Bwlch y Groes

Bwlch y Groes, otherwise known as the Pass of the Cross, situated on the minor road from the village of Llanuwchllyn to spectacular Lake Vyrnwy to at 1,800 feet (546 metres) is the highest pass in Wales.

Bwlch y GroesBwlch y Groes

Wild and remote, it offers superb views of the crags of the Aran mountains and particularly Aran Fawddwy, at 905 metres (2,970 ft), the highest mountain south of Snowdon. In Medieval times the route was used by pilgrims travelling from north to south Wales, they erected a cross just below its highest point which was replaced in 1989.

Aran FawddwySnowdonia National Park

In the early twentieth century the pass was used by the Austin Motor Company to road test new cars.