Wales and Welsh Border

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointSnowdon (1085 m/3560 ft)
CountriesUnited Kingdom
States/ProvincesWales (71%), England (29%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area29,042 sq km / 11,213 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent229 km / 142 mi North-South
215 km / 133 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long52° 25' N; 3° 44' W
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Map of Wales and Welsh Border
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Wales and Welsh Border.
Great BritainLevel 3 (Parent)
         Scotland IslandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Northwest HighlandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Grampian MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southern Scotland-Isle of ManLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Wales and Welsh BorderLevel 4
                 North WalesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Mid-WalesLevel 5 (Child)
                 South WalesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Welsh BorderLevel 5 (Child)
         England HillsLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Wales and Welsh Border

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Snowdon10853560North Wales
2.Crib y Ddysgl10653494North Wales
3.Carnedd Llewelyn10643491North Wales
4.Carnedd Dafydd10443425North Wales
5.Glyder Fawr9993278North Wales
6.Glyder Fach9943261North Wales
7.Pen yr Ole Wen9783209North Wales
8.Foel Grach9763202North Wales
9.Castell y Gwynt9723189North Wales
10.Yr Elen9623156North Wales
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Snowdon10853560North Wales
2.Pen y Fan8862907South Wales
4.Great Rhos6602165Welsh Border

Photos of Peaks in the Wales and Welsh Border


Snowdon is the high triangular peak in this view from the Pen-Y-Pass approach (1993-06-27).
Pen y Fan
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The marker on top of Pen y Fan at dusk on a hazy day in early September 2014 (2014-09-04). Photo by Marcus Lostracco.
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The neolithic summit of Penycloddiau looking north along the Clwydian Range (2013-12-26). Photo by Peter Stone.
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