y-coed

The Snowdon Massif (Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran) and Llyn y Dywarchen from Mynydd Drws-y-coed

Photo: David Zuckerman (14)

Cwm Llan and Yr Aran (right - in shadow) from Bwlch y Saethau on the upper slopes of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Cwm Llan and Yr Aran (right - in shadow) from Bwlch y Saethau on the upper slopes of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Tom Shaw (6)

Mynydd Drws-y-coed & The Nantlle Ridge - with The Snowdon Massif (Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) beyond from Trum y Ddysgl

Mynydd Drws-y-coed & The Nantlle Ridge - with The Snowdon Massif (Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) beyond from Trum y Ddysgl

Photo: David Zuckerman (19)

Yr Aran & Nant Colwyn from Moel Hebog

Yr Aran & Nant Colwyn from Moel Hebog

Photo: Paul Latham (2)

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn), Craig y Bera, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran on the horizon (centre) and Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog on the far left

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn), Craig y Bera, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran on the horizon (centre) and Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog on the far left

Photo: Gerald Murphy (166)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (left), Yr Aran and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) from the summit of Moel Lefn

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (left), Yr Aran and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) from the summit of Moel Lefn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (206)

My dad on the summit of Yr Aran in the snow with Cnicht & Moelwyn Mawr on the horizon (left centre) and Lyn Dinas in the Nantgwynant valley below (right)

My dad on the summit of Yr Aran in the snow with Cnicht & Moelwyn Mawr on the horizon (left centre) and Lyn Dinas in the Nantgwynant valley below (right)

Photo: Kate Smith (1)

Llyn Nantlle Uchaf, Dyffryn Nantlle, Mynydd Mawr, Rhyd Ddu, Llyn y Dywarchen, The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Llyn Nantlle Uchaf, Dyffryn Nantlle, Mynydd Mawr, Rhyd Ddu, Llyn y Dywarchen, The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: David Zuckerman (7)

Llyn Du-bach & Maen-offeren Quarry (foreground) with Allt-fawr, Moel Druman, Ysgafel Wen in the distance and Yr Aran, Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Y Lliwedd on the horizon from the summit of Manod Mawr (North Top)

Llyn Du-bach & Maen-offeren Quarry (foreground) with Allt-fawr, Moel Druman, Ysgafel Wen in the distance and Yr Aran, Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Y Lliwedd on the horizon from the summit of Manod Mawr (North Top)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (54)

360 degree view from Moel Penamnen summit featuring (from left to right): The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen, Moel Farlwyd (foreground above/left of blue lake), Yr Aran (pointed peak above Moel Farlwyd), Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd, The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan, Carnedd Moel Siabod, Y Ro Wen, Foel-fras (Moelwyns), Manod Mawr (above two light blue lakes) and The Arenigs - Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach.

360 degree view from Moel Penamnen summit featuring (from left to right): The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen, Moel Farlwyd (foreground above/left of blue lake), Yr Aran (pointed peak above Moel Farlwyd), Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd, The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan, Carnedd Moel Siabod, Y Ro Wen, Foel-fras (Moelwyns), Manod Mawr (above two light blue lakes) and The Arenigs - Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach.

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (43)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (left), Yr Aran and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) from Bwlch Cwm-trwsgl

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (left), Yr Aran and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) from Bwlch Cwm-trwsgl

Photo: Gerald Murphy (213)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (left), Yr Aran and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) from the summit of Moel Yr Ogof

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (left), Yr Aran and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) from the summit of Moel Yr Ogof

Photo: Gerald Murphy (191)

Yr Aran, Y Geuallt, Bwlch Cwm Llan, Allt Maederyn, Clogwyn Du and Bwlch Main from the Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau

Yr Aran, Y Geuallt, Bwlch Cwm Llan, Allt Maederyn, Clogwyn Du and Bwlch Main from the Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau

Photo: Gerald Murphy (6)

Snow on Bwlch Cwm Llan between Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Yr Aran

Snow on Bwlch Cwm Llan between Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Yr Aran

Photo: Vivien Dawes (3)


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