WASHIS The Highest Hills in Wales over 600m

What are the WASHIS?

The highest mountains in Wales. Well, Scotland has it’s Munros (among others) and the Lakes have their Wainwrights. Wales doesn’t have a list of summits in it’s own right. While there are hills known as Nuttalls, they are not specific to Wales and include an ever increasing list of summits with 30 metres drop all around, making for a long list. It is also rather patronising for the Welsh and English hills to be included with that of a neighbouring country. Some lists also stick to the old imperial figure of 2000 feet making a mountain, or 610 metres, which really is rather clumsy in metric.

Washis are all the hills in Wales that are over 600m and have at least 50 metres drop all around.

Some notable tops have not made it into the main list, including some of the traditional ‘3000 Footers’. There are some other summits missing from the list. Y Garn on the Nantlle ridge for one, an excellent viewpoint or Bera Mawr, an excellent little scramble to the summit tor. Fan Y Big in the Beacons fails to make it too. Just because they’re not on the list, doesn’t mean they’re not worth visiting. Ok, some of these lesser tops are no more than bumps on a ridge, but that’s one drawback of any list. It’s exclusive by nature.

Download the FREE WASHIS Booklet

List of WASHIS – As regular pages

WASHIS Booklet – Print this back to back

I’d pondered producing a list based on my opinion, but that’s just open to arguments. The Munros are based on very little criteria and that has meant debate on what hills are included and which are not. Instead, there is an extra list at the end of the booklet that includes a couple of “Wishy-WASHIes”, or summits that don’t quite qualify as separate tops but are close. There is no criteria here, and space is left to add your favourites to it!

The list can be used to tick off the summits in each area, or as a whole, it’s up to you. The height, location and name of each summit is given, and you can include the date ascended on the right (or just tick it!). Reascent and other info has been omitted to keep this list simple for now.

It is also quite important that any hill list is easily obtainable. Many listings of the Welsh (and usually English) summits, with the notable exception of the Nuttall’s books, are out of print. This list is free to download, and produces a tidy little booklet if you print it back to back. You may print off and distribute as many as you want, which might be useful if you run a club or similar.

Oh, and as maps are now metric, all my information is also in metric. I make no apologies for this, just point out that 1m = 3.281 ft (approximately)

We will be adding a full interactive summit list which users can tick off as they go along.

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Full List of the WASHIS

Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa 4.75/5 (4)

Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa is a summit in the Snowdon region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Yr Wyddfa is Prononunced like this –  yrwyddfa Please rate this Rating

Carnedd Llewelyn 4.67/5 (3)

Carnedd Llewelyn is a summit in the The Carneddau region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Carnedd Llewelyn is 1064 metres high. All the walking routes up Carnedd Llewelyn on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the cairn. Other Notes: shelter 25m SW of cairn …

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Tarrenhendre No ratings yet.

Tarrenhendre is a summit in the Cadair Idris region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Tarrenhendre is 634 metres high. All the walking routes up Tarrenhendre on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the cairn on peat hag. Other Notes: See more information below. Please …

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Cader Idris Minffordd Path

Pen Cerrig-calch No ratings yet.

Pen Cerrig-calch is a summit in the Black Mountains region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Pen Cerrig-calch is 701 metres high. All the walking routes up Pen Cerrig-calch on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the ancient cairn. Other Notes: higher than trig point …

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Tryfan 5/5 (4)

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Yr Elen 4/5 (1)

Yr Elen is a summit in the Carneddau region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Yr Elen is 962 metres high. All the walking routes up Yr Elen on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the rock outcrop. Other Notes: rock outcrop with cairn 50m …

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Y Garn (Glyderau) 4.5/5 (2)

Y Garn (Glyderau) is a summit in the Glyderau region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Y Garn (Glyderau) is 947 metres high. All the walking routes up Y Garn (Glyderau) on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the cairn/shelter. Other Notes: See more information …

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Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant Circular Walk

Moel Llyfnant 4/5 (2)

Moel Llyfnant is a summit in the Arenig region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Moel Llyfnant is 751 metres high. All the walking routes up Moel Llyfnant on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the cairn on rocky outcrop. Other Notes: See more information …

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Cader Idris Minffordd Path

Mynydd Troed No ratings yet.

Mynydd Troed is a summit in the Black Mountains region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Mynydd Troed is 609 metres high. All the walking routes up Mynydd Troed on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the trig point. Other Notes: See more information below. …

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Cader Idris Minffordd Path

Fan Nedd No ratings yet.

Fan Nedd is a summit in the Brecon Beacons region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Fan Nedd is 663 metres high. All the walking routes up Fan Nedd on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the trig point. Other Notes: See more information below. …

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Pen y Garn No ratings yet.

Pen y Garn is a summit in the Central Wales – Pumlumon region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Pen y Garn is 611 metres high. All the walking routes up Pen y Garn on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the no feature by …

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Moel Eilio 3.5/5 (2)

Moel Eilio is a summit in the Snowdon region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Moel Eilio is 726 metres high. All the walking routes up Moel Eilio on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the windshelter. Other Notes: See more information below. Please rate …

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Allt-Fawr (Allt Fawr) 4/5 (1)

Allt-Fawr [Allt Fawr] is a summit in the Moelwynion region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Allt-Fawr [Allt Fawr] is 698 metres high. All the walking routes up Allt-Fawr [Allt Fawr] on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the rocky outcrop. Other Notes: rock 5m …

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Elidir Fawr 4/5 (4)

Elidir Fawr is a summit in the Glyderau region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Elidir Fawr is 924 metres high. All the walking routes up Elidir Fawr on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the summit shelter. Other Notes: See more information below. Please …

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Mynydd Mawr 4/5 (2)

Mynydd Mawr is a summit in the Hebog and Nantlle Ridge region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Mynydd Mawr is 698 metres high. All the walking routes up Mynydd Mawr on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the cairn N of windshelter. Other Notes: …

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Cader Idris Minffordd Path

Cadair Bronwen No ratings yet.

Cadair Bronwen is a summit in the Berwyn region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Cadair Bronwen is 783 metres high. All the walking routes up Cadair Bronwen on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the cairn. Other Notes: See more information below. Cadair Bronwen …

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Cader Idris Minffordd Path

Black Mountain No ratings yet.

Black Mountain is a summit in the Black Mountains region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Black Mountain is 703 metres high. All the walking routes up Black Mountain on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the no feature. Other Notes: ground 130m S is …

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Fan Llia No ratings yet.

Fan Llia is a summit in the Brecon Beacons region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Fan Llia is 632 metres high. All the walking routes up Fan Llia on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the a few flat stones. Other Notes: See more …

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Cader Idris Minffordd Path

Moel Penamnen 3/5 (1)

Moel Penamnen is a summit in the Moelwynion region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Moel Penamnen is 623 metres high. All the walking routes up Moel Penamnen on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the no feature: 6m N of old trig point base. …

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Moel Siabod 5/5 (1)

Moel Siabod is a summit in the Moelwynion region or range in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Moel Siabod is 872 metres high. All the walking routes up Moel Siabod on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the rock 4m WSW of trig point. Other Notes: See …

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