The north-eastern face of Arenig Fach
|Elevation||689 m (2,260 ft)|
|Prominence||294 m (965 ft)|
|Parent peak||Arenig Fawr|
|Listing||Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall|
|English translation||Small High Ground|
|Language of name||Welsh|
|Pronunciation||Welsh: [aˈrɛnɪɡ ˈvax]|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 124|
It lies close to Llyn Celyn alongside the A4212 between Trawsfynydd and Bala. Carnedd y Filiast and Foel Goch (Arenigs) is to the east, while Moel Llyfnant, Gallt y Daren and Arenig Fawr are to the south.
The summit itself is known as Carnedd Bachgen, named after the ancient cairn, Carnedd y Bachgen (which lies just north-east of the summit), and is the highest point at the north end of a wide plateau. There is a trig point and a substantial shelter cairn. The mountain rises from the Migneint moorland and looks like a bulky heathery "lump" from most directions. However, its north-eastern face has steep cliffs with a small corrie lake, Llyn Arenig Fach, at their bottom. The last glacier occupation of this corrie is thought to have happened during the Loch Lomond Stadial.
- Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
- Loch Lomond Stadial glaciers in the Aran and Arenig Mountains, North Wales, Great Britain. Philip D. Hughes. Geological Journal, Volume 37 Issue 1, Pages 9 - 15. 2001.
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