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The Mountains of Wales

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Location: Wales, Europe

Object Title: The Mountains of Wales

 

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Created/Edited: Sep 2, 2007 / Jan 16, 2009

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Introduction

This table lists all of Wales’ mountains over 2000ft. The mountains listed are those that fit the criteria of Hewitts (Hill in England, Wales or Ireland over Two Thousand feet high) i.e. those mountains that have an altitude of 2000ft and a prominence of at least 30m. The methodology used in selecting the summit is thus: any summit surrounded by four or more 10-metre contour lines is automatically included, any summit with only one or two 10-metre contours is excluded, while summits with exactly three 10-metre contours have been studied in more detail, and are included if there is a reasonable doubt about whether they should qualify for inclusion. In practice this means that a few of the summits may have only 25-29 metres of re-ascent, but it seems best to include them in case the Ordnance Survey manage to find an extra metre or two on future editions of the relevant maps!

The tables are interactive; click on the number to be taken to a photo of the mountain, click on the name of the mounatain to go to its SP Mountain/Rock page (if one exists) and click on the grid reference to go to an Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map of the immediate area. The map number included in each table is for the Ordnance Survey 1:50 000 Landranger Series sheet that the mountain appears on.

The Lists

Hewitts





No. Name Metres Feet Range Area County Map Grid Refernce
1. Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa 1085 3560 Snowdon Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH609544
2. Garnedd Ugain/Crib-y-Ddysgl 1065 3495 Snowdon Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 611552
3. Carnedd Llewelyn 1064 3490 Carneddau Snowdonia Gwynedd/Conwy 115 SH 684644
4. Carnedd Dafydd 1044 3424 Carneddau Snowdonia Gwynedd/Conwy 115 SH 663631
5. Glyder Fawr 999 3279 Glyders Snowdonia Gwynedd/Conwy 115 SH 642579
6. Glyder Fach 994 3262 Glyders Snowdonia Conwy 115 SH 656583
7. Pen yr Ole Wen 978 3210 Carneddau Snowdonia Gwynedd/Conwy 115 SH 656619
8. Foel Grach 976 3202 Carneddau Snowdonia Gwynedd/Conwy 115 SH 689659
9. Yr Elen 962 3156 Carneddau Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 674651
10. Y Garn 947 3107 Glyders Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 631596
11. Foel Fras 942 3091 Carneddau Snowdonia Gwynedd/Conwy 115 SH 696682
12. Garnedd Uchaf 926 3037 Carneddau Snowdonia Gwynedd/Conwy 115 SH 687669
13. Elidir Fawr 923 3029 Glyders Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 612613
14. Crib Goch 923 3027 Snowdon Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 624552
15. Tryfan 915 3002 Glyders Snowdonia Conwy 115 SH 664594
16. Aran Fawddwy 905 2970 Arans Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 863224
17. Y Lliwedd 898 2946 Snowdon Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 622533
18. Pen y Gadair 893 2929 Cadair Idris Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 711130
19. Pen y Fan 886 2906 Brecon Beacons Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SO 012216
20. Aran Benllyn 885 2904 Arans Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 867243
21. Corn Du 873 2863 Brecon Beacons Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SO 007213
22. Moel Siabod 872 2861 Moelwyns Snowdonia Conwy 115 SH 705546
23. Erw y Ddafad Ddu 872 2860 Arans Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 865234
24. Mynydd Moel 863 2830 Cadair Idris Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 727137
25. Arenig Fawr 854 2801 Arenigs Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 827369
26. Llwytmor 849 2785 Carneddau Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 689692
27. Pen yr Helgi Du 833 2733 Carneddau Snowdonia Conwy 115 SH 698630
28. Foel Goch 831 2727 Glyders Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 628612
29. Cadair Berwyn 830 2723 Berwyns Berwyns Conwy/Denbighshire 125 SJ 071323
30. Moel Sych 827 2712 Berwyns Berwyns Conwy/Denbighshire 125 SJ 066318
31. Carnedd y Filiast 822 2696 Glyders Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 620628
32. Cyfrwy 811 2660 Cadair Idris Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 704133
- Waun Fach 811 2660 Black Mountains Brecon Beacons Powys 161 SO 215300
34. Y Foel Goch 805 2642 Glyders Snowdonia Conwy 115 SH 678582
