Cwm Cywarch - Glasgwm - Aran Fawddwy - Drysgol

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A long and sharp ascent to the Arans' ridge leads to breathtaking views of the whole of northern Wales. It's peaceful and dramatic up here and the scenery – near and far – is astounding. The 600-900m ridge of the Arans in south-eastern Snowdonia rises starkly above an apparent sea of 400-500m hills carved up by deep valleys. From 907m Aran Fawddwy, you can see the world! Cadair Idris, Snowdon, Berwyns and much more.

Navigation is mostly a doddle, but legs and lungs will get a good workout. This area is, maybe, neglected by those who collect the better-known tops of north-west Snowdonia, but being several metres higher than Cadair Idris and with strenuous walking and stunning scenery in all directions, the Arans are a must. This walk includes long ascents, well-earned top-of-the-world summits overlooking everything, steep grassy descents, easy-going clear paths, simple handrail navigation almost all the way round and a choice of short cuts back if needed.

Wales - North Wales - Gwynedd - Snowdonia


Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mountains
7/26/2015 - Rhodri Thomas

There is now an offical hard surfaced car park, with toilets, near the farmhouse Tai-newyddion (SH85222 18817). There is a box for voluntary donations at the entrance.

6/23/2011 - Robert Cooper

As with the Arran ridge from Cywarch down to Llanuwchlyn, it is best done on a clear day as the paths are not always clear and not easily found if misty. A real joy.