Moelfre - Diffwys - Y Llethr - Rhinog Fach Circuit

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A tough and very rewarding, four peaks circuit at the quieter end of Snowdonia. The scenery is stunning, with huge skies and views across to the Llyn Peninsula, Mawddach Estuary, Snowdon and Cadair Idris, plus other North Wales ranges and peaks. But if visibility is poor, don't try this one at all. You'll miss the exceptional views and especially on Rhinog Fach, this is one for experienced navigators and scramblers only, with much bouldering up and back down on intermittent or non-existent paths; its boulder fields are no joke in the mists or on tired legs.

The first three hills, Moelfre, Diffwys and Y Llethr, are grassy and mostly rounded, with interesting craggy sections to give them some drama; underfoot can be very boggy. Rhinog Fach is a different matter; it's a wonderful mess of boulders and rubble and you may find yourself having to double back from time to time to navigate slabs and other obstacles. There are numerous stiles to climb, mostly on paths but not always readily recognisable ones. There is some open, pathless ground too.

The Rhinogs are relatively inaccessible compared to much of Snowdonia, lying a few miles inland of Harlech; and whilst you are unlikely to see many people on this particular circuit, there is a busy campsite and car park at the lake to the north of this walk, at Llyn Cwm Bychan.

It links to Walk 4727 Rhinogs Fach and Fawr.

Wales - North Wales - Gwynedd - Snowdonia


Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mountains, River