35. Fan Brycheiniog 802 2630 Black Mountain Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SN 825218
36. Pen y Gadair Fawr 800 2624 Black Mountains Brecon Beacons Powys 161 SO 229287
37. Pen Llithrig y Wrach 799 2622 Carneddau Snowdonia Conwy 115 SH 716623
38. Cribyn 795 2608 Brecon Beacons Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SO 024213
39. Bera Mawr 794 2604 Carneddau Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 675683
40. Craig Cwm Amarch 791 2595 Cadair Idris Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 711121
41. Cadair Bronwen 785 2575 Berwyns Berwyns Denbighshire/Wrexham 125 SJ 077346
42. Moel Hebog 782 2566 Eifionydd/Nantlle Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 565469
43. Glasgwm 779 2557 Arans Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 837194
44. Moelwyn Mawr 770 2527 Moelwyns Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 658449
45. Drum 770 2526 Carneddau Snowdonia Gwynedd/Conwy 115 SH 708696
46. Waun Rydd 769 2523 Brecon Beacons Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SO 062206
47. Gallt yr Ogof 763 2503 Glyders Snowdonia Conwy 115 SH 685586
48. Fan Hir 761 2496 Black Mountain Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SN 831209
49. Drosgl 758 2487 Carneddau Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 664680
50. Y Llethr 756 2480 Rhinogs Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 661258
51. Pen Pumlumon Fawr 752 2467 Pumlumon Fawr Cambrian Mountains Ceredigion 135 SN 789869
52. Moel Llyfnant 751 2464 Arenigs Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 808352
53. Diffwys 750 2462 Rhinogs Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 661234
54. Bannau Sir Gaer (Picws Du) 749 2457 Black Mountain Brecon Beacons Carmarthenshire 160 SN 812218
55. Yr Aran 747 2451 Snowdon Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 604515
56. Pen Pumlumon Arwystli 741 2430 Pumlumon Fawr Cambrian Mountains Ceredigion 135/136 SN 815877
57. Fan Fawr 734 2409 Fforest Fawr Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SN 970193
58. Craig Cwm Silyn 734 2408 Eifionydd/Nantlle Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 525503
59. Rhobell Fawr 734 2408 Rhobell Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 787257
60. Pen Pumlumon Llygad-bychan 727 2385 Pumlumon Fawr Cambrian Mountains Ceredigion 135 SN 799872
61. Moel Eilio 726 2382 Snowdon Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 556577
62. Fan Gyhirych 725 2379 Fforest Fawr Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SN 881191
63. Rhinog Fawr 720 2362 Rhinogs Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 657290
64. Pen Allt Mawr 719 2360 Black Mountains Brecon Beacons Powys 161 SO 207243
65. Fan y Big 719 2358 Brecon Beacons Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SO 036207
66. Rhinog Fach 712 2335 Rhinogs Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH665270
67. Moelwyn Bach 711 2333 Moelwyns Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 660437
68. Trum y Ddysgl 709 2326 Eifionydd/Nantlle Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 545516
69. Black Mountain 703 2306 Black Mountains Brecon Beacons Powys/Herefordhire 161 SO 255350
70. Pen Cerrig Calch 701 2300 Black Mountains Brecon Beacons Powys 161 SO 217223
71. Allt Fawr 698 2290 Moelwyns Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 682475
- Mynydd Mawr 698 2290 Eifionydd/Nantlle Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 539547
- Mynydd Drws y Coed 695 2280 Eifionydd/Nantlle Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 549518
74. Foel Wen 691 2266 Berwyns Berwyns Powys/Wrexham 125 SJ 099334
75. Twmpa 690 2263 Black Mountains Brecon Beacons Powys 161 SO 225350
76. Cnicht 689 2262 Moelwyns Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 645466
77. Foel Hafod-fynydd 689 2260 Arans Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 877227
78. Arenig Fach 689 2259 Arenigs Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 821416
79. Gwaun y Llwyni 685 2248 Arans Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 857205
80. Pen y Brynfforchog 685 2247 Arans Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 818179
81. Y Garn 684 2245 Pumlumon Fawr Cambrian Mountains Ceredigion 135 SN 776852
82. Gau Graig 683 2240 Cadair Idris Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 744141
89 Mynydd Tarw 681 2233 Berwyns Berwyns Powys/Wrexham 125 SJ 113324
84. Chwarel y Fan 679 2228 Black Mountains Brecon Beacons Powys 161 SO 258294
85. Creigiau Gleision 678 2224 Carneddau Snowdonia Conwy 115 SH 729615
86. Moel Druman 676 2217 Moelwyns Snowdonia Gwynedd/Conwy 115 SH 671476
87. Maesglase - Maen Du 675 2213 Dyfi Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 823152
