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


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Afon Twrch at Llanuwchllyn

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Looking to Aran Fawddwy

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Looking ahead

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Llyn Lliwbran

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Heading towards summit of Aran Benllyn

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Aran Benllyn summit view

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The Arans

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Aran Fawddwy summit

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Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Aran Fawddwy.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Aran Fawddwy.mmo (right click - 'Save As')