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.


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

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). Aran Fawddwy is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (7th highest in Wales, 228th highest in the UK).

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 870m (2855ft). 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 (25th highest in Wales, 43rd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Gwaun y Llwyni at 685m (2247ft). Gwaun y Llwyni is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (77th Wales, 190th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (105th highest in Wales, 259th highest in England & Wales) ; Gwaun Lydan at 632m (2074ft). Gwaun Lydan is known as a Welsh Nuttall (157th highest in Wales, 374th highest in England & Wales) ; Waun Camddwr at 620m (2035ft). Waun Camddwr is known as a Welsh Nuttall (173rd highest in Wales, 408th highest in England & Wales) ; Pen yr Allt Uchaf at 630m (2034ft). Pen yr Allt Uchaf is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (124th Wales, 293rd Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (171st highest in Wales, 406th highest in England & Wales).

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 . . .

Aran Fawddwy from Drysgol (Aran Fawddwy)

Aran Fawddwy from Drysgol (Aran Fawddwy)

Photo: Dewi Roberts (6)

Glasgwm from Aran Fawddwy

Glasgwm from Aran Fawddwy

Photo: Dewi Roberts (4)

360 degree panorama from the summit of Aran Fawddwy

360 degree panorama from the summit of Aran Fawddwy

Photo: Tony Statham (3)

The propeller from a crashed Mosquito aircraft on Aran Fawddwy

The propeller from a crashed Mosquito aircraft on Aran Fawddwy

Photo: Paul Johnson (26)

Erw y Ddafad-ddu summit with Aran Fawddwy beyond

Erw y Ddafad-ddu summit with Aran Fawddwy beyond

Photo: Dewi Roberts (3)

Aran Fawddwy and Creiglyn Dyfi from Drws Bach

Aran Fawddwy and Creiglyn Dyfi from Drws Bach

Photo: Dewi Roberts (5)

On Aran Fawddwy

On Aran Fawddwy

Photo: Simon Dean (1)

The summit of Aran Fawddwy looking West towards the Rhinogs

The summit of Aran Fawddwy looking West towards the Rhinogs

Photo: Tony Statham (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)

Aran Benllyn summit

Aran Benllyn summit

Photo: Dewi Roberts (2)


Send us your photographs and pictures from your walks and hikes

To add your walk photographs and pictures to this walk, please send them as email attachments (configured for any computer) along with your name to:

and we shall do our best to publish them.

(Guide Resolution = 300dpi. At least = 660 pixels (wide) x 440 pixels (high).)

Send us your walking and hiking photographs and pictures via Facebook

You can also submit photos via our Facebook Page.

NB. Please indicate where each photo was taken.







Follow go4awalk.com on Twitter Follow go4awalk.com on Facebook






Find new Friends to go walking with

Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 Walks. Download GPS Waypoints - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information, GPS Waypoints and Split Times to keep you on Schedule

Walk The British Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information and GPS Waypoints

See our pick of The Best Walks in The Lake District - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Ridge Walks - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Walks to do in the rain - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Snowdonia - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Ridge Walks in Wales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Brecon Beacons - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Yorkshire Dales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Peak District - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Forest of Bowland - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Shropshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Cheshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Lancashire - Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Try Peak Bagging - Great Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Walk part of a National Trail - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walks with Downloadable and Uploadable GPS Waypoint Data

Walking Kit Gear Tested by Walkers

Full Site Search
Do not miss our pick of the Best Walks in Britain