88. Moel Cynghorion 674 2210 Snowdon Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 586564
89. Ysgafell Wen 672 2204 Moelwyns Snowdonia Gwynedd/Conwy 115 SH 667481
90. Foel Rhudd/Esgeiriau Gwynion 671 2201 Arans Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 889236
91. Waun-oer 670 2197 Dyfi Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SN 815877
92. Carnedd y Filiast 669 2196 Arenigs Snowdonia Gwynedd/Conwy 124/125 SH 871446
93. Ysgafell Wen - North Top 669 2195 Moelwyns Snowdonia Gwynedd/Conwy 115 SH 663485
94. Tarren y Gesail 667 2189 Tarrens Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SN 799872
95. Cyrniau Nod 667 2188 Berwyns Berwyns Powys 125 SH 988279
96. Post Gwyn 665 2181 Berwyns Berwyns Powys 125 SJ 048294
97. Fan Nedd 663 2175 Fforest Fawr Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SN 913184
98. Mynydd Llysiau 663 2174 Black Mountains Brecon Beacons Powys 161 SO 207279
99 Dduallt 662 2172 Rhobell Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 811274
100. Craig-las (Tyrrau Mawr) 661 2168 Cadair Idris Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 677135
101. Manod Mawr 661 2168 Moelwyns Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 724447
102. Great Rhos 660 2166 Radnor Forest Radnor Forest Powys 148 SO 182639
103. Cribin Fawr 659 2161 Dyfi Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 795153
104. Manod Mawr - North Top 658 2158 Moelwyns Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 727458
105. Moel yr Ogof 655 2148 Eifionydd/Nantlle Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 556478
106. Allt Lwyd 654 2145 Brecon Beacons Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SO 079189
107. Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd 653 2142 Eifionydd/Nantlle Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 535514
108. Black Mixen 650 2132 Radnor Forest Radnor Forest Powys 148 SO 196644
109. Moel yr Hydd 648 2125 Moelwyns Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 672454
- Foel Cwm Sian Llwyd 648 2125 Berwyns Berwyns Gwynedd 125 SH 996314
111. Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw 646 2120 Berwyns Berwyns Gwynedd 125 SH 963283
112. Drygarn Fawr 645 2115 Elenydd Cambrian Mountains Powys 147 SN 862584
113. Llechwedd-llyfn 643 2109 Arenigs Snowdonia Gwynedd/Conwy 124/125 SH 857445
114. Moel Lefn 638 2094 Eifionydd/Nantlle Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 553485
115. Garreg Las 635 2083 Black Mountain Brecon Beacons Carmarthenshire 160 SN 777203
116. Tarrenhendre 634 2080 Tarrens Snowdonia Gwynedd 135 SH 683041
- Creigiau Gleision - North Top 634 2080 Carneddau Snowdonia Conwy 115 SH 734622
118. Fan Llia 632 2072 Fforest Fawr Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SN 938186
119. Moel Fferna 630 2066 Berwyns Berwyns Denbighshire/Wrexham 125 SJ116398
120. Craig Cerrig-gleisiad 629 2065 Fforest Fawr Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SN 961218
121. Y Garn 629 2063 Rhinogs Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 702230
- Foel Gron 629 2063 Snowdon Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 560569
- Fan Frynych 629 2063 Fforest Fawr Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SN 958228
124. Foel y Geifr 626 2054 Arans Snowdonia Gwynedd 125 SH 937275
125. Moel y Cerrig Duon 625 2049 Arans Snowdonia Gwynedd 125 SH 923242
126. Moel Penamnen 623 2044 Moelwyns Snowdonia Gwynedd 115 SH 716483
- Moel Ysgyfarnod 623 2044 Rhinogs Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 658346
128. Craig-y-llyn 622 2040 Cadair Idris Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 665119
129. Unnamed summit 621 2037 Berwyns Berwyns Powys 125 SJ 089369
130. Pen yr Allt Uchaf 620 2034 Arans Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 871197
131. Foel Boeth - Gallt y Daren 619 2031 Arenigs Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 779345
132. Moel Gornach (Garreg Lwyd) 619 2030 Black Mountain Brecon Beacons Carmarthenshire 160 SN 741179
133. Cefn yr Ystrad 617 2024 Mynydd Llangynidr Brecon Beacons Powys 160 SO 087137
134. Foel Penolau 614 2014 Rhinogs Snowdonia Gwynedd 124 SH 661348
135. Llechwedd Du 614 2013 Arans Snowdonia Gwynedd 124/125 SH 894224
136. Gorllwyn 613 2010 Elenydd Cambrian Mountains Powys 147 SN 918591
- Foel Goch 613 2010 Arans Snowdonia Gwynedd 125 SH 943291
138. Foel Goch 611 2004 Foel Goch Snowdonia Gwynedd/Conwy 125 SH 953423
139. Pen y Garn 610 2002 Elenydd Cambrian Mountains Ceredigion 135 SN 798771
140. Bache Hill 610 2001 Radnor Forest Radnor Forest Powys 148 SO 214636
141. Tal y Fan 610 2000 Carneddau Snowdonia Conwy 115 SH 729727


