Name:Waun Camddwr
Hill number:2118
Height:621.7m / 2040ft
Parent (Ma):2083  Aran Fawddwy
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arans
County/UA:Gwynedd
Catchment:Dovey, Catchment Boundaries, Mawddach
Class:Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis
(N,BL)
Grid ref:SH 84729 20554
Summit feature:rounded rock
Drop:15.5m
Col:606.2m  SH 85069 20707  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124 125
(1:25k) OL23E
Observations:rock 190m NNE at SH 84832 20712 is equal in height; cairn on outcrop 50m S at SH 84717 20506 is 0.3m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15/Trimble GeoXH 6000
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From Cwm Cywarch on a round of Waun Camddwr, Gwaun y Llwyni, Drws Bach, Drysgol, Gwaun Lydan and Pen yr Allt Uchaf. On this one went to cairn and HP. Good views today.PeterD24/04/2024
17.1 miles 4900ft walk, start at A470 view point, to Pen Ochr Y Bwlch, Gwaun Lydan, Pen Yr Allt Uchaf, Pen-Y-Brynfforchog, Y Gribin, Glasgwm and Waun Camddwr.stephenbuda20/04/2024
Glasgwm, Aran Fawddwy, Drysgol & Pen yr Allt uchaf.Yr Eryr Aur22/10/2023
This was a lovely walk. Climbing the western Arans from Cwm Cywarch gives a lovely approach. I climbed Gwaun y Llwyni, Waun Camddwr, Aran Fawddwy (a good view today, so I climbed it again), Gwaun Lydan and Pen yr Allt Uchaf. All finished off with a very steep drop on the northern grassy slope of Pen yr Allt Uchaf.oldbagger2720/06/2023
7th summit on 15 mile Aran walk from Llanuwchllyn to Brithdir. Headed straight down the steep slopes of Gwaun y Llwyni to Nant Camddwr following a broken fence line. At least the wind had dropped, but the terrain became a bog. The planks are hilarious, mostly rotting and surrounding by deep black pits. Surprisingly enjoyable, coming across here in solitude, never knowing whether the next step will be into the depths. Nice to get a little respite on the rocky outcrops of the summit. Onwards towards choices.thesweetcheat18/04/2023
A rock in the midst of a sea of heather.Rob Jackson27/03/2023
Last one of the day for me, nice and easy one to claim on the way down, Sun had gone down now so went down the valley towards Cwn Cywarch.Buckleymon09/02/2023
Parked in the car park at SH 8523 1885 for a circuit of Waun Camddw, Pen-aran, Foel Rhudd and Gwaun Lydan, plus a few repeat summits.PGCE22/11/2022
With dad and Dan. Then descended into Cwm Cywarch alongside waterfalls under the impressive crags of Creigiau Camddwr.cumbria mammoth28/10/2022
Up the steep south ridge going NW towards Glascwm in clokwise cicuitvegibagger11/06/2022
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
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
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
https://www.strava.com/activities/5594903800/overviewrhif708/07/2021
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
See Pen yr Allt Uchaf entryNeil Midgley30/07/2020
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
7/7. 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
from Glasgwm to A.F. sololordtonult02/09/2019
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.VirtualMountain27/07/2019
From the car park at the top of the valley north of Dinas Mawddwy. On the way to Aran Fawddwy.iangalbraith25/07/2019
A 18 mile walk with 5500ft of accent combining the Arran Ridge and Southern Arrans following nuttalls route.Pen y Allt Uchaf, Gwaun Lydan, Aran Fawddwy, Wrw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn, Gwaun y Llwyni, Waun camddwr, Glasgwm and Pen y Bryn-fforchog.The woodland beneath the last top has been completely felled and so the return route Nuttall suggests is really difficult.From the free car park at the end of the minor road in Cwm Cywarch three miles north of Dinas MawddwyWAYNE ROWLETT29/06/2019
Fourth hill on a circular walk from the car park at the end of Cwm Cywarch.DanMaisieBex22/06/2019
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
Bonus bag en route to Aran Fawddy.Newton Maximus23/05/2019
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 FawddwyCangarwbach13/04/2019
soloAimless Rambler21/06/2018
