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The Arans from Cwm Cywarch
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Nat Park - Snowdonia - Arans Lake Bala

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Stephen Starkey

Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km

Ascent - 4500 feet / 1364 metres

Time - 11 hours 30 minutes

Grade - hard

This challenging walk in Southern Snowdonia includes all the main summits over 2000 feet in the Arans. Located south of Lake Bala, these mountains rise to nearly 3000 feet and provide some excellent walking and superb views. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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