Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol

Fantastic - but very long and with two big ascents


Route outline for walk gw159:

Maes-y-garnedd  -  Nantcol  -  Rhinog Fawr  -  Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy  -  Rhinog Fach  -  Llyn Hywel  -  Y Llethr  -  Crib-y-rhiw  -  Diffwys  -  Diffwys (West Top)  -  Llyn Bodlyn  -  Cil-cychwyn  -  Pont Cerrig  -  Afon Cwmnantcol  -  Cwm Nantcol  -  Maes-y-garnedd.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
4
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
6
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Y Llethr at 756m (2481ft). Y Llethr is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (48th highest in Wales, 115th highest in England & Wales). Y Llethr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (59th highest in Wales, 139th highest in England & Wales). Y Llethr is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (21st highest in Wales, 475th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Diffwys at 750m (2462ft). Diffwys is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (51st highest in Wales, 120th highest in England & Wales). Diffwys is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (63rd highest in Wales, 147th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Rhinog Fawr at 720m (2363ft). Rhinog Fawr is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (61st highest in Wales, 147th highest in England & Wales). Rhinog Fawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (76th highest in Wales, 183rd highest in England & Wales). Rhinog Fawr is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (30th highest in Wales, 548th highest in the UK).

Along the way you will also bag Rhinog Fach at 712m (2337ft). Rhinog Fach is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (63rd Wales, 156th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (81st highest in Wales, 197th highest in England & Wales) ; Crib-y-rhiw at 670m (2199ft). Crib-y-rhiw is known as a Welsh Nuttall (117th highest in Wales, 287th highest in England & Wales) ; Diffwys (West Top) at 642m (2107ft). Diffwys (West Top) is known as a Welsh Nuttall (147th highest in Wales, 347th highest in England & Wales).

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL18
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 124
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol

In no particular order . . .

Y Llethr from the pass above Llyn Hywel

Y Llethr from the pass above Llyn Hywel

Photo: John Greaves (34)

Rhinog Fawr summit with Carreg-y-Saeth and Gloyw Lyn below

Rhinog Fawr summit with Carreg-y-Saeth and Gloyw Lyn below

Photo: Justin Pickford (6)

Y Llethr from Nantcol

Y Llethr from Nantcol

Photo: Justin Pickford (2)

Y Llethr summit cairn with Rhinog Fawr in the distance

Y Llethr summit cairn with Rhinog Fawr in the distance

Photo: John Greaves (36)

Rhinog Fawr from the Rhinog Fach summit cairn

Rhinog Fawr from the Rhinog Fach summit cairn

Photo: John Greaves (27)

Llyn Hywel below Y Llethr with Cadair Idris (in the distance centre left), Moelfre (Rhinogs) (in the distance centre right) and Cwm Nantcol from the summit of Rhinog Fach

Llyn Hywel below Y Llethr with Cadair Idris (in the distance centre left), Moelfre (Rhinogs) (in the distance centre right) and Cwm Nantcol from the summit of Rhinog Fach

Photo: John Greaves (32)

Llyn Bodlyn

Llyn Bodlyn

Photo: John Greaves (44)

Crib-y-rhiw (foreground) and Diffwys from Y Llethr

Crib-y-rhiw (foreground) and Diffwys from Y Llethr

Photo: John Greaves (37)

Rhinog Fawr towers above Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy from the cairn on the North end of the Rhinog Fach ridge

Rhinog Fawr towers above Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy from the cairn on the North end of the Rhinog Fach ridge

Photo: John Greaves (25)

Looking back up to Rhinog Fawr from the large cairn on Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy

Looking back up to Rhinog Fawr from the large cairn on Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy

Photo: Justin Pickford (10)


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