Aran Fawddwy (on left) and Creiglyn Dyfi
|Elevation||905 m (2,969 ft) |
|Prominence||670 m (2,200 ft)|
|Listing||Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall|
|English translation||Mawddwy peak|
|Language of name||Welsh|
|Pronunciation||Welsh: [ˈaran ˈvauðwɨ]|
English approximation: ARR-ən-VOWDH-wee
|Topo map||OS Landranger 124, 125|
|Listed summits of Aran Fawddwy|
|Aran Benllyn||885 m (2,904 ft)||H, N|
|Erw y Ddafad-ddu||872 m (2,861 ft)||H, N|
|Foel Hafod-fynydd||689 m (2,260 ft)||H, N|
|Gwaun y Llwyni||685 m (2,247 ft)||H, N|
|Gwaun Lydan||632 m (2,073 ft)||N|
|Waun Camddwr||621 m (2,037 ft)||N|
|Pen yr Allt Uchaf||620 m (2,030 ft)||H, N|
Aran Fawddwy is a mountain in southern Snowdonia, Wales, United Kingdom. It is the only peak in Wales outside North Snowdonia above 900m, and higher than anywhere in Great Britain outside Northern Snowdonia, the Scottish Highlands (and islands) and the Lake District. The nearest urban centres to the mountain are Dinas Mawddwy to the south, Llanymawddwy to the southeast, Llanuwchllyn on the shores of Bala Lake to the north, and Rhydymain to the west. The nearest settlements with around 2,000 people are Bala and Dolgellau. On the eastern slopes of Aran Fawddwy is the small lake named Creiglyn Dyfi, the source of the River Dyfi. Its sister peak is Aran Benllyn at 885 metres (2,904 ft). There is also a middle peak- Erw y Ddafad-ddu.
A cairn is placed on the eastern ridge as a memorial to RAF Mountain Rescue team member Michael Robert Aspain who was struck and killed by lightning in 1960.
Aran Fawddwy, which is only 9.5 metres (31 ft) short of being a member of the Welsh 3000s, is the highest peak in the Aran mountain range and the 16th highest summit in Wales. The other two Marilyns in this range are Glasgwm and Esgeiriau Gwynion.
It is the highest British mountain south of Snowdon and is the principal summit of the predominant southwest-northeast ridge between Dolgellau and Bala, southern Snowdonia, a ridge that continues westwards as Cadair Idris.
- Crocker, Chris; Graham Jackson. "Mountaineering & Rock Climbing in the UK: Aran Fawddwy". Database of British Hills. Mountain Days.net. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
- Crocker, Chris; Graham Jackson. "Mountaineering & Rock Climbing in the UK: Aran Benllyn". Database of British Hills. Mountain Days.net. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
- Image from www.geograph.org.uk
- Walk 1190 - Aran Fawddwy from Cwm Cywarch - Snowdonia Gwynedd - a walk description from Walking Britain
- Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
- Media related to Aran Fawddwy at Wikimedia Commons
- Computer-generated summit panoramas Aran Fawddwy Index
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Aran Fawddwy and surrounding area