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Highest roads of Wales

Famed for its strikingly rugged landscape, Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Dominated by the Cambrians, central and north, and by the Brecon Beacons of the south, Wales is a mountainous country on the western side of Great Britain.It is bordered by England to its east, the Irish Sea to its north and west, and the Bristol Channel to its south. It has a varied geography with strong contrasts.

Mountain roadElevationCountyBetweenRoad typeNotes
Marchlyn Mawr Dam643m (2,109ft)CaernarfonshireDeiniolen and Marchlyn MawrDead EndAccess road to dam
Ffynnon Llugwy554m (1,817ft) CaernarfonshireA5 and Ffynnon Llugwy Dead EndAccess road to lake
Bwlch yr Efengyl549m (1,801ft)BrecknockshireHay-on-Wye and AbergavennyPass Highest road in Wales
Bwlch y Groes545m (1,788ft)  MerionethshireLlanuwchllyn and Dinas MawddwyPassHighest road in North Wales
Bwlch y Cloddiau533m (1,748ft)MontgomeryshireLlangurig and Afon DiliwDead End 


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