Arenig Walks in Snowdonia

The Arenig are the most disparate range in the park, and are more of a region than a range proper. Some of the terrain is similar to the Rhinogydd, especially the eastern slopes of Arenig Fawr and Arenig Fach. A large swathe then consists of peat bog, The Migneint, and mainly boggy / grassy hills such as Gallt Y Darren and Carnedd y Filiast. There are also Y Foel Goch to the north east of Y Bala that are really separate, and the southern pair of Rhobell and Dduallt.

This makes any long trip to the Arenig hills rather a difficult task as they’re not easy to join up in a backpack, unless you cross them as a linear route. Paths are few and far between, and low land access isn’t wonderful either. However, it’s possible to cross y Foel Goch, Carnedd y Filiast, Arenig Fach, fawr, Moel Llyfnant, Darren and make your way somehow towards Dduallt and Rhobell. It isn’t an easy trip, and best left for when the ground is dry.

Roughing it over Moel Oernant

While our last trip to the Edge of the Arenig left us pleasantly surprised with the easy going, this one unfortunately brought us back to reality. Moel Oernant is a rarely ascended Dewey, if the lack of paths of any description is any indication of popularity. This walk guide is more to prove that this …

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