Rhinogydd Walks in Snowdonia

The Ardudwy Way – South

This is the first section from Barmouth to Tal-y-bont railway stations of the Ardudwy Way which is a little known multiday path that crosses the western side of the Rhinogydd from Barmouth in the south to Llandecwyn in the north. We completed this as part of a multiday walk from Machynlleth to Llanbedr. The Route 1 …

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Cambrian Way Stage 14 – Barmouth to Maentwrog – The Rhinogydd

Y Diffwys from Ganllwyd

An unusual walk in that we bagged a Rhinog hill that’s not often seen on it’s own. You could use this route as an alternative ascent to climb the range from the south, or as an ideal descent once you’ve completed the hard work. OS Map Required Explorer 018, Landranger 124, BMC Snowdonia South, The Route Starting off …

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Craig Wion from Trawsfynydd

This route is an alternative route to get to the Rhinogydd ‘Badlands’ between Bwlch Gwilym and Bwlch y Tyddiad, shortening the alternative route of Moel Ysgyfarnogod and Clip as an approach, or ideal as a descent from Moel Ysgyfarnogod. These make a decent days’ walk in themselves, with the summit of Craig Wion, the complex …

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Rhinog Fach Cambrian Way Stage 14 – Barmouth to Maentwrog – The Rhinogydd

Best Walks in the Rhinogydd Hills

The Rhinogydd are infamous as being the roughest hills this side of Knoydart, and even then it’s a close run thing. Forming the rotten ‘tooth’ centre of what’s known as the Harlech Dome, these are the oldest rocks in Snowdonia, broken down by nature over millennia. Whilst the southern end of the range, if you …

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Craig y Ddinas Walk from Cors y Gedol Hall

Without being an overly challenging walk, this still gets you into the notorious Rhinogydd. The Route The full route details are on the National Park website – here.

Mynydd Clogau Walk from Bontddu

Clogau is the home of the famous gold mine of the same name. The Route The full route details are on the National Park website – here. They classify it as a ‘hard’ walk, but our standards are clearly tougher!

Rhinogydd from Llandecwyn to Talybont

The Rhinogydd, despite their difficulty, are reasonably accessible from many points. Trawsfynydd to the north east has always been a favourite starting point, but an arguably more scenic approach is from the opposite side of the mountain at Llandecwyn.  It has the advantage of a return via the Cambrian Line Railway. OS Map Required Explorer 018, Landranger 124, BMC …

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The Panorama Walk – Barmouth

A nice steady route from Barmouth that ensures you get a superb view over both the Mawddach Estuary and across it to Cadair Idris. If you want a walk from Barmouth that’s not too challenging, yet provides a lot for the effort, then the Panorama walk does just that. Starting off from the Station, you’re …

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Rhinog Fach Cambrian Way Stage 14 – Barmouth to Maentwrog – The Rhinogydd

Rhinogydd Traverse

If you don’t think any of the Rhinogydd routes are sufficiently challenging, then this one might be! Featured in a Mud and Routes article on the most challenging Snowdonia Walks, this is a composite route from our other Rhinogydd walks. You’ll need excellent navigational skills to complete this route, not to mention a decent level …

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Southern Rhinogydd from Nantcol

Having explored the north of these rugged hills, I couldn’t keep away from collecting the full set. Compared to the northern Rhinogydd, these are much easier underfoot but can still spring a surprise or two! Getting to the start of this walk can either be by the old gas guzzler into Cwm Nantcol, or you can start …

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The Ardudwy Way – North

This is the northern and final section of the Ardudwy Way which is a little known multiday path that crosses the western side of the Rhinogydd from Barmouth in the south to Llandecwyn in the north. Difficulties: Activity Type: Walks —-Hard Walk Submitted by: daveroberts The Route This is the northern section of this route. Further, more detailed …

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The Ardudwy Way – Central

This is the central section of the Ardudwy Way which is a little known multiday path that crosses the western side of the Rhinogydd from Barmouth in the south to Llandecwyn in the north. Difficulties: Activity Type: Walks —-Hard Walk Submitted by: daveroberts The Route This is the central section of this route. Further, more detailed information is …

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The Ardudwy Way

The Ardudwy Way  is a little known multiday path that crosses the western side of the Rhinogydd from Barmouth in the south to Llandecwyn in the north. Either complete it on it’s own or use it in order to create a loop when traversing the peaks. The Route  starts off in Barmouth and heads straight up …

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5 Things – Rhinogydd Rules

1 – However long you reckon your walk will last, double it.2 – If there’s a path going in your direction, follow it.3 – If there’s a path going in a direction other than the one you’re after; follow it.4 – Map and compass are next to useless as there are no paths marked on …

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