Best Guidebook Walks 3 – Rhinogydd

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22.5 km 1294 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

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Best Guidebook Walks 3 – Rhinogydd Details

This is Steve Ashton’s Walk across the Rhinogydd from our article on My Favourite Guidebook Walks.

Ashton does, admittedly, do them the easy way. He starts off in Cwm Bychan and then follows the entire ridge to Abermaw (Barmouth). While the walk is well described, there is the issue of returning to the start. Ashton also loses marks for not starting off the route by traversing the badlands between Rhinog Fawr and Moel Ysgyfarnogod.

Though starting from Cwm Bychan and turning left for the badlands as opposed to right for the not-Roman Steps is rather masochistic.

The Route can be viewed in the guidebook –  Ridges of Snowdonia  by Steve Ashton and published by Cicerone.

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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