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Wales is famous for mountains with the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales the most well known. However, much of Wales's diverse landscape is mountainous, particularly in the north and central regions. The mountains were shaped during the last ice age, the Devensian glaciation. The highest mountains in Wales include Snowdon, which at 3,560 feet high is the highest peak in Wales. There are 14 more Welsh mountains over 3,000 feet high which are known collectively as the Welsh 3000's. Apart from Snowdonia there are other famous mountainous region of Wales such as the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. The Brecon Beacons are in the south with the highest mountain being Pen-y-Fan at 2,907 ft. The Brecon Beacons are neighboured by the Cambrian Mountains in Mid Wales after which the earliest geological period of the Paleozoic era, the Cambrian, is named. The Black Mountains are in the south east of Wales. With so much choice and diversity to choose from why not take up the gauntlet and climb all 188 the Welsh mountains in my list which are all over 2,000 feet high?


 
No Mountain Location
Height
(feet)
Height
(metres)
OS Grid Ref
1 Snowdon Snowdon
3,560
1,085
SH609543
2 Crib y Ddysgl (Garnedd Ugain) Snowdon
3,494
1,065
SH610551
3 Carnedd Llewelyn Carneddau
3,491
1,064
SH683644
4 Carnedd Dafydd Carneddau
3,425
1,044
SH663630
5 Glyder Fawr Glyders
3,278
999
SH642579
6 Glyder Fach Glyders
3,261
994
SH656582
7 Pen yr Ole Wen Carneddau
3,209
978
SH655619
8 Foel Grach Carneddau
3,202
976
SH688658
9 Yr Elen Carneddau
3,156
962
SH673650
10 Y Garn (Glyderau) Glyders
3,107
947
SH630595
11 Foel-fras Carneddau
3,091
942
SH696681
12 Garnedd Uchaf Carneddau
3,038
926
SH687669
13 Elidir Fawr Glyders
3,031
924
SH612613
14 Crib Goch Snowdon
3,028
923
SH624551
15 Tryfan Glyders
3,002
915
SH664593
16 Aran Fawddwy Arans
2,969
905
SH862223
17 Y Lliwedd Snowdon
2,946
898
SH622533
18 Y Lliwedd East Top Snowdon
2,930
893
SH623532
19 Cadair Idris - Penygadair Cadair Idris
2,930
893
SH711130
20 Pen y Fan Brecon Beacons
2,907
886
SO012215
21 Aran Benllyn Arans
2,904
885
SH867242
22 Corn Du Brecon Beacons
2,864
873
SO007213
23 Erw y Ddafad-ddu Arans
2,861
872
SH864233
24 Moel Siabod Moelwyns
2,861
872
SH705546
25 Mynydd Moel Cadair Idris
2,831
863
SH703133
26 Arenig Fawr Arenigs
2,802
854
SH827369
27 Llwytmor Carneddau
2,785
849
SH689692
28 Pen yr Helgi Du Carneddau
2,733
833
SH698630
29 Foel-goch Glyders
2,726
831
SH628611
30 Arenig Fawr South Top Arenigs
2,723
830
SH826366
31 Cadair Berwyn Berwyns
2,723
830
SJ071323
32 Cadair Berwyn North Top Berwyns
2,713
827
SJ072327
33 Moel Sych Berwyns
2,713
827
SJ066318
34 Carnedd y Filiast (Glyderau) Glyders
2,694
821
SH620627
35 Lliwedd Bach Snowdon
2,684
818
SH627532
36 Mynydd Perfedd Glyders
2,664
812
SH623619
37 Cyfrwy Cadair Idris
2,661
811
SH703133
38 Waun Fach Black Mountains
2,661
811
SO215300
39 Bera Bach Carneddau
2,648
807
SH672677
40 Y Foel Goch Glyders
2,641
805
SH677582
41 Fan Brycheiniog Brecon Beacons
2,631
802
SN825217
42 Pen y Gadair Fawr Black Mountains
2,625
800
SO229287
43 Pen Llithrig y Wrach Carneddau
2,621
799
SH716623
44 Foel Meirich Carneddau
2,608
795
SH659637
45 Cribyn Brecon Beacons
2,608
795
SO023213
46 Bera Mawr Carneddau
2,605
794
SH674682
47 Craig Cwm Amarch Cadair Idris
2,595
791
SH710121
48 Cadair Bronwen Berwyns
2,575
785
SJ077346
49 Moel Hebog Hebog
2,569
783
SH565469
50 Glasgwm Arans
2,559
780
