Name:Aran Fawddwy
Hill number:2083
Height:905.6m / 2971ft
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arans
County (CoH):Merionethshire [Meirionnydd] (CoH)
Catchment:Dovey, Catchment Boundaries, Mawddach
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
High Hills of Britain, Historic County Top, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem,
Trail 100
Grid ref:SH 86272 22387
Summit feature:trig point
Col:232.8m  SH 8505 2680  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124 125
(1:25k) OL23E
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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With SDT & DAC from National Park car park, Cywarch (SH 852 188), following the route on Dinas Mawddwy village website ( 6h8m.ADT08/06/2024
Glasgwm, Aran Fawddwy, Drysgol & Pen yr Allt uchaf.Yr Eryr Aur22/10/2023
From free parking area at Pont y Pandy bridge in Llanuwchllyn (SH 8798 2977). Good track all the way up. If looking at hills on Harold Street there are 10 along the ridge including the AF South Top beyond. Worth bagging them all.jonglew28/07/2023
After Glasgwm, with Peterb. Evident that walk between the two hills could be very wet but an effort being made to improve path. Great views to Cadair Idris and beyond. Descent via Drysgol, then good path down to valley and car park.bowlesy26/06/2023
After ascending Y Gribin and Glasgwm from the car park at Cywarch we continued on to Aran Fawddwy, to descend we went via Drysgol. A terrific ridge walk with fantastic views. With ChrisPeterb26/06/2023
5th summit on 15 mile Llanuwchllyn to Brithdir Aran walk. After a thoroughly miserable morning in thick, wet fog and high winds, patches of blue slowly started to appear as I descended Erw y Ddafad-ddu. The cloud peeled away and breathtaking views appeared. By the time I had clambered up to the summit it was beautiful (still extremely windy). It's a fine Bronze Age cairn and the passage from misery to elation was complete. I met my first (and last) other person on the ridge here.thesweetcheat18/04/2023
First time up here for me and it disappoint me, great views from the top.Buckleymon09/02/2023
En route between Waun Camddw and Pen-aran.PGCE22/11/2022
Approached with dad and Dan across Drws Bach which reduces to a surprisingly narrow point with severe drops on both sides. Then up to the summit keeping as close as I dared in the strong winds to the edge of the huge eastern crag.cumbria mammoth28/10/2022
A perfect day's walk up the ridge from Llanuwchllyn. Warm and sunny with the occasional white fluffy cloud. Superb views in all directions.pclyndes31/08/2022
From East, via Drysgolwelshe27/08/2022
20 miles 4941ft walk along Aran Ridge. Garth Fawr, Pen Aran, Aran Benllyn, Erw Y Ddafad-Ddu, Aran Fawddwy, Waun Camddwr, Glasgwm and Gwaun Y Llwyni.stephenbuda01/06/2022
A 10 Top anti-clockwise circular from Llanuwchllyn ... Garth Fawr, Pen-aran, Aran Benllyn, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Fawddwy, Gwaun Lydan, Foel Hafod-fynydd, Esgeiriau Gwynion, Foel Rhudd, Llechwedd Llyfn.summitter30/05/2022
All the way up the North ridge from the camp site at Llanuwchlyn.Minto24/05/2022
Guiding with Exploring Mid WalesRob Rees30/03/2022
Aran range N-S. Beautiful day and an extremely picturesque range, the peace and calm only broken occasionally by the thunder of jets swooping over to perform aerobatics in close proximity.Barns15014/03/2022
SOTA (amateur radio) activation done and qualifiedGW4BML01/01/2022
