Walks in the Arenig Hills
About Walks in the Arenig Hills
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.