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Arenig Fach
Moorland above Llyn Arenig Fach 779212.jpg
The north-eastern face of Arenig Fach
Highest point
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
Location Gwynedd, Wales
Parent range Snowdonia
OS grid SH827370
Topo map OS Landranger 124

Arenig Fach is a mountain in southern Snowdonia, north Wales. It is a peak in the Arenig range and lies to the north of its parent peak Arenig Fawr.

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. From a distance it looks like a huge lump.

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.

Arenig Fach summit area with Carnedd Bachgen (right)
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