logo Walking Britain

The Arans from Cwm Cywarch
Introduction to Walk 1400

Photo from the walk - The Arans from Cwm Cywarch

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Arans Lake Bala

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Stephen Starkey

Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km

Ascent - 4500 feet / 1364 metres

Time - 11 hours 30 minutes

Grade - hard

This challenging walk in Southern Snowdonia includes all the main summits over 2000 feet in the Arans. Located south of Lake Bala, these mountains rise to nearly 3000 feet and provide some excellent walking and superb views. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

Maps Ordnance Survey Logo Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL23Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL23Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 124Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 124Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Walks from the same start

Walk 1190
Aran Fawddwy from Cwm Cywarch
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 3055
Glasgwm from Cwm Cywarch
Grade - moderate
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1255
The Aran Ridge from Cwm Cywarch
Grade - hard
Length - 11.2 miles / 18.2 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2937
3.2 miles / 5.1 km away
Aran Fawddwy northern approach
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.4 miles / 13.7 km
Walk 1107
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
Waun Oer and Maesglase
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 2551
4.3 miles / 6.9 km away
Rhobell Fawr from near Rhydymain
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.7 miles / 9.3 km
Walk 2811
4.5 miles / 7.1 km away
Rhobell Fawr and Ddualt from near Rhydymain
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1499
4.5 miles / 7.1 km away
Rhobell Fawr and Dduallt from Llanfachreth
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1646
6.8 miles / 10.9 km away
The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau
Grade - easy
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 3017
7.0 miles / 11.2 km away
Aran Benllyn & Aran Fawddwy from Llanuwchllyn
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2059
7.5 miles / 12.0 km away
Castell Carndochan near Bala
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 1204
8.8 miles / 14.0 km away
Cadair Idris from Minffordd
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2100
8.8 miles / 14.0 km away
A Circuit of Cadair Idris from Minffordd
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Books & eBooks

The Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast Paths

The Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast PathsA walking guidebook to the Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trails, plus the Tabular Hills Walk. Crossing the North York Moors National Park, coastal scenery and quiet countryside, the three routes can be joined to create an easy circular route of over 250 miles (400km). Includes a 1:25,000 scale OS map booklet of the Cleveland Way.
More information

The Cambrian Way

The Cambrian WayGuidebook to the Cambrian Way, a challenging three-week mountain trek through Wales from Cardiff to Conwy. The 470km unwaymarked route is presented from south to north. Often sticking to long, beautiful ridgelines, it crosses wild and rugged terrain and visits many of Wales's highest mountains, including Snowdon.
More information

The National Trails

The National TrailsThis inspirational guidebook looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails, with information that allows ease of comparison and contrast, inspiring you to find out more and to take up a long-distance challenge. Some Trails are short and easy, others much longer, many have strong themes - they may follow a coastline, or traverse ranges of hills.
More information

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

Facebook Twitter

CBD For Walking & Hiking

Discover the benefits of CBD for walkers and hikers. More info.

Mountain Weather

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

Digital Mapping Guide

Digital Mapping Guide - a simple guide of how to start using digital mapping. Includes advice and useful links.