Aran Fawddwy (on left) and Creiglyn Dyfi
|Summit:|| 2,969 feet SH862223 |
Aran Fawddwy is a mountain in Merionethshire which, standing at 2,969 feet, is Merionethshire's county top. Its eastern slope is marked with a high cliff; part of a chain of crags stretching north to south for several miles either side of Aran Fawddwy.
Aran Fawddwy, is only 30 feet short of 3,000 feet. It is the highest peak in the Aran mountain range and indeed the highest mountain in Great Britain south of Snowdon. The other two prominent summits in the Aran range are Glasgwm and Esgeiriau Gwynion.
Nearby peaks and villages
The name Aran Fawddwy means "Mawddwy Peak", a name shared with the nearest large villages; Dinas Mawddwy to the south and Llanymawddwy to the south-east, both on the course of the River Dovey. The nearest sizeable villages otherwise are Llanuwchllyn on the shores of Bala Lake to the north, and Rhydymain to the west.
Source of the Dovey
On the eastern slopes of Aran Fawddwy, beneath the crag, is the small lake named Creiglyn Dyfi, which is the source of the River Dovey. The Dovey, from these slopes, runs east as the Llaethnant over waterfalls until it creates a broader river valley at Pennant and heads south as the Dovey.
- Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
- Crocker, Chris; Graham Jackson. "Mountaineering & Rock Climbing in the UK: Aran Benllyn". Database of British Hills. Mountain Days.net. http://www.mountaindays.net/mountains/peak.php?defn=0&area=5&peak=2084. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
- Walk 1190 - Aran Fawddwy from Cwm Cywarch – ‘’Walking Britain’’
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- ’’Geograph.co.uk’’ photos of Aran Fawddwy and surrounding area