Wet and foggy day to start. Climbed up here and walked the Aran Ridge. rescued 6 dogs on top which stopped me getting right to the top of the main mountain - got within 5m and the only reason I didn't make it to touch the cairn was trying to keep the pack togetherdavert12324/10/2021
Nuttall walk 8.1.Pen yr allt Uchaf. Gwaun Lydan. Aran Fawddwy. Erw y Ddafad-ddu. Aran Benllyn. Gwaun y Llwyni and finally Waun Camddwr. With Hiking Manchester. Glorious weather and great company.Lazylizzie24/07/2021
1/3 With Glasgwm and Esgeiriau Gwynion. From Pandy after sleeping (not much) in van. Up ridge, over to Glasgwm, through the little door and down to 350m then back up to Bwylch Siddryn, nipped up Esgeiriau, road back to Pandy. Decent weather on ascent until ridge, then Fawddwy and Glasgwm clagged, cleared after that and breeze stiffened. Rounsfell12/07/2021
From Llanuwchllyn village. Followed the ridge to Aran Fawddwy and backAlan Caine30/05/2021
Ascent of Aran Ridge from Llanuwchllyn reaching summits of Aran Benllyn, Erw y Ddafad-ddu and Aran Fawddwy. Driving rain, strong gusting winds, hail and ice along summit ridge (in late May). Returned via same route.southern_rambler23/05/2021
North ridgeFlatfield10/05/2021
The Aran ridge and Foel Hafod Fynydd. Return by road and valley footpath. With B and R.jenx21/09/2020
From LlanuwchllynGwastadros12/09/2020
From Llanuwchllyn car park, out and back via Garth Fawr, Pen-aran, Aran Benilyn, Erw Y Ddafad-Ddu on a hot sunny day. MY LAST NUTTALL ENGLAND AND WALES 2000 footer (avoide on yesterdays walk to provide a fitting last summit!)Neil Midgley31/07/2020
Nuttall's routes 8.1 and 8.3 combined plus a few extras - Pen-aran (at the end of the main ridge - a Bridge), Pen y Byn-fforchog North Top (a Bridge) and Y Gribin (a simm). 12 peaks - 29.93km - 5500 feet - took just under eleven hours (the GPS reckoned three hours were spent sitting on my backside!). Lovely sunny day until I got to Pen y Byn fforchog when the cloud descended and it began drizzling. Route through the forest was horrible.Herbert Anchovy31/07/2020
From Cwm Cywarch car park. Circuit of Y Gribin, Glasgwm, Waun Camddwr, Gwaun y Llwyni, Aran Fawddwy, Geaun Lydan and Pen y Allt Uchaf. Direct descent off NW of Pen y Allt Uchaf.welshyboyo17/07/2020
Just me and cloud. Took a quick picture than retraced steps so could head to marilyn to the east. Company: Soloiandesbottes15/03/2020
Morning run with Rufus, 3.5 hours along ridge and back from Llanuwchllyn with a great cloud inversion about 4-500m. Garth Fawr, Pen-Aran, Aran Benllyn, Erw y Ddafad-Ddu, Aran Fawddwy.jacobrichmond23/01/2020
Used the Hengwm route from Cwm Cywarch. Snow above 2500'Rob Rees19/01/2020
With CUHWC friends: Bryn Hafod - Drysgol - Aran Fawddwy - Glasgwm - Y Gribin - Bryn Hafod. Quite a lot of snow.Mark Jackson09/11/2019
OUR HILL 2000! 3/7. As per Nuttall book. Pen yr allt Uchaf. Gwaun Lydan. Aran Fawddwy. Erw y Ddafad-ddu. Aran Benllyn. Gwaun y Llwyni and finally Waun Camddwr the ex Nuttall. Great walk loved waterfalls on descent. Misty but mild.nickywood125/09/2019
Garth Fawr, Pen-aran, Aran Benllyn, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Fawddwy, Foel Hafod-fynyddkeithouk15/09/2019
Llanuwchllyn > north ridge > Aran Benllyn > Erw y Ddafad-ddu > Aran Fawddwy (and back).Winterfloodian13/09/2019
Parked at Tai-newyddian, track towards Y Griben then north to Glasgwm in damp overcast conditions. Continued to Aran Fawddwy and Drysgol meeting only one other.lordtonult02/09/2019
