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Welsh 800metres and Over

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Location: Wales, Europe

Object Title: Welsh 800metres and Over

County: Cymru - Wales

 

Page By: daveyboy

Created/Edited: Sep 4, 2007 / Apr 1, 2009

Object ID: 332589

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The Ranges and there Summits

Wales in the United Kingdom has 11 areas in its mountain ranges where the height's of there summits is in excess of 800metres

The ranges where this applies are as follows:-

Snowdon
Carneddau
Glyderau
Arans
Cadair Idris
Brecon Beacons
Moelwyns (Moel Siabod)
Arenigs
Berwyns
The Black Mountains (East Brecon Beacons)
The Black Mountain (West Brecon Beacons)

The regions in each of the given tables. Such as 30B 30E etc are references from the Relative Hills of Britain. A listing by the author Alan Dawson.
More information on this listing via this LINK TO RELATIVE HILLS OF BRITAIN

THE LISTING AND TABLES FOR THE GIVEN RANGES AND AREAS ARE AS FOLLOWS

The Snowdon Range

Consisting of England and Wales highest summit and home to some of the greatest mountain activities Wales can offer this range of mountains is always busy rain or shine.


 
The Snowdon Range
 
 
The Three 3000feet peaks of Snowdon
 
 
Y Lliwedd
 


The Snowdon Range in total has 6 summits/tops in excess of 800metres


SUMMIT - TOP REGION RANGE Height metres Height feet
Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa 30B Snowdon 1085 3560
Crib y Ddysgl 30B Snowdon 1065 3494
Crib Goch 30B Snowdon 923 3028
Y Lliwedd 30B Snowdon 898 2946
Y Lliwedd East Top 30B Snowdon 893 2930
Lliwedd Bach 30B Snowdon 818 2684


The Carneddau

Being the most isolated and highest mass of land over 3000feet in England and Wales this range has some fine summits and after the Snowdon range is the only other to have summits in excess of 1000metres.


 
Carneddau Range
 
 
Carnedd Llewelyn and Yr Elen
 
 
Carnedd Dafydd
 


The Carneddau in total has 10 summits/tops in excess of 800metres


SUMMIT - TOP REGION RANGE Height metres Height feet
Carnedd Llewelyn 30B Carneddau 1064 3491
Carnedd Dafydd 30B Carneddau 1044 3425
Pen yr Ole Wen 30B Carneddau 978 3209
Foel Grach 30B Carneddau 976 3202
Yr Elen 30B Carneddau 962 3156
Foel-fras 30B Carneddau 942 3091
Garnedd Uchaf 30B Carneddau 926 3038
Llwytmor 30B Carneddau 849 2785
Pen yr Helgi Du 30B Carneddau 833 2733
Bera Bach 30B Carneddau 807 2648


The Glyderau

A large range of summits with what must be Wales second most popular peak Tryfan as part of it consists of some fine stomping ground for knocking off high peaks as the range consists of a long east to west ridge divided north from the Carneddau by the Ogwen Valley and divided south from Snowdon by the Pen y Pass.


 
Glyderau Range and Tryfan
 
 
Glyders Tryfan and the Carneddau
 
 
Glyder Fach and Fawr
 


The Glyderau in total has 9 summits/tops in excess of 800metres


SUMMIT - TOP REGION RANGE Height metres Height feet
Glyder Fawr 30B Glyders 999 3278
Glyder Fach 30B Glyders 994 3261
Y Garn 30B Glyders 947 3107
Elidir Fawr 30B Glyders 924 3031
Tryfan 30B Glyders 915 3002
Foel-goch 30B Glyders 831 2726
Carnedd y Filiast 30B Glyders 821 2694
Mynydd Perfedd 30B Glyders 812 2664
Y Foel Goch 30B Glyders 805 2641


The Arans

A truely isolated ridge within the middle of Wales.
It is rarely used and is a great quiet day out on the tops. With its height and position it commands fine views 360degree of the whole of Wales also giving views in as far as the Pennines and Malverns.


 
The Arans
 
 
Aran Fawddwy
 
 
The Aran Ridge
 


The Arans have in total 4 summits/tops in excess of 800metres


SUMMIT - TOP REGION RANGE Height metres Height feet
Aran Fawddwy 30E Arans 905 2969
Aran Benllyn 30E Arans 885 2904
Erw y Ddafad-ddu 30E Arans 872 2861
Pen-aran 30E Arans 840 2756


Cadair Idris

A fine ridge just south of the Welsh town of Dolgellau which has a great horseshoe walk combining all its summits. Views north from here encompass the whole of Snowdonia the Arans and the Berwyns. Views south cover Plynlymon Fawr the Brecon Beacons and The Black Mountains.


