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

The highest point of this walk is Y Llethr at 756m (2481ft). Y Llethr is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (49th highest in Wales, 116th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Y Llethr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (59th in Wales, 139th in England & Wales). Y Llethr is classified as a Marilyn (21st highest in Wales, 472nd highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Diffwys, 750m (2462ft). Diffwys is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (52nd highest in Wales, 121st highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Diffwys is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (63rd in Wales, 147th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Rhinog Fawr, 720m (2363ft). Rhinog Fawr is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (62nd highest in Wales, 148th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Rhinog Fawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (76th in Wales, 183rd in England & Wales). Rhinog Fawr is classified as a Marilyn (30th highest in Wales, 546th highest in the UK).

Along the way you will also bag Rhinog Fach, 712m (2337ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (64th Wal, 157th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (81st Wal, 197th Eng & Wal); Crib-y-rhiw 670m (2199ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (117th Wal, 287th Eng & Wal) and Diffwys (West Top) 642m (2107ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (147th Wal, 347th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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 . . .

Llyn Bodlyn

Llyn Bodlyn

Photo: John Greaves (44)

Rhinog Fawr and Northern Snowdonia from the cairn on the north end of the Rhinog Fach ridge

Rhinog Fawr and Northern Snowdonia from the cairn on the north end of the Rhinog Fach ridge

Photo: John Greaves (26)

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)

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)

Y Llethr from the pass above Llyn Hywel

Y Llethr from the pass above Llyn Hywel

Photo: John Greaves (34)

Llyn Bodlyn

Llyn Bodlyn

Photo: John Greaves (43)

Diffwys summit trig point

Diffwys summit trig point

Photo: John Greaves (41)

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)

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

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

Photo: John Greaves (37)


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