Sub-Hewitts



These are the near misses that didn’t quite meet the criteria to be included in the list.

Missed out on Height



No. Name Metres Feet Prominence (M) Range Area Map Grid Ref
142. Mynydd Troed 609 1998 286 Black Mountains Brecon Beacons 161 SO 165292
- Mynydd Graig Goch 609 1998 71 Eifionydd/Nantlle Snowdonia 115/123 SH 497485
- Craig Fach 609 1998 40 Snowdon Snowdonia 115 SH 634552
145. Glan-hafon 608 1995 84 Berwyns Snowdonia 125 SJ 078274
146. Moel Meirch 607 1991 56 Moelwyns Snowdonia 115 SH 661503
147. Cefn Coch 606 1988 47 Berwyns Snowdonia 125 SH 918257
148. Foel Goch 605 1985 92 Snowdon Snowdonia 115 SH 570563
- Craig Portas 605 1985 53 Dyfi Snowdonia 124/125 SH 801141
150. Y Gamriw 604 1982 49 Elenydd Cambrian Mountains 147 SN 944611
- Yr Allt 604 1982 40 Fforest Fawr Brecon Beacons 160 SN 905200
- Moel yr Henfaes East Top 604 1982 32 Berwyns Snowdonia 125 SJ 099373
153. Foel Lwyd 603 1978 54 Carneddau Snowdonia 115 SH 720723
154. Foel Fraith 602 1975 77 Black Mountain Brecon Beacons 160 SN 756183
- Y Gribin 602 1975 35 Arans Snowdonia 124/125 SH 843177
156. Craig y Llyn 600 1968 392 - Hirwaun 170 SN 906031



