Aran Fawddwy is a mountain in southern Snowdonia, Wales, United Kingdom.
It is 9m short of being a member of the
. It is the highest peak in
the Aran mountain range. The other two Marilyns in this range are
Glasgwm and Esgeiriau Gwynion..
It is the
highest British mountain
south of Snowdon, but despite
its height is comparatively unpopular, due to its remote
It is the
principal summit of the predominant southwest-northeast ridge
between Dolgellau and Bala, southern
Snowdonia, a ridge that continues westwards as Cadair Idris.
nearest towns or villages to Aran Fawddwy are Dinas Mawddwy to the south, Llanymawddwy to the southeast, Llanuwchllyn on the shores of Bala Lake to the north, and Rhydymain to the west. On the eastern slopes
of Aran Fawddwy is the small lake named Creiglyn Dyfi, the source
of the River
Dyfi. Its sister peak is Aran Benllyn at .
Aran Fawddwy is probably best ascended from the south, starting at
- Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England &
Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria:
Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
- Walk 1190 - Aran Fawddwy from Cwm Cywarch - Snowdonia
Gwynedd - a walk description from Walking Britain