Aran Fawddwy


Aran Fawddwy

Infobox Mountain
Name=Aran Fawddwy
Photo=Aran Fawddwy.jpg
Caption=Aran Fawddwy (on left) and Creiglyn Dyfi
Elevation=convert|905|m|ft [ cite web|url=http://www.mountaindays.net/mountains/peak.php?defn=0&area=5&peak=2083 |title=Mountaineering & Rock Climbing in the UK: Aran Fawddwy |accessdate=2008-04-08 |last=Crocker |first=Chris |coauthors=Graham Jackson |work=Database of British Hills |publisher=Mountain Days.net ]
Location=Gwynedd, WAL
Range = Snowdonia
Prominence=670 m
Parent peak = Snowdon
Grid_ref_UK=SH862223
Listing=Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Topographic
OS "Landranger" 124
Translation=Mawddwy peak
Language=Welsh
Pronunciation='aran 'vauðwɨ

Aran Fawddwy is a mountain in southern Snowdonia, North Wales, Wales, United Kingdom.

It is the highest British mountain south of Snowdon, but despite its height is comparatively unpopular, due to its remote location.

It is the principal summit of the predominant southwest-northeast ridge between Dolgellau and Bala, southern Snowdonia, a ridge that continues westwards as Cadair Idris.

The nearest towns or villages to Aran Fawddwy 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. 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 convert|884|m|ft. [ cite web|url=http://www.mountaindays.net/mountains/peak.php?defn=0&area=5&peak=2084 |title=Mountaineering & Rock Climbing in the UK: Aran Benllyn |accessdate=2008-04-08 |last=Crocker |first=Chris |coauthors=Graham Jackson |work=Database of British Hills |publisher=Mountain Days.net ]

Aran Fawddwy is probably best ascended from the south, starting at Cywarch. [ [http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks/walk_a/1190/ Walk 1190 - Aran Fawddwy from Cwm Cywarch - Snowdonia Gwynedd - a walk description from Walking Britain ] ]

References

External links

* Computer-generated summit panoramas [http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/panoramas/WAL/Fawddwy.gifAran Fawddwy] [http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/panoramas.html Index]
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2797533 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Aran Fawddwy and surrounding area]


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