logo Walking Britain

Summits 1-50  Summits 51-100  Summits 101-150  Summits 151-200  Summits 201-258

Arans
Walking Guide and Walks

The Arans form a southwest-northwest ridge between Dolgellau and Bala, which extends to Cadair Idris in the west. Aran Fawddwy is the highest summit along the ridge and is the only peak over 900 metres in England and Wales, apart from those located in northern Snowdonia. Its sister summit, Aran Benllyn is usually completed in the same walk. The most popular route of ascent starts from Cwm Cywarch which offers no technical problems and provides an excellent day in the hills. Longer approaches are available from the northern side and are much less walked.

The third highest peak in the range is Glagwm, which can be completed from Cwm Cywarch and makes for an excellent walk. Other summits in the range are less appealing with their rounded grassy slopes and occasional access problems making them much less popular.

List of walks

★ GPS file available   ☩ Route profile

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
3055Glasgwm from Cwm Cywarchmoderate4.50
1190★☩Aran Fawddwy from Cwm Cywarchmod/hard7.50
2937★☩Aran Fawddwy northern approachmod/hard8.40
3017★☩Aran Benllyn & Aran Fawddwy from Llanuwchllynmod/hard10.00
1255★☩The Aran Ridge from Cwm Cywarchvery hard11.00
1400★☩The Arans from Cwm Cywarchhard14.00

 
Table of summits in the Arans Group

RankMountainMetresLocation
20Aran Fawddwy905Snowdonia
29Aran Benllyn885Snowdonia
77Glasgwm779Snowdonia
151Foel Hafod-fynydd689Snowdonia
154Pen y Bryn-fforchrog685Snowdonia
174Esgeiriau Gwynion671Snowdonia
229Foel y Geifr626Snowdonia
230Moel y Cerrig-duon625Snowdonia
240Pen yr Allt-uchaf620Snowdonia

 

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

Facebook Twitter

Wainwright Hill Bagging Map

A scratchable map showing all 214 Wainwrights in the Lake District. More info.

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices.

New to Walking?

How to start walking - a simple guide of how to start walking. Includes a guide on how to select your walks.