Mountains in England & Wales starting with A
|Aran Fawddwy (2500ft+) , the highest peak in the south of Snowdonia National Park (Wales) is the central point on the 8 km rocky ridge which runs from Llanuwchllyn (on the B4403) S over Aran Benllyn (885m) to Aran Fawddwy then SW to Glasgwm (qv) and Pen y Brynnfforchog (685m) finishing at Ochr y Bwlch and the A470 road. The W slopes of this escarpment are relatively gentle, but the E side contains several deep cwms (corries) with crags.
The summit of Aran Fawddwy is itself close to crags overlooking the Llaethnant valley. Being much the highest point of land for a long way in all directions, it commands very extensive views on a clear day. The two Arans may be climbed together from Llanuwchllyn by a path on the long north ridge, with a return the same route. Alternatively Aran Fawddwy may be combined with Glasgwm (2500ft+) in a circular walk from Cwm Cywarch.
|Arenig Fawr (2500ft+) is the highest point on a broad and isolated ridge which extends S for about 5 km from Llyn Celyn reservoir NW of the town of Bala, near the E margin of the Snowdonia National Park (Wales). Arenig Fawr has craggy outcrops on its flanks, especially towards the N, but these can be bypassed and the mountain climbed from any direction.
To the NE is Llyn Arenig Fawr, a small circular reservoir 600m in diameter; and the best ascent route follows its E shore southwards before ascending by a short E spur then diagonally across the mountainside. Beside the trig point is a cairn built around a monument in memory of 8 American airmen who lost their lives in August 1943 when their Flying Fortress hit the mountain just W of the summit.