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.

Full List of the WASHIS

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no. Summit Height in Metres Height in Feet Mountain Range Routes to Summit
1 Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa 1085 3560 Snowdon
2 Crib y Ddysgl 1065 3494 Snowdon
3 Carnedd Llewelyn 1064 3491 The Carneddau
4 Carnedd Dafydd 1044 3425 The Carneddau
5 Glyder Fawr 1000.8 3283 Glyderau
6 Glyder Fach 994.3 3262 Glyderau
7 Yr Elen 962 3156 Carneddau
8 Y Garn (Glyderau) 947 3107 Glyderau
9 Foel-fras (Carneddau) 942 3091 Carneddau
10 Elidir Fawr 924 3031 Glyderau
11 Crib Goch 923 3028 Snowdon
12 Tryfan 917.5 3010 Glyderau
13 Aran Fawddwy 905 2969 Aran
14 Y Lliwedd 898 2946 Snowdon
15 Cadair Idris – Penygadair 893 2930 Cadair Idris
16 Pen y Fan – Brecon Beacons 886 2907 Brecon Beacons
17 Aran Benllyn 885 2904 Aran
18 Moel Siabod 872 2861 Moelwynion
19 Mynydd Moel 863 2831 Cadair Idris
20 Arenig Fawr 854 2802 Arenig
21 Llwytmor 849 2785 Carneddau
22 Pen yr Helgi Du 833 2733 Carneddau
23 Cadair Berwyn 832 2730 Berwyn
24 Foel-goch 831 2726 Glyderau
25 Carnedd y Filiast (Glyderau) 821 2694 Glyderau
26 Waun Fach 811 2661 Black Mountains
27 Y Foel Goch 805 2641 Glyderau
28 Fan Brycheiniog – Twr y Fan Foel 802.5 2633 Brecon Beacons
29 Pen Llithrig y Wrach 799 2621 Carneddau
30 Cribyn 795 2608 Brecon Beacons
31 Craig Cwm Amarch 791 2595 Cadair Idris
32 Cadair Bronwen 783.4 2570 Berwyn
33 Moel Hebog 783 2569 Hebog and Nantlle Ridge
34 Glasgwm 780 2559 Aran
35 Moelwyn Mawr 770 2526 Moelwynion
36 Waun Rydd 769.2 2524 Brecon Beacons
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 37 Y Llethr 756 2480 Rhinogydd
    38 Pumlumon Fawr (Plynlimon) 752 2467 Central Wales - Pumlumon
    39 Moel Llyfnant 751 2464 Arenig
    40 Diffwys 750 2461 Rhinogydd
    41 Bannau Sir Gaer – Picws Du 749.1 2458 Brecon Beacons
    42 Yr Aran 747.2 2451 Snowdon
    43 Pen Pumlumon Arwystli 741 2431 Central Wales - Pumlumon
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 44 Craig Cwm Silyn 734 2408 Hebog and Nantlle Ridge
    45 Rhobell Fawr 734 2408 Arenig
    46 Fan Fawr 734 2408 Brecon Beacons
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 47 Moel Eilio 726 2382 Snowdon
    48 Fan Gyhirych 725 2379 Brecon Beacons
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 49 Rhinog Fawr 720 2362 Rhinogydd
    50 Pen Allt-mawr 720 2362 Black Mountains
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 51 Rhinog Fach 712 2336 Rhinogydd
    52 Moelwyn Bach 710 2329 Moelwynion
    53 Trum y Ddysgl 709 2326 Hebog and Nantlle Ridge
    54 Black Mountain 703 2306 Black Mountains
    55 Pen Cerrig-calch 701 2300 Black Mountains
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 56 Allt-Fawr (Allt Fawr) 698 2290 Moelwynion
    57 Mynydd Mawr 698 2290 Hebog and Nantlle Ridge
    58 Mynydd Drws-y-coed 695 2280 Hebog and Nantlle Ridge
    59 Foel Wen 690.6 2266 Berwyn
    60 Twmpa 690 2264 Black Mountains
    61 Cnicht 689 2260 Moelwynion
    62 Arenig Fach 689 2260 Arenig
    63 Foel Hafod-fynydd 689 2260 Aran
    64 Pen y Brynfforchog (Pen y Brynnfforchog) 684.9 2247 Aran
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 65 Y Garn (Drum Peithnant) 684 2244 Central Wales - Pumlumon
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 66 Chwarel y Fan 679 2228 Black Mountains
    67 Creigiau Gleision 678 2224 The Carneddau
    68 Moel Druman 676 2218 Moelwynion
    69 Maesglase 676 2218 Cadair Idris
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 70 Moel Cynghorion 674 2211 Snowdon
