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Aran Fawddwy

Dolgellau, Gwynedd

Hill Walking

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Aran Fawddwy is a mountain in southern Snowdonia, Wales. It has an elevation of 905 metres.

A popular walk to the summit starts from Cwm Cywarch, taking several hours and covering 12.2km in total. It is a moderate to hard mountain walk with boggy ground at times and includes walking across open moorland and rocky terrain.

Before you go

  • This is a wild and remote place so make sure you are fully prepared for your visit.

    This means wearing the appropriate clothing and footwear for the the conditions, having a compass, map of the area and the knowledge to use these.

    You should also take some food, plenty of water, a first aid kit with an emergency whistle, a head torch and a mobile phone. You should also have spare warm and waterproof clothing with you and a survival bag should you need to await rescue for an emergency situation on the mountain.

    Always tell someone details of your route and give an indication of the time you should be expected back.