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Aran Fawddwy is a mountain in southern Snowdoniamarker, Walesmarker, United Kingdommarker. It is 9m short of being a member of the Welsh 3000s. It is the highest peak in the Aran mountain range. The other two Marilyns in this range are Glasgwm and Esgeiriau Gwynionmarker..

It is the highest Britishmarker mountain south of Snowdonmarker, but despite its height is comparatively unpopular, due to its remote location.

It is the principal summit of the predominant southwest-northeast ridge between Dolgellaumarker and Balamarker, southern Snowdonia, a ridge that continues westwards as Cadair Idrismarker.

The nearest towns or villages to Aran Fawddwy are Dinas Mawddwymarker to the south, Llanymawddwymarker to the southeast, Llanuwchllynmarker on the shores of Bala Lakemarker 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 Dyfimarker. Its sister peak is Aran Benllynmarker at .

Aran Fawddwy is probably best ascended from the south, starting at Cywarch.


  1. Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
  2. Walk 1190 - Aran Fawddwy from Cwm Cywarch - Snowdonia Gwynedd - a walk description from Walking Britain

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