Cywarch Car Park > Pen yr Allt Uchaf > Aran Fawddwy > Gwaun y Llwyn > Waun Camddwr > Glasgwm > Cywarch Car Park.Winterfloodian19/05/2018
From Aran Fawddwy. Headed down via the south top, at first south, then west to pick up the path by the fence SSW through the bogs to the summit. Also visited the alternative summit. Onwards to Glasgwm. With JdF.Man of Kernow107/05/2018
On round of AF and Glasgwm from Cywarch with Mark T.Topographer5707/05/2018
Up from Cwm Cywarch to Glasgwm, heading on to Aran Ridge to take in Gwaun y Llyni, Aran Fawddwy, Erw Ddafad-Ddu and Aran Benllyn, east to Foel Hafod Fynnydd, due south to Pen yr Allt Uchaf.andrew.morel17/02/2018
Really, really wet underfoot.noxibis04/01/2017
very difficult to see which point and a map is not much help but walk along the fence to a ladder stile and on your left some 30 yards away is this top. not much but hey ho its a peak to bagAristotle Chip07/10/2016
Nuttall Walk WN 8.1 The Aran Ridge from Cwm Cywarch. Visiting Pen y Allt Uchaf, Gwaun Lydan, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn, Gwaun y Llwyni and Waun Camddwr. 19km with 1200m ascent in 7 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan05/10/2016
Aran Fawddwy wildcamp to Drws-y-Nant. In the hot, clear summer weather we had, this was a very colourful and attractive bit of wild, albeit still very boggy. The descent to bwlch with Glasgwm and then to the forest in Cwm-ochr is a mostly horrendous squelch fest but the path is clear enough.Jake99416/08/2016
With G. Nuttalls' route from Cywarch > Pen yr Allt Uchaf > Gwaun Lydan > Drysgol > Drws Bach > Aran Fawddwy > Erw y Ddafad-ddu > Aran Benllyn > Gwaun y LLwyni > Waun Camddwr > CywarchRT197016/08/2016
Drove down to the head of valley, go past chapel and phone box, excellent parking for 40+ cars now at SH 85250 18856, complete with loo! Walked short distance back down road and then lane leading to ford and then good track up to the bwlch to the north of Y Gribin. Climbed this and then the good path to summit cairn of Glasgwym. On to Waun Camddwr and Gwaun y Llwyni.nordicstar12/07/2016
Left bike at top of pass on the A470. Did Waun Camddwr Glasgwm and and finally Pen y bryn fforchog. Forest had been cut down so I didn't think it was easy to follow the nuttalls route. Went down to the pass and cycled back - mainly free wheeling!johnjennison08/06/2016
With Josh and Calebsimon and co25/03/2016
Approahed from Glasgwm on way to GWaun y Llwyni. Summit north of fence not to the south as shown on map. Parked in Snowdonia National Park car park. Not shown on map but signposted when nearly there. SH 85243 18859. Cwm Cyarch ring from Glasgwm to Pen yr Allt Uchaf. 9.89 mile route with 1080m of ascent.mntainman14/03/2016
On the way to Aran Fawddwycallumorr12/09/2015
see Gwaun y Llwyni logDewi Prysor15/07/2015
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY WITH GOOD VIEWS. FOLLOWED NUTTALLS WALK 8.1 UP THE STEEP GRASS ONTO PEN Y ALLT UCHAF, THEN EASILY OVER GWAUN LYDAN. A STIFF CLIMB ONTO ARAN FAWDDWY, THEN EASY RIDGE WALKING TO ERW Y DDAFAD DDU AND ARAN BENLLYN WITH GOOD VIEWS OVER BALA, RHINOGS AND ARENIGS. RETURNED AVOIDING SUMMITS TO DESCEND STEEPLY AND THEN OVER ROUGH GROUND TO GWAUN Y LLWYNI AND EASILY TO WAUN CAMDDWR. DECIDED TO TAG ON WALK 8.3 TO AVOID RE-ASCENT AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FINE WEATHER AND LONG JUNE DAYLIGHT. A VERY HARD CLIMB ONTO GLASGWM, THEN EASY RIDGE TO FINISH ON PEN Y BRYN FFORCHOG. HOWEVER, THE FOREST HAS BEEN FELLED AND IT WAS VERY TOUGH GOING TRYING TO FOLLOW THE PREVIOUS RIDES UNTIL THE EASY DESCENT OF THE ZIGZAG - 10.5 HOURS WALKING.BURGESS15/06/2015
Number four of four summits on this walk. Drizzle then sunny intervals, very windy. Aran Fawddwy (905m), Aran Benllyn (885m), Erw y Ddafad-ddu (872m) and Waun Camddwr (621m) from Cwm Cywarch. Distance = 18km. Average moving speed = 3.6km/h. Time moving = 5:03. Ascent = 1311m.paulnewby8105/06/2015
Followed Nuttalls route plus Pen-Aran.rhalstead24/05/2015
With Frank and Steve on a very wet day.Lou25/01/2015
A reduced Aran Ridge walk with Lindsay and Steve taking in Pen yr Allt Uchaf, Gwaun Lydon, Gwaun y Llwyni, and Waun Camddwr. A rare wet foot day the rain was so bad.knarf25/01/2015