Walk gw185 Gwaun y Llwyni, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn and Pen yr Allt Uchaf from Cwm Cywarch

Glorious views, gloriously quiet

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


Route outline for walk gw185:

- Cwm Cywarch  -   Afon Cywarch  -   Waun Camddwr  -   Camddwr  -   Gwaun y Llwyni  -   Aran Fawddwy  -   Erw y Ddafad-ddu  -   Aran Benllyn  -   Aran Fawddwy (South Top)  -   Drws Bach  -   Drysgol (Aran Fawddwy)  -   Gwaun Lydan  -   Pumryd Fawr  -   Waun Goch  -   Pen Yr Allt Uchaf  -   Allt Uchaf  -   Ty'n-y-ddol  -   Cwm Cywarch.



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
5
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
7
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).

Along the way you will also bag Gwaun y Llwyni, 680m (2232ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (80th Wal, 196th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (105th Wal, 259th Eng & Wal); Gwaun Lydan 632m (2074ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (157th Wal, 374th Eng & Wal); Waun Camddwr 620m (2035ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (173rd Wal, 408th Eng & Wal) and Pen yr Allt Uchaf 620m (2035ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (124th Wal, 291st Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (171st Wal, 406th Eng & Wal).


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 gw185 Gwaun y Llwyni, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn and Pen yr Allt Uchaf from Cwm Cywarch

In no particular order . . .

Erw y Ddafad-ddu summit with Aran Fawddwy beyond

Erw y Ddafad-ddu summit with Aran Fawddwy beyond

Photo: Dewi Roberts (3)

Aran Benllyn summit

Aran Benllyn summit

Photo: Dewi Roberts (2)

The propeller from a crashed Mosquito aircraft on Aran Fawddwy

The propeller from a crashed Mosquito aircraft on Aran Fawddwy

Photo: Paul Johnson (26)

Aran Fawddwy from Drysgol (Aran Fawddwy)

Aran Fawddwy from Drysgol (Aran Fawddwy)

Photo: Dewi Roberts (6)

On Aran Fawddwy

On Aran Fawddwy

Photo: Simon Dean (1)

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)

The summit of Aran Fawddwy looking West towards the Rhinogs

The summit of Aran Fawddwy looking West towards the Rhinogs

Photo: Tony Statham (1)

360 degree panorama from the summit of Aran Fawddwy

360 degree panorama from the summit of Aran Fawddwy

Photo: Tony Statham (3)

Buckden Beck Waterfall

Buckden Beck Waterfall

Photo: Paul Johnson (27)

Glasgwm from Aran Fawddwy

Glasgwm from Aran Fawddwy

Photo: Dewi Roberts (4)


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