Sunday 21st October 2018
Information below may be incomplete or subject to change.
Estimated Finish Time
Start Point and Parking
Cwm Cwyarch car park. From Dobbies take the A5 south until reaching the Welshpool turn off onto the A458 continue to the roundabout by the livestock market near Buttington and take the left exit towards Welshpool. Take the right turning to Welshpool and heading towards Dolgellau at the next roundabout and remain on the A458 passing through Welshpool and follow the signage for the A458 and Dolgellau continuing until you reach the roundabout at Mallwyd by the Brigands Inn. Turn right onto the A470 towards Dolgellau. Continue to Dinas Mawddwy and turn right at the sign for the Red Lion Inn as you begin to ascend out of the village. Continue to the T junction next to the Red Lion pub and take the turn to the right towards Llanymawddwy on a minor road. Continue for about 1 mile and turn left at Abercwyarch onto the lane for Cwm Cwyarch. Continue passing 2 cattle grids until encountering a small grassy car park in a field on your left opposite a small stream.
1 hour 30 minutes from Shrewsbury
An option to visit the pub after the walk
8:30am at "Dobbies" services (A5/A49 junction), south of Shrewsbury, in the Little Chef car park
A walk up Aran Fawddy which is the highest peak in southern UK from the remote and scenic Cwm Cwyarch valley near to Dinas Mawddy, with the potential for views across to the Rhinog mountains, Cader Idris and towards Bala.
A path through rocks, potentially boggy ridge to follow, rocky summit followed by grassy ridge on descent, some tracks and lanes also
Total ascent of 798 metres with an initial steep climb through rocks which will be taken leisurely with a few stops folllowed by a more gradual climb to the summit
Aran Fawddwy at 905 metres
Waterproofs and warm clothing are advisable as this walk will be exposed throughout. Car sharing is advisable due to the size of the car park. Anyone wishing to share from Oswestry can contact me prior to the walk.