GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Aran Fawddwy

10 miles (16 km)

Climb to the 905m (2,969ft) summit of this mountain in southern Snowdonia and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. The mountain is only (31ft) short of being a member of theWelsh 3000s.
The walk starts from the village of Llanuwchllynnear the southern end of Bala Lake. You can park in the village or catch the Bala Lake Railway to Llanuwchllynand start the walk from there. From the village you head south and pick up the Aran Ridge footpath. You first climb to Aran Benllyn, passing Llyn Lliwbran on the way. You continue to Aran Fawddwy with lovely views down to the lake of Creiglyn Dyfi.
It's a challenging climb but with some wonderful views towards the Rhinog mountains, the Berwyns and the rest of the Arans. The walk can also be attempted from Cwm Cywarch.
To continue your walking in the area you can try the Bala Lake Walk. Footpaths climb into the hills and forests above the lake with wonderful views over the water and surrounding mountains.

Aran Fawddwy OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Aran Fawddwy Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Ascending Aran Fawddwy - - 477631

Ascending Aran Fawddwy. Craig Cywarch and Glasgwm forming the backdrop

Aran Benllyn from Aran Fawddwy - - 547348

Aran Benllyn from Aran Fawddwy. Quite a long ridge connects the two Arans. Llyn Tegid can be seen on the right beyond Aran Benllyn, with Arenig Fawr far away on the left.

The summit of Aran Fawddwy - - 547338

The summit of Aran Fawddwy. The summit plateau is an interesting mix of rock and grass; navigation in mist can be quite tricky. The summit trig point can just be seen. Far away on the left is the summit of Aran Benllyn.

Summit of Aran Fawddwy - - 1492676

Summit view. The pillar and cairn on the 906m (2971ft) high Aran Fawddway with the ridge extending to Aran Benllyn in the background. With unobstructed views in good visibility this mountain summit is a good viewpoint to see a significant percentage Wales.

Aran Fawddwy - - 38115

This is the stunning view from the 907metre summit after a great walk through knee deep snow from half way up on the walk. In the background can be seen Arenig Fawr the big summit and Moel Lyfnant both with snow on.

Path to Aran Fawddwy - - 1541456

Path and stile near the summit

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Aran Fawddwy.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)