Solo walk. From the carpark at the SE end of Llanuwchllyn. Ascended the north ridge of Aran Fawddwy. Deviated to take in Garth Fach and Garth Fawr. Went to the summits of Pen-aran, Aran Benllyn and Erw y Ddafad-ddu on way up. Back same way but not going to summits of various tops. Mostly dry but rain towards the end.pwbellarby20/08/2019
Solo mountain run the day after Race The Train. 3:18(comma) 11.14miles. Fidget18/08/2019
Traverse of the Aran ridge with my son. Starting from Llanuwchllyn around 1pm and ascending ridge line to Aran Benllyn (885m), Erw y Ddafad-ddu (872m), Aran Fawddwy (905m), Gwaun Y Llwyni (685m) before camping for the night near a stream. Modest winds and cloud around summits. Distance 11.2Km, ascent ~1000m. Day 2 spent mostly in cloud. Ascent of Waun Camddwr (621m), Glasgwm (780m), Pen y Brynfforchorg (685m), and descent to Bwlch Oerddrws. Distance 7.7Km, ascent 373m. Hitch back to car.VirtualMountain26/07/2019
From the car park at the top of the valley north of Dinas Mawddwy. Though farm, up gorge and along ridge.iangalbraith25/07/2019
Challenging but extremely enjoyable walk up from Llanymawddwy. Fantastic waterfall that would look spectacular in full speight. Stunning 360 views once on the ridgeline.Eliza10010/07/2019
Objective of the day done - as we had to get home for school in the morning we left Aran Benllyn for another day. Long descent via the Llaethnant valley.DanMaisieBex23/06/2019
Waun Goch > Drysgol > Drws Bach > Aran Fawddwy South West Top > Cefn Glas > Waun Camddwr East Top > Waun Camddwr from GR: SH 85251 18847ronaldo33325/05/2019
Waun Goch > Drysgol > Drws Bach > Aran Fawddwy South West Top > Cefn Glas > Waun Camddwr East Top > Waun Camddwr from GR: SH 85251 18847Hippster25/05/2019
From the car park at the top of the valley north of Dinas Mawddwy. Steeply up towards Glasgwm but we didnt bother with that so turned right at the top. Continued back via Drysgot and Waun Goch. Generally dry underfoot today but clearly could easily be quite soggy when the boards alongside the fence would be essential.Newton Maximus23/05/2019
10 mile walk from Cwm Croes, up Tir Gofal path from Nant-Y-Llyn farm to Llyn Lliwbran then climbed NW steeply onto the ridge, followed ridge onto Aran Benllyn, Erw Y Ddafad-Ddu and Aran Fawddwy (all bagged previously in 2011) then retraced steps to Erw Y Ddafad-Ddu and descended to Creiglyn Dyfi tarn, up easily onto Foel Hafod-Fynydd then diagonally onto Llechwedd Du, along ridge to Esgeiriau Gwynion, descended to Llechwedd Llyfn, then steep descent back to car in Cwm Croes, perfect sunny/breezy weather, good dry terrain, views from west Coast including the whole of Cardigan Bay to Shropshire. Saw 2 people all day. Later that day drove up to Bwlch Y Groes pass and bagged Foel Y Groes and Moel Y Cerrig Duon, great day.DanTrig15/05/2019
Long walk from Cwm Cywarch around Glasgwm, Waun Camddwr, Aran Fawddwy and Drysgol with Sue and Shelley. Just over 10 miles, 7 hours walking and 1300m of ascent. Didn't see another person all day, amazing day out. Ridiculously windy, positively dangerous on some exposed parts of Glasgwm and Aran Fawddwy. Great to return to the scene of the first date between Sue and I (16 years ago). View stupendous, as always.Cangarwbach13/04/2019
Over Esgeiriau Gwynion up the central ridge. Fine sunny day but a long way back to Bwlch y GroesN.Morters11/04/2019
up and down the ridge from edge of Bala Lake in horrible weatherjmistry8612/01/2019