    71 Ysgafell Wen 672 2205 Moelwynion
    72 Esgeiriau Gwynion (Foel Rhudd) 671 2201 Aran
    73 Waun-oer 670 2198 Cadair Idris
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 74 Carnedd y Filiast (Arenig) 669 2195 Arenig
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 75 Tarren y Gesail 667 2188 Cadair Idris
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 76 Cyrniau Nod 667 2188 Berwyn
    77 Post Gwyn 665 2182 Berwyn
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 78 Fan Nedd 663 2175 Brecon Beacons
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 79 Dduallt 662 2172 Arenig
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 80 Craig-las (Tyrrau Mawr) 661 2169 Cadair Idris
    81 Manod Mawr 661 2169 Moelwynion
    82 Great Rhos 660 2165 Central Wales - Radnor Forest
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 83 Cribin Fawr 659 2162 Cadair Idris
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 84 Manod Mawr North Top 658 2159 Moelwynion
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 85 Moel yr Ogof 655 2149 Hebog and Nantlle Ridge
    86 Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd 653 2142 Hebog and Nantlle Ridge
    87 Moel-yr-hydd 648 2126 Moelwynion
    88 Foel Cwm-Sian Llwyd (Foel Cwm Sian Llwyd) 648 2126 Berwyn
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 89 Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw 646 2119 Berwyn
    90 Drygarn Fawr 645 2116 Central Wales - Elan Valley
    91 Moel Lefn 638 2093 Hebog and Nantlle Ridge
    92 Garreg Las (Twyn-Swnd) 635 2083 Brecon Beacons
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 93 Tarrenhendre 634 2080 Cadair Idris
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 94 Fan Llia 632 2073 Brecon Beacons
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 95 Moel Fferna 630 2067 Berwyn
    96 Y Garn (Rhinogydd) 629 2064 Rhinogydd
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 97 Fan Frynych 629 2064 Brecon Beacons
    98 Foel y Geifr (Hirnant) 626 2054 Berwyn
    99 Moel y Cerrig Duon 625 2051 Aran
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 100 Moel Ysgyfarnogod 623 2044 Rhinogydd
    101 Moel Penamnen 623 2044 Moelwynion
    102 Craig-y-llyn 622 2041 Cadair Idris
    103 Gallt y Daren 619.4 2032 Arenig
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 104 Cefn yr Ystrad 619 2031 Brecon Beacons
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 105 Garreg Lwyd (Moel Gornach) 616 2021 Brecon Beacons
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 106 Gorllwyn 613 2011 Central Wales - Elan Valley
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 107 Foel Goch (Arenig) 611 2005 Arenig
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 108 Pen y Garn 611 2005 Central Wales - Pumlumon
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 109 Tal y Fan 610 2001 Carneddau
    110 Mynydd Graig Goch 609.75 2000 Hebog and Nantlle Ridge
    111 Moel Meirch 608.85 1998 Moelwynion
    112 Mynydd Troed 609 1998 Black Mountains
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 113 Glan Hafon (Y Garn) 607.8 1994 Berwyn
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 114 Foel Goch (Moel Eilio) 605 1985 Snowdon
    115 Craig Portas 605 1985 Cadair Idris
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 116 Foel Fraith 602 1975 Brecon Beacons
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!
  • 117 Foel Lwyd 600.1 1969 The Carneddau
    118 Craig y Llyn 600 1969 South Wales
  • No Routes to this summit - yet!