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Tarrenhendre from Tarren y Gesail
Elevation 634 m (2,080 ft)
Prominence 203 m (666 ft)
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Location Snowdonia, Wales
Range Cadair Idris
Coordinates 52°37′06″N 3°56′47″W / 52.6182°N 3.9465°W / 52.6182; -3.9465Coordinates: 52°37′06″N 3°56′47″W / 52.6182°N 3.9465°W / 52.6182; -3.9465
Topo map OS Explorer OL23

Tarrenhendre is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales. It is one of the Marilyns in the Cadair Idris group.

Lying to the south of Cadair Idris, it and its neighbour Tarren y Gesail form the bulk of the Tarren subgroup. The Tarrens rise from the south shore of the Tal-y-llyn Lake and end at the Dyfi estuary.

The summit is heathery and boggy, and has a small cairn to mark the highest point. The views are extensive to the south and east, with Plynlimon and Cardigan Bay ahead, while the north views are dominated by Cadair Idris and Maesglase to the west.

The Tarrens can be thought of as forgotten mountains of Snowdonia, overshadowed by the popularity of Cadair Idris, occupying the sleepy south-western frontier of the Snowdonia national park.[1]


  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

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