GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Arenig Fawr

6 miles (9.5 km)

This walk visits the pretty Llyn Arenig Fawr before climbing to Arenig Fawr in the Snowdonia National Park. It's a beautiful area with lovely views of the nearby Llyn Celyn and great views of the surrounding countryside and mountains.
Start the walk at the south eastern end of Llyn Celyn about half a mile east of Arenig. From here you can follow a footpath south to Llyn Arenig Fawr. The lake supplies water to the nearby town ofBala and the surrounding villages. It's a beautiful spot and generally very peaceful.
Follow the path around the lake and continue west to climb Arenig Fawr.
At the 854m (2,802ft) summit you will find atrig pointand a memorial to eight American aircrew who died when theirFlying Fortressbomber crashed on 4 August 1943.Some of the crash wreckage is still scattered across the hillside 300 m (330 yds) from the memorial location.
There are splendid views to enjoy from the summit. On a clear day you can see Snowdon, Crib Goch, the Glyders, Tryfan and the Carneddau range.
To extend your walking in the area you can visit Llyn Celyn where there's some nice footpaths along the water.

Arenig Fawr OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Arenig Fawr Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Line of old railway near Arenig - - 1087478

Line of old railway near Arenig

Llyn Arenig Fawr - - 523589

Llyn Arenig Fawr

Llyn Arenig Fawr - - 611116

Llyn Arenig Fawr

Hillside west of Y Castell - - 787073

Hillside west of Y Castell

Approaching the main ridge of Arenig Fawr - - 523615

Approaching the main ridge of Arenig Fawr

Arenig Fawr - - 372194

Arenig Fawr

Flying Fortress memorial - - 372148

Flying Fortress memorial

Arenig Fawr south top - - 372156

Arenig Fawr south top

GPS Files

GPX File

Arenig Fawr.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Arenig Fawr.mmo (right click - 'Save As')