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Name:Yr Aran
Hill number:1997
Height:747.2m / 2451ft
Section:30B: Snowdonia
Area:Snowdon
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Glaslyn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SH 60441 51532
Summit feature:rock by cairn
Drop:235m
Col:512m  SH605521  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Observations:small knoll 25m NE is at least 0.5m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Craig Wen.pdf
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 475 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Whilst staying at H F Guest House, Craflwyn Hall, near Beddgelert. Solo. After ascending Snowdon I descended the SW ridge (Bwlch Main) passing several people going up but far, far fewer than were going up from Pen-y-Pass. I went over a minor top before descending the S ridge to reach Bwlch Cwm Llan. There were only a few people here. I scrambled up to the top of Yr Aran. A couple were also making the ascent of Yr Aran, the only people I saw on this hill. I continued to Craig Wen, descending to Craflwyn Hall.pwbellarby13/05/2017
Bob & DukeDukeNukem24/04/2017
Overcast, breezy, cloud base 2200'. Via Watkin path, then left fork and up the grass to ridge. Return via ridge and disused incline. 2.5 hours.Wycombe Wanderer03/04/2017
sotamike.hartley13/11/2016
with the WFP group.lkfwms02/10/2016
Took train to Snowdon summit, then walked down to col and up to Yr Aran. After descended into valley and went up y Lliwedd. Very hot day.IanHHill19/07/2016
Solo, from Nantgwynant. On round with Snowdon and Y Lliwedd.amswanston17/07/2016
With Minnie, from Nantgwynant up watkin path to new hydro wier thing, left up toward 524 spot, follow wall up East ridge to Yr Aran trigless top down West ridge to col & high point on Craig Wen, North then NE to Bwlch Cwm Llan, down Cwm Llan/Watkin to start, cloudy & some sunshine.apricorum27/06/2016
From Nantgwynant (SH 62804 50712). Followed Watkin Path as far as SH 62124 52000 then direct ascent of Yr Aran, mostly clear path, at first along disused level. Descended to Bwlch Cwm Llan via SW spur then up and down Snowdon via the South Ridge. Re-joined Watkin Path back to start.david23020115/05/2016
From car park in Rhyd-ddu. A superb hill, great fun and nice and quiet compared to Snowdon, its neighbour.Cas-gwent05/05/2016
Climbed while on team building week with work at Blue Peris.JasmineS07/04/2016
747mThe Grouse30/03/2016
Windy, very light dusting of snow. From Rhydd Ddu.Hammy30/01/2016
Late afternoon foray. Up and down in a couple of hours. Straightforward and easy going.jenx29/12/2015
Went up to 500m to meet Jen coming down at dusk after bagging her final Snowdonian Marilyn. Easy walking compared to this morning.nordicstar29/12/2015
Yr aran and Y Lliwedd from NantgwynantOwain G27/12/2015
With Steve and Frank from Nantgwynant with snow on the tops.Lou21/11/2015
Paddy Buckley ReccieDinoF01/11/2015
Ascent from Nant GwynantAJones16/10/2015
From Snowdon via south ridge, hundreds on Snowdon Just me on Y Aran followed wall and old fence line, decent to watkin by east wall keep east to old incline house and back to watkin pathunderhill26/09/2015
With Mrs G on a variation on Nuttall's 3.3 walk with a couple of added hills - Craig Wen and Dinas Hill. Some rough and steep ground, especially descent of Yr Aran's southern flank to make Dinas Hill.jonglew16/09/2015
From Nantgwynant via Plan Cwm Llan, then returned via Bwlch Cwm Llan and Plas Cwm Llan House. Accompanied by Matthew and Cathy.Westdenewalker15/09/2015
Via the Watkins Path.Taz3828/07/2015
JanetPete Pozman25/07/2015
From Rhyd Ddu as detour from Snowdon South Ridge.lenman23/07/2015
from Rhydd Ddu carpark in constant rain until way back down. Coming from Nant Gwynant would have been prettier if it had been drier.Thearlaichdubh26/06/2015
With Dr Tim Parker.Jim T25/05/2015
Nuttall walk 3.3 and part 3.1: Yr Aran - Yr Wyddfa S top - Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa E top - Y Lliwedd W top - Y Lliwedd - Y Lliwedd E top - Lliwedd Bach - Gallt y Wenallt W top - Gallt Y Wenalltronaldo33323/05/2015
2/4 Climbed on way to top of Snowdownia wet and windy dayFergalh25/04/2015
Nice walk diverting W from Watkin path to Bwlch Cwm Llan before turning S up ridge and E along summit ridge, descending E to copper mines to rejoin Watkin to return to Nant Gwynant layby.Dewi Prysor09/04/2015
Up from Nantgwynant via old mine workings. On own.MorecambeMonkey06/10/2014
ascent via Watkin Path to Bwlch Cwm Llan. Anti-clockwise ascent ending walking eastwards to the summit. Superb day and I had Yr Aran to myself.M0YDH04/10/2014
From Nantgwynant via the Watkin path to Cwm Llan, then up via the old inclines and copper mine to reach the ridge to the summit. Descent via Bwlch Cwm Llan. An easy walk for Louise, an epic walk for me with Isla in the baby carrier.crax7331/08/2014
The way up past the slate mines and to the bwlch is a much more imposing route up.joshua31/08/2014
A MISTY BUT NOT UNPLEASANT DAY. FOLLOWED NUTTALLS' ROUTE FROM NANT GWYNANT UP THROUGH QUARIES AND COPPER MINE. NO VIEW BUT STAYED DRY.BURGESS03/07/2014
Rhyd-Ddu-Snowdon(hundreds and hundreds of people)-Crib y Ddysgl(two people)-back to Snowdon(even more people)-Snowdon South Ridge-Yr Aran(one person)-Rhyd-Ddu.Great walk with Bridget and Oscar.catman22/06/2014
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge22/06/2014
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie22/06/2014
From Nantgwynant, and return Via Bwlch Cwm Llan and South Snowdon Slate Works.Westdenewalker17/06/2014
From Nant Gwynant. Yr Aran and Craig Wen.AlunRees3109/06/2014
Alternative Horseshoecallisto18824/03/2014
From Nantgwynant. 6 mile round trip with Meds.bolton23/01/2014
V windy on top. With PMCJM23/01/2014
From Rhudd Ddu on the way to Yr Aran before taking the south ridge on to Snowdon. Descended to the car park via the Rhudd Ddu pathHilboBlogging12/11/2013
Climbed as part of a Hill Navigation coursecricketer26/10/2013
On NT working holidaygarth8707/09/2013
Last Welsh Hewitt. Walked up the Rhyd Ddu path from Rhyd Ddu then cut across up on to the ridge after the ruined quarry buildings.clivevilla09/08/2013
After scramble on y Lliwedd. Left party and headed down Watkin Path before cutting across country to start the ascent.Crib Goch14/07/2013
Beautiful views on a clear day well worth the effortAristotle Chip14/07/2013
Easy walk, starting along the Watkins track before turning onto an old tramway before the final hard ascent to the top.denisB5210/06/2013