 
Cadair Idris
 
 
Cadair Idris and Dolgellau Church
 
 
Llyn y Cau
 


The Cadair Idris range has in total 3 summits/tops in excess of 800metres


SUMMIT - TOP REGION RANGE Height metres Height feet
Cadair Idris - Penygadair 30F Cadair Idris 893 2930
Mynydd Moel 30F Cadair Idris 863 2831
Cyfrwy 30F Cadair Idris 811 2661


The Brecon Beacons

South Wales most famous range of summits consisting of large eroded sandstone cliffs on there north face. Views from here cover most of south Wales other peaks and as far as the Gloucestershire Cotswolds over 40 miles away on the finest of days.


 
Brecon Beacons
 
 
Pen y Fan from the top of...
 
 
Just gets better
 


The Brecon Beacons area has in total 3 summits/tops in excess of 800metres


SUMMIT - TOP REGION RANGE Height metres Height feet
Pen y Fan 32A Beacons 886 2907
Corn Du 32A Beacons 873 2864
Duwynt 32A Beacons 824 2703


Moelwyns

The summit of Moel Siabod comes under the Moelwyn Range but as it stands out as such an isolated summit and is the only one in excess of 800metres in this region it is normally looked at as a seperate summit.


 
Moel Siabod
 
 
Moel Siabod
 
 
Moel Siabod
 


The area has only 1 summit/top that is in excess of 800metres


SUMMIT - TOP REGION RANGE Height metres Height feet
Moel Siabod 30B Moelwyns 872 2861


Arenigs

The Arenigs are an isolated group of summits situated between the towns of Bala and Trawsfynydd. They consist of three main summits the largest being that of Arenig Fawr which has two of the 800metre+ tops. This is also linked to its neighbouring summit called Moel Lyfnant. The third summit Arenig Fach is far and isolated from these in being to the north and on the other side of the main Bala to Trawsfynydd road.


 
Arenigs
 
 
Arenig Fawr
 
 
Arenig Fawr
 


In total the area has 3 summits/tops in excess of 800metres


SUMMIT - TOP REGION RANGE Height metres Height feet
Arenig Fawr 30D Arenigs 854 2802
Arenig Fawr South Top 30D Arenigs 830 2723
Moel Llechwedd 30D Arenigs 815 2674


The Berwyns

The Berwyns are a fantastic range situated just in the border of Wales from Shropshire and Cheshire. They stand between the towns of Llangollen to the north. Llangynog to the south and Bala to the west.


 
Berwyns
 
 
Cadair Berwyn across Llyn Lluncaws
 
 
The Berwyn Ridge
 


In total there are 3 summits/tops in excess of 800metres


SUMMIT - TOP REGION RANGE Height metres Height feet
Cadair Berwyn 30E Berwyns 830 2723
Cadair Berwyn North Top 30E Berwyns 827 2713
Moel Sych 30E Berwyns 827 2713



The Black Mountains (East Brecon Beacons)

A vast area of upland that rises between the towns of Abergavenny and Hay On Wye consisting of many ridges and valleys that slope calmly from a south east to north west direction then falling away with steep slopes into the Wye valley. The highest tops of this region are all on the areas north west side.


 
Black Mountains
 
 
The Black Mountains
 
 
The Black Mountains
 


The area has only 2 summits/tops in excess of 800metres


SUMMIT - TOP REGION RANGE Height metres Height feet
Waun Fach 32A Black Mtns 811 2661
Pen y Gadair Fawr 32A Black Mtns 800 2625


The Black Mountain (West Brecon Beacons)

These summits rise in a great sloping ridge from the south and falling away with stunning cliffs on there north face that were coursed by glacial action back in the ice age period.


 
The Black Mountain
 
 
Fan Brycheiniog
 
 
Bannau Sir Gaer
 


The area has only 1 summit/top that is in excess of 800metres


SUMMIT - TOP REGION RANGE Height metres Height feet
Fan Brycheiniog 32A Black Mountain 802 2631

Links to Summitpost Pages for the Above Areas

The following links are direct links to each area or specific summit that has its own Summitpost page.

The following link to Nanuls Summitpost Page for Snowdonia covers all the relevent summits and ranges in my listings within the Snowdonia National Park area.
SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK
The following Links are for those summits and ranges that stray from the Snowdonia region.
BRECON BEACONS
BLACK MOUNTAINS
BLACK MOUNTAIN

Links for the Weather Forecasts for the Above Areas

The following links are direct to the relevent 5-Day weather forecast for each of regions given in the table above.

Snowdon 5-Day Forecast
Carneddau 5-Day Forecast
Glyderau 5-Day Forecast
Arans 5-Day Forecast
Cadair Idris 5-Day Forecast
Brecon Beacons 5-Day Forecast
Moel Siabod 5-Day Forecast
Arenig Fawr 5-Day Forecast
Berwyns 5-Day Forecast
Black Mountains 5-Day Forecast
Black Mountain 5-Day Forecast

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