SH836194
51 Drum Carneddau
2,526
770
SH708695
52 Moelwyn Mawr Moelwyns
2,526
770
SH658448
53 Waun Rydd Brecon Beacons
2,523
769
SO062206
54 Gallt yr Ogof Glyders
2,503
763
SH685585
55 Fan Hir Brecon Beacons
2,497
761
SN830209
56 Drosgl Carneddau
2,487
758
SH664679
57 Y Llethr Rhinogs
2,480
756
SH661258
58 Bwlch y Ddwyallt Brecon Beacons
2,474
754
SO054203
59 Pumlumon Fawr Central Wales
2,467
752
SN789869
60 Moel Llyfnant Arenigs
2,464
751
SH808351
61 Diffwys Rhinogs
2,461
750
SH661234
62 Bannau Sir Gaer - Picws Du Brecon Beacons
2,457
749
SN811218
63 Yr Aran Snowdon
2,451
747
SH604515
64 Tomle Berwyns
2,434
742
SJ085335
65 Pen Pumlumon Arwystli Central Wales
2,431
741
SN815877
66 Craig Eigiau Carneddau
2,411
735
SH713654
67 Rhobell Fawr Arenigs
2,408
734
SH786256
68 Craig Cwm Silyn Hebog
2,408
734
SH525502
69 Fan Fawr Brecon Beacons
2,408
734
SN969193
70 Pen Pumlumon Llygad-bychan Central Wales
2,385
727
SN799871
71 Moel Eilio Snowdon
2,382
726
SH555577
72 Fan Gyhirych Brecon Beacons
2,379
725
SN880190
73 Rhinog Fawr Rhinogs
2,362
720
SH656290
74 Pen Allt-mawr Black Mountains
2,362
720
SO206243
75 Fan y Big Brecon Beacons
2,359
719
SO036206
76 Llechog Snowdon
2,356
718
SH606567
77 Rhos Dirion Black Mountains
2,339
713
SO211334
78 Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top Arenigs
2,336
712
SH827359
79 Rhinog Fach Rhinogs
2,336
712
SH664270
80 Moelwyn Bach Moelwyns
2,329
710
SH660437
81 Trum y Ddysgl Hebog
2,326
709
SH544516
82 Black Mountain Black Mountains
2,306
703
SO255350
83 Pen Cerrig-calch Black Mountains
2,300
701
SO217223
84 Cadair Bronwen East Top Berwyns
2,297
700
SJ087352
85 Garnedd-goch Hebog
2,297
700
SH511495
86 Mynydd Mawr Hebog
2,290
698
SH539546
87 Allt Fawr Moelwyns
2,290
698
SH681474
88 Moel yr Ewig Berwyns
2,280
695
SJ080317
89 Mynydd Drws-y-coed Hebog
2,280
695
SH548518
90 Foel Wen Berwyns
2,267
691
SJ099334
91 Twmpa Black Mountains
2,264
690
SO224350
92 Foel Hafod-fynydd Arans
2,260
689
SH877227
93 Arenig Fach Arenigs
2,260
689
SH820415
94 Cnicht Moelwyns
2,260
689
SH645466
95 Craigysgafn Moelwyns
2,260
689
SH659443
96 Carnedd y Ddelw Carneddau
2,257
688
SH707705
97 Foel Wen South Top Berwyns
2,254
687
SJ102330
98 Pen y Brynfforchog Arans
2,247
685
SH817179
99 Gwaun y Llwyni Arans
2,247
685
SH857204
100 Cnicht North Top Moelwyns
2,247
685
SH648468
101 Y Garn Central Wales
2,244
684
SN775851
102 Gau Graig Cadair Idris
2,241
683
SH744141
103 Mynydd Tarw Berwyns
2,234
681
SJ102330
104 Godor Berwyns
2,228
679
SJ094307
105 Chwarel y Fan Black Mountains
2,228
679
SO259293
106 Creigiau Gleision Carneddau
2,224
678
SH729615
107 Waun Lefrith Brecon Beacons
2,221
677
SN797215
108 Maesglase (West Top) Cadair Idris
2,218
676
SH817150
109 Moel Druman Moelwyns
2,218
676
SH671476
110 Godor North Top Berwyns
2,215
675
SJ089311
111 Moel Cynghorion Snowdon
2,211
674
SH586563
112 Ysgafell Wen Moelwyns
2,205
672
SH667481
113 Esgeiriau Gwynion(Foel Rhudd) Arans
2,201
671
SH889236
114 Waun-oer Cadair Idris
2,198
670
SH785147
115 Crib-y-rhiw Rhinogs
2,198
670
SH663249
116 Carnedd y Filiast Arenigs
2,195
669
SH871445
117 Ysgafell Wen Moelwyns
2,195
669
SH663485
118 Pumlumon Fach Central Wales
2,192
668
SN787874
119 Fan Fraith Brecon Beacons
2,192
668
SN887183
120 Cyrniau Nod Berwyns
2,188
667
SH988279
121 Tarren y Gesail Cadair Idris
2,188
667
SH710059
122 Post Gwyn Berwyns
2,182
665
SJ047294
123 Fan Nedd Brecon Beacons
2,175
663
SN913184
124 Mynydd Llysiau Black Mountains
2,175
663
SO207279
125 Dduallt Arenigs
2,172
662
