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Aran Fawddwy



OS Grid ref:- SH862223

Aran Fawddwy which rises to a height of 905 metres (2, 790 feet) is the highest Welsh mountain south of Snowdon.

Left- Aran Fawddwy Right- Creiglyn Dyfi

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Aran Fawddwy is the principal summit of the predominant southwest-northeast ridge between Dolgellau and Bala, southern Snowdonia, a ridge that continues westwards as Cadair Idris. On the eastern slopes of Aran Fawddwy is the small lake named Creiglyn Dyfi, which is the source of the River Dyfi, which meanders through to the sea at the resort of Aberdyfi (Aberdovey).

On a clear day the views from the summit are superb and take in Cader Idris, Mount Snowdon, the Berwyn mountains and Plynlimon. Most walkers start out from the car park in Cwm Cywarch and ascend via Hengwm and Drws Bach.

The nearest towns or villages to Aran Fawddwy are Dinas Mawddwy to the south, Llanymawddwy to the southeast, Llanuwchllyn on the shores of Lake Bala to the north, and Rhydymain to the west.

The route to the summit of Aran Fawddwy