Missed out on Prominence



Name Metres Feet Prominence (M) Range Area Map Grid Ref
Pen y Castell 623 2044 29 Carneddau Snowdonia 115 SH 721688
Bera Bach 807 2648 21 Carneddau Snowdonia 115 SH 672677
Craig Eigiau 735 2411 20 Carneddau Snowdonia 115 SH713654
Garnedd-goch 700 2297 25 Eifionydd/Nantlle Snowdonia 115 SH 511495
Gallt yr Wenallt 619 2031 24 Snowdon Snowdonia 115 SH 642532
Craigysgafn 689 2260 24 Moelwyns Snowdonia 124 SH 659443
Llechog 718 2356 23 Snowdon Snowdonia 115 SH 606567
Y Garn 633 2077 21 Eifionydd/Nantlle Snowdonia 115 SH 551526
Mynydd Perfedd 812 2664 20 Glyders Snowdonia 115 SH 623619
Craiglwyn 623 2044 20 Carneddau Snowdonia 115 SH 730608
Llechwedd-llyfn 643 2110 25 Arenigs Snowdonia 124/125 SH 857446
Diffwys West Top 642 2106 21 Rhinogs Snowdonia 124 SH 648229
Cefn Gwyntog 615 2018 27 Berwyns Snowdonia 125 SH 976265
Stac Rhos 630 2067 25 Berwyns Snowdonia 125 SH 968278
Trum y Gwrgedd 612 2008 26 Arans Snowdonia 125 SH 941284
Godor 679 2228 25 Berwyns Snowdonia 125 SJ 094307
Moel yr Ewig 695 2280 24 Berwyns Snowdonia 125 SJ 080317
Foel Wen South Top 687 2254 21 Berwyns Snowdonia 125 SJ 102330
Tomle 742 2434 21 Berwyns Snowdonia 125 SJ085335
Corn Du 873 2864 28 Brecon Beacons Brecon Beacons 160 SO 007213
Y Gyrn 619 2031 24 Brecon Beacons Brecon Beacons 160 SN 988216
Allt Lwyd 654 2146 28 Brecon Beacons Brecon Beacons 160 SO 078189
Rhos Dirion 713 2339 22 Black Mountains Brecon Beacons 161 SO 211334
Pen Twyn Glas 646 2119 21 Black Mountains Brecon Beacons 161 SO 213257



County Tops



Frequent local government reorganisation has made things difficult for those who aspire to visit the highest point of all counties. One solution is to ignore the changes introduced in 1974 and 1996 and to stick to the 'traditional' county tops. In England this may be the only feasible approach, as there is a ragbag mixture of unitary and two-tier local authorities. In Wales the position is much simpler as there are now just 22 unitary authorities. A list of their highest points is given below. Some of these authorities could not be described as 'counties' in the traditional sense, so their highpoints are better described as Council Tops. Tops with a drop of 0 metres are not summits but are points on the side of a hill. Some are indeterminate, but the highest point of Merthyr Tydfil is unusual in being marked by a small lake: Pwll Mere. Fourteen Council Tops are Hewitts or Marilyns (or both), and a further six are near the top of one. This leaves just two Council Tops that require a completely separate ascent: Werfa (Bridgend) and Tair Onnen (Vale of Glamorgan).

Council Mountain Metres Feet Prominence (M) Map Grid Ref
Gwynedd Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa 1085 3560 1038 115 SH 609543
Conwy Carnedd Llewelyn 1064 3491 750 115 SH 683644
Powys Pen y Fan 886 2907 671 160 SO 012215
Denbighshire Moel Sych 827 2713 32 125 SJ 066318
Wrexham Craig Berwyn 790 2592 0 125 SJ 077335
Carmarthenshire Fan Foel 770 2526 0 160 SN 820223
Ceredigion Pen Pumlumon Fawr 752 2467 524 135 SN 789869
Monmouthshire Chwarel y Fan 679 2228 72 161 SO 259293
Neath Port Talbot Craig y Llyn 600 1968 392 170 SN 906031
Rhondda Cynon Taff Craig y Llyn 590 1935 0 170 SN 909031
Blaenau Gwent Coety Mountain 578 1896 231 161 SO 231079
Torfaen Cefn Coch 571 1873 35 161 SO 221093
Bridgend Werfa 568 1863 91 170 SS 912947
Flintshire Moel Famau 555 1821 272 116 SJ 161626
Caerphilly Twyn Ceilog 552 1811 0 161 SO 098127
Pembrokeshire Foel Cwmcerwyn 536 1759 344 145 SN 094311
Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr Common 530 1739 0 160 SO 080110
Swansea Mynydd y Betws 373 1224 205 159 SN 665095
Newport Wentwood 309 1014 240 171/172 ST 411943
Cardiff Garth Hill 307 1007 211 171 ST 103835
Anglesey Holyhead Mountain 220 722 220 114 SH 218829
Vale of Glamorgan Tair Onnen 137 449 64 170 ST 036739