Conwy Area
Northern Region
Isle of Anglesey
The Carneddau and
the Glyderau

West Coast
South West
South East
Map and Satellite

South East

Aran Fawddwy
Bala Lake
Bala Lake Railway
Bwlch y Groes
Dinas Mawddwy
Lake Vrynwy
Llyn Arenig Fawr
Llyn Celyn
National Whitewater

Rhiwargor Waterfall

Bwlch y Groes

Bwlch y Groes, otherwise known as the Pass of the Cross, situated on the minor road from the village of Llanuwchllyn to spectacular Lake Vyrnwy to at 1,800 feet (546 metres) is the highest pass in Wales.

Bwlch y GroesBwlch y Groes

Wild and remote, it offers superb views of the crags of the Aran mountains and particularly Aran Fawddwy, at 905 metres (2,970 ft), the highest mountain south of Snowdon. In Medieval times the route was used by pilgrims travelling from north to south Wales, they erected a cross just below its highest point which was replaced in 1989.

Aran FawddwySnowdonia National Park

In the early twentieth century the pass was used by the Austin Motor Company to road test new cars.