Aran Benllyn

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Aran Benllyn
Aran Benllyn from Erw y Ddafad-ddu
Highest point
Elevation885 m (2,904 ft) [1]
Prominence50 m (160 ft)
Parent peakAran Fawddwy
ListingHewitt, Nuttall
Language of nameWelsh
LocationGwynedd, Wales
Parent rangeSnowdonia
OS gridSH862223
Topo mapOS Landranger 124

Aran Benllyn is a subsidiary summit of Aran Fawddwy in southern Snowdonia, North Wales, Wales, United Kingdom. It is the second highest peak in the Aran mountain range.

It rises from the south shore of Llyn Tegid, and tops the northern point on the main Aran ridge. In between it and Aran Fawddwy lies another summit: Erw y Ddafad-ddu.

The summit has a few rocky outcrops and is marked by a small cairn. The view include: Llyn Tegid to the north, Foel y Geifr to the east, Erw y Ddafad-ddu to the south and Rhobell Fawr and Cadair Idris to the west. [2] [3] [4]

North-east of the summit is a lake, Llyn Lliwbran.


  1. ^ Crocker, Chris; Graham Jackson. "Mountaineering & Rock Climbing in the UK: Aran Benllyn". Database of British Hills. Mountain Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  2. ^ Marsh, Terry. The Summits of Snowdonia (London: Robert Hale, 1984)
  3. ^ Marsh, Terry. The Mountains of Wales (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1985)
  4. ^ 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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Coordinates: 52°47′16.35″N 3°41′18.10″W / 52.7878750°N 3.6883611°W / 52.7878750; -3.6883611