Walk gw146 Aran Fawddwy from Llanuwchllyn

Superb ridge walk

Aran Fawddwy is the highest point in Wales south of Snowdon.


Route outline for walk gw146:

- Llanuwchllyn  -   Pont y Pandy  -   Garth Fawr  -   Moel Ddu  -   Moel Ffenigl  -   Aran Benllyn  -   Erw y Ddafad-ddu  -   Aran Fawddwy  -   Llanuwchllyn.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Aran Fawddwy is the highest point in Wales south of Snowdon.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Aran Fawddwy at 905m (2970ft). Aran Fawddwy is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (16th highest in Wales, 23rd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Aran Fawddwy is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (17th in Wales, 26th in England & Wales). Aran Fawddwy is classified as a Marilyn (7th highest in Wales, 227th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Aran Benllyn, 885m (2905ft). Aran Benllyn is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (20th highest in Wales, 32nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Aran Benllyn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (22nd in Wales, 37th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Erw y Ddafad-ddu, 870m (2855ft). Erw y Ddafad-ddu is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (22nd highest in Wales, 37th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Erw y Ddafad-ddu is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (25th in Wales, 43rd in England & Wales).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL23
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 124
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw146 Aran Fawddwy from Llanuwchllyn

In no particular order . . .

View fhe summit of Aran Fawddwy looking North-East over Creiglyn Dyfi towards the Berwyns

View fhe summit of Aran Fawddwy looking North-East over Creiglyn Dyfi towards the Berwyns

Photo: Tony Statham (2)

Aran Benllyn from Llanuwchllyn

Aran Benllyn from Llanuwchllyn

Photo: Dewi Roberts (1)

Aran Fawddwy and Creiglyn Dyfi from Drws Bach

Aran Fawddwy and Creiglyn Dyfi from Drws Bach

Photo: Dewi Roberts (5)

The propeller from a crashed Mosquito aircraft on Aran Fawddwy

The propeller from a crashed Mosquito aircraft on Aran Fawddwy

Photo: Paul Johnson (26)

The summit of Aran Fawddwy looking West towards the Rhinogs

The summit of Aran Fawddwy looking West towards the Rhinogs

Photo: Tony Statham (1)

Aran Benllyn summit

Aran Benllyn summit

Photo: Dewi Roberts (2)

Erw y Ddafad-ddu summit with Aran Fawddwy beyond

Erw y Ddafad-ddu summit with Aran Fawddwy beyond

Photo: Dewi Roberts (3)

Buckden Beck Waterfall

Buckden Beck Waterfall

Photo: Paul Johnson (27)

Aran Fawddwy from shores of Llyn Tegid (Lake Bala)

Aran Fawddwy from shores of Llyn Tegid (Lake Bala)

Photo: Tony Statham (4)

On Aran Fawddwy

On Aran Fawddwy

Photo: Simon Dean (1)


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