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


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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
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Mountains
Wainwright
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Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
7
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
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Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
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Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
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Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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) Aran Fawddwy is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (17th highest in Wales, 26th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (7th highest in Wales, 228th highest in the UK). The summit of Aran Fawddwy is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Aran Benllyn at 885m (2905ft). Aran Benllyn is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (20th highest in Wales, 32nd highest in England & Wales) Aran Benllyn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (22nd highest in Wales, 37th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Erw y Ddafad-ddu at 872m (2861ft). Erw y Ddafad-ddu is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (22nd highest in Wales, 37th highest in England & Wales) Erw y Ddafad-ddu is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (24th highest in Wales, 42nd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:


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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

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

Aran Fawddwy from Erw y Ddafad-ddu

Photo: Mark Kissipie (298)

Walk gw185 Gwaun y Llwyni, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn and Pen yr Allt Uchaf from Cwm Cywarch - Footbridge on the approach to the bwlch between Glasgwm and Gwaun y Llwyni

Footbridge on the approach to the bwlch between Glasgwm and Gwaun y Llwyni

Photo: Mark Kissipie (279)

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

Gwaun Lydan from Drysgol (Aran Fawddwy)

Photo: Mark Kissipie (309)

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

Aran Benllyn summit cairn

Photo: Mark Kissipie (302)

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

Summit cairn on Erw y Ddafad-ddu with Aran Fawddwy beyond

Photo: Mark Kissipie (296)

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

On Aran Fawddwy

Photo: Donovan Suddell (1)

Walk gw185 Gwaun y Llwyni, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn and Pen yr Allt Uchaf from Cwm Cywarch - The unmarked grassy summit of Drysgol (Aran Fawddwy) with Drws Bach (centre left) and the upper lopes of Aran Fawddwy (right) in the distance

The unmarked grassy summit of Drysgol (Aran Fawddwy) with Drws Bach (centre left) and the upper lopes of Aran Fawddwy (right) in the distance

Photo: Mark Kissipie (308)

Walk gw185 Gwaun y Llwyni, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn and Pen yr Allt Uchaf from Cwm Cywarch - Looking back down to Cwm Cywarch from the bwlch between Glasgwm and Gwaun y Llwyni

Looking back down to Cwm Cywarch from the bwlch between Glasgwm and Gwaun y Llwyni

Photo: Mark Kissipie (283)

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

Aran Fawddwy and Erw y Ddafad-ddu from Drysgol (Aran Fawddwy)

Photo: Mark Kissipie (307)

Walk gw185 Gwaun y Llwyni, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn and Pen yr Allt Uchaf from Cwm Cywarch - The Glasgwm crags from the head of Cwm Cywarch

The Glasgwm crags from the head of Cwm Cywarch

Photo: Mark Kissipie (278)

Walk gw185 Gwaun y Llwyni, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn and Pen yr Allt Uchaf from Cwm Cywarch - 360 degree panorama from the summit of Aran Fawddwy

360 degree panorama from the summit of Aran Fawddwy

Photo: Tony Statham (3)

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

The summit of Waun Goch

Photo: Mark Kissipie (313)

Walk gw185 Gwaun y Llwyni, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn and Pen yr Allt Uchaf from Cwm Cywarch - The RAF Memorial on Drws Bach from Drysgol (Aran Fawddwy)

The RAF Memorial on Drws Bach from Drysgol (Aran Fawddwy)

Photo: Mark Kissipie (306)

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

Aran Fawddwy and Creiglyn Dyfi from Drws Bach

Photo: Dewi Roberts (5)

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

Gwaun y Llwyni from the bwlch between Glasgwm and Gwaun y Llwyni

Photo: Mark Kissipie (285)

Walk gw185 Gwaun y Llwyni, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn and Pen yr Allt Uchaf from Cwm Cywarch - RAF Memorial Plaque on Drws Bach

RAF Memorial Plaque on Drws Bach

Photo: Mark Kissipie (304)

Walk gw185 Gwaun y Llwyni, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn and Pen yr Allt Uchaf from Cwm Cywarch - Ford in Ty'n-y-ddol, Cwm Cywarch

Ford in Ty'n-y-ddol, Cwm Cywarch

Photo: Mark Kissipie (319)

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

Ruin close to Waun Camddwr

Photo: Mark Kissipie (286)

Walk gw185 Gwaun y Llwyni, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn and Pen yr Allt Uchaf from Cwm Cywarch - Large cairn on the summit of Erw yDdafad-ddu

Large cairn on the summit of Erw yDdafad-ddu

Photo: Mark Kissipie (300)

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

Foel Benddin from Pen Yr Allt Uchaf

Photo: Mark Kissipie (316)


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