Name = Arenig Fawr
Photo = Arenig Fawr w.jpg
Caption = Arenig Fawr from the
Elevation = 854 m (2802 ft)
Prominence = 479 m
Parent peak =
OS "Landranger" 124
First ascent =
Easiest route =
Grid_ref_UK = SH827370
Listing = Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Translation = Great High Ground
Language = Welsh
Pronunciation = ar'ɛnɪg vaur
Arenig Fawr is a
mountainin southern Snowdonia, north Wales.
It lies close to
Llyn Celynalongside the A4212 between Trawsfynyddand Bala It is best approached from the B road to the south of Llyn Celyn or from the mountain road that links Llanuwchllynto Trawsfynydd.
The climb of Arenig Fawr is easy to moderate taking about two and a half hours to reach the summit from the road. There are no readily identifiable footpaths but the easy route to the summit is marked by a long abandoned post and wire boundary fence. Half way to the summit is
Llyn Arenig Fawr, a reservoirwhich provides water to Bala and the surrounding villages.
At the summit is a
trig pointand a memorial to the US air-crew of a Flying Fortress bomberwhich crashed on Arenig Fawr in 1943 with the loss of all crew. Arenig railway stationwas on the Bala Ffestiniog Line. It closed to passenger services on 2 January 1960and freight services on 27 January 1961.
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2797687 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Arenig Fawr and surrounding area]
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