SH810273
126 Craig-las (Tyrrau Mawr) Cadair Idris
2,169
661
SH677135
127 Ysgafell Wen North Top Moelwyns
2,169
661
SH723446
128 Great Rhos Central Wales
2,165
660
SO182639
129 Foel Rhudd Arans
2,162
659
SH895239
130 Y Groes Fagl Berwyns
2,162
659
SH988290
131 Cribin Fawr Cadair Idris
2,162
659
SH794153
132 Manod Mawr North Top Moelwyns
2,159
658
SH727458
133 Pen Twyn Mawr Black Mountains
2,159
658
SO242267
134 Moel yr Ogof Hebog
2,149
655
SH556478
135 Allt Lwyd Brecon Beacons
2,146
654
SO078189
136 Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd Hebog
2,142
653
SH535514
137 Black Mixen Central Wales
2,133
650
SO196643
138 Ysgafell Wen Far North Top Moelwyns
2,133
650
SH663487
139 Foel Cwm Sian Llwyd Berwyns
2,126
648
SH995313
140 Moel-yr-hydd Moelwyns
2,126
648
SH672454
141 Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw Berwyns
2,119
646
SH962283
142 Pen Twyn Glas Black Mountains
2,119
646
SO213257
143 Drygarn Fawr Central Wales
2,116
645
SN862583
144 Waun Garnedd-y-Filiast Arenigs
2,113
644
SH874452
145 Carnedd Llechwedd-llyfn Arenigs
2,110
643
SH857446
146 Gyrn Wigau Carneddau
2,110
643
SH654675
147 Diffwys West Top Rhinogs
2,106
642
SH648229
148 Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top Moelwyns
2,100
640
SH661452
149 Moel Lefn Hebog
2,093
638
SH553485
150 Black Mountain - South Top Black Mountains
2,090
637
SO266322
151 Garreg Las (Twyn Swnd) Brecon Beacons
2,083
635
SN777203
152 Tarrenhendre Cadair Idris
2,080
634
SH682041
153 Creigiau Gleision North Top Carneddau
2,080
634
SH733622
154 Y Garn Hebog
2,077
633
SH551526
155 Gwaun Lydan Arans
2,073
632
SH880211
156 Fan Llia Brecon Beacons
2,073
632
SN938186
157 Stac Rhos Berwyns
2,067
630
SH968278
158 Moel Fferna Berwyns
2,067
630
SJ116397
159 Foel Gron Snowdon
2,064
629
SH560568
160 Y Garn Rhinogs
2,064
629
SH702230
161 Craig Cerrig-gleisiad Brecon Beacons
2,064
629
SN960217
162 Fan Frynych Brecon Beacons
2,064
629
SN958227
163 Foel y Geifr Berwyns
2,054
626
SH937275
164 Moel y Cerrig Duon Arans
2,051
625
SH923241
165 Pen y Castell Carneddau
2,044
623
SH721688
166 Craiglwyn Carneddau
2,044
623
SH730608
167 Moel Penamnen Moelwyns
2,044
623
SH716483
168 Moel Ysgyfarnogod Rhinogs
2,044
623
SH658345
169 Craig-y-llyn Cadair Idris
2,041
622
SH665119
170 Moel yr Henfaes Berwyns
2,037
621
SJ089369
171 Pen yr Allt Uchaf Arans
2,034
620
SH871197
172 Waun Camddwr Arans
2,034
620
SH848206
173 Gallt yr Wenallt Snowdon
2,031
619
SH642532
174 Gallt y Daren Arenigs
2,031
619
SH778344
175 Y Gyrn Brecon Beacons
2,031
619
SN988216
176 Cefn yr Ystrad Brecon Beacons
2,024
617
SO086137
177 Foel Boeth Arenigs
2,021
616
SH779341
178 Garreg Lwyd (Moel Gornach) Brecon Beacons
2,021
616
SN740179
179 Cefn Gwyntog Berwyns
2,018
615
SH976265
180 Llechwedd Du Arans
2,014
614
SH894224
181 Foel Penolau Rhinogs
2,014
614
SH661348
182 Gorllwyn Central Wales
2,011
613
SN917590
183 Foel Goch Berwyns
2.011
613
SH943290
184 Trum y Gwrgedd Berwyns
2,008
612
SH941284
185 Foel Goch Arenigs
2,005
611
SH953422
186 Bache Hill Central Wales
2,001
610
SO213636
187 Pen y Garn Central Wales
2,001
610
SN798770
188 Tal y Fan Carneddau
2,001
610
SH729726
           

Note -  The list reflects the 'Welsh Nuttalls' classification. This list was compiled by John and Anne Nuttall in their book 'The Mountains in England and Wales, Volume 2 - England'. Their classification includes mountains which are over 2,000 feet high with a rise on all sides of 50 feet.

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