Walk 1191

Rhinog Fawr & Gloyw Lyn from Cwm Bychan

Nat Park - Snowdonia

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Ascent - 1930 feet / 585 metres

Grade - mod/hard

Rhinog Fawr and Gloyw Lyn make a perfact combination for this Snowdonia walk from Cwm Bychan. The summit of Rhinog Fawr offers great views over the Rhinogs and over much of Snowdonia. Arguably one of the great walks in Wales, good route finding skills are essential. In addition the terrain is hard going in places.

Walk Description

Map showing start

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- OS Explorer - Sheet OL18 BUY MAP

- OS Landranger - Sheet 124 BUY MAP

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Snowdonia NP

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