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) and 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). The summit of Diffwys is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

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) and a Welsh Marilyn (30th highest in Wales, 548th highest in the UK). The summit of Rhinog Fawr is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Along the way you will also bag:

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

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Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Diffwys (West Top) summit

Diffwys (West Top) summit

Photo: John Greaves (42)

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Y Llethr and Llyn Hywel from the summit of Rhinog Fach

Y Llethr and Llyn Hywel from the summit of Rhinog Fach

Photo: John Greaves (30)

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Moelfre (Rhinogs) from the lower slopes of Rhinog Fawr above Nantcol

Moelfre (Rhinogs) from the lower slopes of Rhinog Fawr above Nantcol

Photo: Justin Pickford (3)

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Y Llethr and  Crib-y-rhiw above Llyn Dulyn from Diffwys

Y Llethr and Crib-y-rhiw above Llyn Dulyn from Diffwys

Photo: John Greaves (40)

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Rhinog Fach and Y Llethr with Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy below from Rhinog Fawr

Rhinog Fach and Y Llethr with Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy below from Rhinog Fawr

Photo: Justin Pickford (9)

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Llyn y Bi from the summit of Rhinog Fach

Llyn y Bi from the summit of Rhinog Fach

Photo: John Greaves (31)

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Looking down to Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy from Rhinog Fawr

Looking down to Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy from Rhinog Fawr

Photo: Justin Pickford (8)

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Rhinog Fach from the pass above Llyn Hywel

Rhinog Fach from the pass above Llyn Hywel

Photo: John Greaves (33)

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Y Llethr summit cairn with Rhinog Fawr in the distance

Y Llethr summit cairn with Rhinog Fawr in the distance

Photo: John Greaves (36)

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

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Y Llethr from the pass above Llyn Hywel

Y Llethr from the pass above Llyn Hywel

Photo: John Greaves (34)

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

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Y Llethr from the modest cairn on the summit of Crib-y-rhiw

Y Llethr from the modest cairn on the summit of Crib-y-rhiw

Photo: John Greaves (38)

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Y Llethr from the summit of Rhinog Fach (with Cadair Idris in the distance behind the summit cairn)

Y Llethr from the summit of Rhinog Fach (with Cadair Idris in the distance behind the summit cairn)

Photo: John Greaves (29)

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Rhinog Fawr from the Rhinog Fach summit cairn

Rhinog Fawr from the Rhinog Fach summit cairn

Photo: John Greaves (27)

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Diffwys summit trig point

Diffwys summit trig point

Photo: John Greaves (41)

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - The large cairn at the top of the Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy pass

The large cairn at the top of the Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy pass

Photo: John Greaves (23)

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Diffwys from Crib-y-rhiw

Diffwys from Crib-y-rhiw

Photo: John Greaves (39)

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

Walk gw159 Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cwm Nantcol - Chris Webb and Chris Golby on Rhinog Fawr

Chris Webb and Chris Golby on Rhinog Fawr

Photo: Oliver Lewis (1)


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