Arenig Fawr


Arenig Fawr

Infobox Mountain
Name = Arenig Fawr
Photo = Arenig Fawr w.jpg
Caption = Arenig Fawr from the Ffestiniog road
Elevation = 854 m (2802 ft)
Location = Gwynedd, WAL
Range = Snowdonia
Prominence = 479 m
Parent peak = Moel Siabod
Coordinates =
Topographic
OS "Landranger" 124
Type =
First ascent =
Easiest route =
Grid_ref_UK = SH827370
Listing = Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Translation = Great High Ground
Language = Welsh
Pronunciation = ar'ɛnɪg vaur

Arenig Fawr is a mountain in southern Snowdonia, north Wales.

It lies close to Llyn Celyn alongside the A4212 between Trawsfynydd and Bala It is best approached from the B road to the south of Llyn Celyn or from the mountain road that links Llanuwchllyn to Trawsfynydd.

The climb of Arenig Fawr is easy to moderate taking about two and a half hours to reach the summit from the road. There are no readily identifiable footpaths but the easy route to the summit is marked by a long abandoned post and wire boundary fence. Half way to the summit is Llyn Arenig Fawr, a reservoir which provides water to Bala and the surrounding villages.

At the summit is a trig point and a memorial to the US air-crew of a Flying Fortress bomber which crashed on Arenig Fawr in 1943 with the loss of all crew.

Arenig railway station was on the Bala Ffestiniog Line. It closed to passenger services on 2 January 1960 and freight services on 27 January 1961.

External links

* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2797687 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Arenig Fawr and surrounding area]


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