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Llyn Arenig Fawr



OS Grid Ref:- SH8438

Llyn Arenig FawrLlyn Arenig Fawr is a secluded mountain reservoir flanked by steep cliffs and surrounded with heather. Located near to Llyn Celyn, it provides the nearby town of Bala and several villages in the area with water. Llyn Arenig Fawr is situated on the eastern side off Arenig Fawr, close to the summit.

Arenig Fawr rises to 654 metres (2,802 feet) At the summit of the mountain stands a trig point and a memorial to the American air crew of Flying Fortress bomber which in 1943 crashed on Arenig Fawr, the crew of eight all lost their lives.

The Arenigs consist of three main summits Arenig Fawr, Arenig Fach (689 metres) and Moel Lyfnant (751 metres). The views from the summit of Arenig Fawr are spectacular and include most mountain summits in Snowdonia.

Llyn Arenig Fawr is best approached from the B road to the south of Llyn Celyn or from the mountain road that links Llanuwchllyn to Trawsfynydd.


Image copyright Richard Webb

A walk to Llyn Arenig Fawr