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Arenig Fawr

Arenig Fawr, Bala LL23 7PA, UK

Hill Walking

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Arenig Fawr


Arenig Fawr is a mountain in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. It is situated in the Arenigs range, near to the Llyn Celyn reservoir, and has an elevation of 854 metres.

Arenig Fawr is the highest of this informal range of mountains, and is located in a fairly remote position which makes for a quiet day hiking with much less tourists than the more famous mountains of Snowdonia. Park at a large space of waste ground (Grid ref. SH831392), just northwest of Bala. The route on this walk can be complicated and it's important to know exactly which route to take to ensure following the path of least resistance. A map and compass is always recommended.

The views on this walk, especially on a clear day, are very impressive.

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.